Last night there was smoke from bushfires burning over on the other side of the inlet, hence the pink sky.
This morning it is lovely and clear and I can see the Coral Sea. That's Earl Hill in the background, at Trinity Beach.
Aquis development goes ahead. A Chinese developer has well-developed plans for a hotel-casino complex that is said to cost $8 trillion. It would impact significantly on this view, creating 8 hotels and 2 casinos, theatres and an aquarium.
But back to the garden....
Bromeliads. Lots of them. Growing up palm trees and in pots, clinging to rocks and branches.
Beautiful and bizarre plants. Frances has lots of Tillandsia, too, more on these air plants later. Moving on to the gingers. A bare patch of hillside has burst out with pink flowers in the last few weeks.
Regional Gallery. It is a wonderful exhibition called Capturing Flora: A passion for the Exotick.
The other flower that has just emerged is the amaryllis. These cheer up my day - how could they not?
The garden is mostly foliage actually, but I am having trouble getting good photos. So here's another plant that is flowering at the moment. And there are paw paws, but I found I need to be quick to beat the birds or bats.