The naked branches of our Pear Tree

The naked branches of our Pear Tree

Winter Trees

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

(William Carlos Williams, 1883 – 1963)

 

Magnolia - New Buds

Magnolia – New Buds

Now it is grey, cold and drizzling. The south wind is blowing gentler compared to last night and yesterday, but it is still cold nonetheless. Like usual some plants are flowering; the Thryptomene, Crassulas, Geraniums and the cane Begonias. The aloe plants have started to develop flower spikes. The cold winter has done good for pushing the Tibouchina to flower a little late than usual. Some of the Cymbidium flower buds have opened, but many will bloom toward the end of winter and springtime. The fragrant Cymbidium tracyanum is not flowering this year, hopefully it will gather strength to bloom again next season.

Drenched purple Tibouchina

Drenched purple Tibouchina

Minute size spikes of the miniature Orchid from Vivi, first time flowering and the look is still a mystery.

Minute size spikes of the miniature Orchid from Vivi, first time flowering and the look is still a mystery.

Cymbidium Hove x Solana Beach X Tracey Reddaway

Cymbidium Hove x Solana Beach X Tracey Reddaway

Light Pink Cymbidium - Noid

Light Pink Cymbidium – Noid

Cymbidium 'My Sweet Amy'

Cymbidium ‘My Sweet Amy’

Small Cymbidium Noid

Small Cymbidium Noid

Noid Cymbidium

Noid Cymbidium

PS: Today is the Presidential Election in Indonesia. Though I am an Australian citizen now and cannot vote anymore, I fully hope that all the process of the election is going safely….. and I pray that Mr. Jokowi will win the election🙂