Friday, January 9, 2009


A month ago these lovely flowers bloomed outside my house. My neighbour planted them and then moved out, leaving behind a fantastic surprise in the garden. The garden outside my place is pretty wild and lacks the attention it needs. (Too busy fishing). The highlight would have to be the 10ft tall fennel plant by my doorstep. The segmented stalks and lush green feathery tops remind me of bamboo in Japan. Every time I walk in the door, I get a burst of that aniseed smell wafting through with me. It also provides some pleasant, well-needed shade.

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