With a little extra time on my hands, I have been able to catch up with lots of my favourite blogs. As always, I feel inspired but also a little nostalgic. I know how lucky I am to have the chance to explore this great city and country, but I do miss the dogs and can't help but wonder how my garden is faring back in Brisbane. How are the seeds I planted in early autumn going? Quite a few seemed very slow to germinate but may have been washed out by the heavy rain we had before Easter. Others had emerged, but I don't know if they have had enough regular rain or watering to support their growth. The weeds I'm sure are thriving.
Fortunately, Jakarta is a generous host, and, for now, its streets and suburbs are my surrogate garden.
|Masses of crows nests and elkhorns established in this impressive specimen tree, with a bed of Spathyphyllum in the foreground.|
|More from the front of the same home, in a street full of mansions and embassies running between the antique market and Plaza Indonesia.|
|Love these little palms.|
|One of many impressive statues throughout the city.|
|This gracious colonial mansion had been converted to a museum.|
|Not sure if this is a cycad or a palm; I love its spiky fronds. They were planted in groups of five along the traffic island.|
|Heliconia in bloom in the office grounds.|