My dear friends, I do wish you all a very happy New Year, full of love and laughter, good health and good fellowship, with lots of wonderful opportunities to make art or do whatever makes you happy, and there's that ever present wish for peace in our troubled times.
When I have a moment, and when it's not too hot, I do what I can in the parched garden. Last autumn I bought a Western Australian Eucalypt, hoping to get really red blossom, and to my delight it has flowered this summer, just as red as I had imagined. Only about a metre tall at the moment, it produced several branches of flowers and with any luck there will be some nice big gumnuts for crafting.
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