Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
"when there's something new, in your neighbourhood..
Who you gonna call.."
the girl with the camera of course
there are three of these new gardens along the footpath by my home
they are rain gardens! I knew that as I watched them being constructed
you should be able to read this if you enlarge it
this diagram shows how it all works
the plantings are all still small and hard to see in bright sunlight
the grasses are easier to spot
here you can see the patterns left by water flow from the last rain we had
there are openings along the gutters to allow the water in so the gutters don't flood across the road
we also have new tree plantings along "my" side of the footpath
there are no labels, but the leaves indicate liquid amber and if you know anything about trees you'll remember liquid ambers grow wide and tall, very tall
which could be a future problem, because...
on either side of these new trees are the gums that have been there for years, where the rainbow lorikeets gather to get the nectar from the flowers, and straight up?