Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Blue or Purple Flowers

Blue or Purple Flowers

The past week it has been smoky and unpleasant outside because of numerous bushfires around Tasmania. None of them are near me, in fact most are burning in isolated areas and so far no homes have been lost or people injured that I am aware of.I haven’t really wanted to go out and take new photos though so I don’t have many to show you this week..

I recently bought some English lavender but I have not repotted it yet.

English Lavender
English Lavender. I recently bought a couple of pots of this.

One I prepared earlier, taken at the Botanical Gardens a couple of years ago.

Wisteria Arch, Hobart Botanical Gardens
Wisteria Arch, Hobart Botanical Gardens

This is ornamental Kale growing in a planter box in the Elizabeth St Mall. I call it mauve which is a type of purple but some might call it pink I suppose.

Ornamental Kale growing in one of many planter boxes around the Hobart CBD.
Ornamental Kale growing in one of many planter boxes around the Hobart CBD.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.


  1. All pretty purples! I don’t remember ever seeing ornamental kale like that, only the rounder, flatter cabbages. The kale is quite pretty!


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