(and sometimes the beast!)




Today, I joined a bunch of people who probably also read in the paper about some delightful, multi-coloured orchids currently blooming at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens.  I'd been meaning to visit the Gardens again and the article prompted me to head on over.  Volunteers, Joan and Debra, showed us around the Gardens and answered our many questions.  Highlight of the tour, of course, was these beauties, Phaius tankervilliae, known as swamp orchids or Nun's orchid or Nun's cap.
Just stunning aren't they?