It has been so long since I have taken my camera to the Botanic Gardens but I managed to go on Saturday. Last time I was there was Winter & the gardens were dead, yesterday the gardens were so full of life & colour. Here are a few pics of the Pink Bottlebrush Shrub & the beautiful Spring day we had on Saturday.

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Halloween is not very far away so Carly from Happy Little Kiwi & I have decided its time to start working on some great Halloween decorating ideas.  I have created a free Owl Drawing for you to print out & use to decorate your home!

All you have to do is CLICK HERE to download the A4 print as a PDF & then print it out. It would look great on some plain white or even white textured card stock.

Make sure you pop over to see what Carly from Happy Little Kiwi has created & you can check out my Pinterest Board for Halloween here. Enjoy!

FREE Owl Halloween Printable | The Little Leaf

Here are the last of the photos from this years Swell Sculpture Festival, which includes my favourite sculpture ‘Mermaid’ by Monte Lupo. This piece amazed me, so much detail & bits & pieces to look at. I love the clay work, the colour & the plants that were potted around the mermaids body. Check her out in the first two photos below :)

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01 – Monte Lupo | Mermaid

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02 – Ian Haggerty | Endless Shadows

03 – Jilly Gray | Salty Pears

04 – Wayne Markwort | Warhorse

05 – Kirsty Foley-Lewis & Matt Fischer | Sunshine

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06 – Adrian Hofmann | Pigs do Fly!

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07 – Andrew Lang | Beach Ranger Tattoo

08 – Craig Medson | Spiral Totem

09 – Christopher Trotter | Blumbergville Stationary Engine


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