Built back in Queen Victoria’s time in 1858, Allan Gardens is a perfect place to catch a hint of spring before spring arrives. G, Blee and I paid a visit last weekend to snap some photos. It even has – yep – a banana tree that has spouted fruit..
2 & 3) the banana tree and fruit
4) in the cactus house; 5) these were little blue flowers that looked like green chilis
6) in the cactus house again
7) looks like this cactus has an erection; 8) these flowers reminded me of potato chips for some reason
9) an orchid, but of course
Also must give a shout-out to my dear friend LA who paid us a visit a few weeks ago for lunch. LA and I go waaaay back, and by that I mean, friends since the age of four. We actually also both won “Athlete of the Year” Awards in the same year at the same high school – LA as best female athlete, moi as best male athlete. Yes, we ran with the sports/jocks crowd … back then.