RDP: Bud

Spring is here.

It’s spring in Australia and here in Tasmania that means lots of buds, new buds on the flowering trees, budding leaves on my two potted rose bushes and of course many flowers that are starting to bud including the tulips.

Here in northern Tasmania the daffodils are still blooming, in the Huon I think they would be finished by now. It is just coming in to tulip season and normally there would be a big tulip festival in Wynyard. This year there will be a scaled down event with smaller things happening throughout October. Tasmania is still closed to interstate tourists. However, you can’t stop the flowers from blooming and the tulip farm at Table Cape will be open to visitors from this weekend. Naomi and I will visit the next time she is here in two weeks.

I love this time of year so here is a selection of photos from previous springs.



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. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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