Sundays, for many people, are a time to cheer on the local team. A day when the family all gather for a big lunch. A chance to put up the feet and read the weekend newspaper.
Or, perhaps, head down to the Council car park, all roped-off with bunting and glow-in-the-dark road cones. And a crew of women in hi-viz vests, inking HUGE pieces of linoleum, ready to be printed…by a chap (also in a hi-viz vest) on a road roller.
Yes, just another Sunday here… with members of Printbank Mackay.
The weather while not conducive to racing down to the beach has been relatively warm this month.Note that word”relatively.” On the night of the Blood Moon I was out at 5am to gaze skyward, dressed in jeans and a sweater.
And the sky was filled with stars! I don’t remember ever seeing such a clear night sky here! And, yes, I did see the Blood Moon. And Mars. No photos though, as I am thwarted by street lights around here and those orange-y sodium lights at the intersection down the road. But the weather was, that night, favourable.
So…no astronomical wonders to show. How about some orchids? Not mine. I do have some in bud, but they’ll be in bud for a while yet.
However, a friend across town has a collection and quite a few were flowering so I popped in while The Man was in the dentist’s chair. Not all had name tags and Vic, the orchid man, was not there so …I’ll do my best, but I’m flying blind with some. 🙂
This looks like a Cattleya…
This I do know...Phalaenopsis though not its varietal name
Epidendrum radicans Common as…I have several.But guess what? Not one of mine has flowered! Known as Crucifix orchids, they do come in other colours, but this is the most often seen.
Let’s have another Phalenopsis …
Vic also has pawpaws! (note to self: see if any nurseries are selling plants yet)
Yes, mid-winter, folks! My last tree was flattened by a cyclone and I haven’t bothered to replace it.But I do so love fresh pawpaw…not those poor, sad things the supermarket staff treat like footballs!
Off to don my chef’s hat!