Tinkerbell was in the Fairy Garden over the weekend for Storytime in the Garden with the kids followed by Face Painting. The kids had great fun!
I don't usually work weekends. Yesterday I had the privilege of taking our newest granddaughter Chloe's baby photos .....I spent the day with Tim, Jess and Chloe...it was fun. I learnt so much and can't wait to do another Photo Session when asked.
This week it's full on busy at the Watergarden with several Bus Groups visiting us.
I'm still facilitating the BLWG Facebook Page and helping out in Reception 5 days. I love working in Reception taking Bookings,answering the phones,serving customers,hosting groups as they arrive and exit.
I get to meet people from all around the world .....so far this season I have met some really interesting and fascinating people.
Our friends Kay and Don arrive this Friday to attend the annual Fiddler's Convention which is held in our Road. Looking forward to a catch up.
We have a NEW set up this season at the Blue Lotus Watergarden. We are set up at the far end of the Nursery.....wall art is a bit hard to see until you walk in past the NEW plants sale counter.
We have heaps of Lotus and Waterlily pots and ponds as well as pond accessories such as Solar Pumps,floating ducks,crocs,hippos,Pond Cleaner.
Lots of new garden products.
Rod was working away yesterday when I took these pics.
Dragonflies,butterflies,lizards,birds,geckos and a few new water features.
We also have a variety of bird baths and bird feeders.
This is the view as you come in via the second car park.
Rod has to remove these pot pellets yet...he's been so busy trying to get our new set up looking good and yesterday morning our marquee collapsed due to the rain and wind.....so luckily Wiel and Phil had a spare one that they lent us.
Our sign may not be up on opening day but we'll get it up soon. I feel sorry for Rod because he has put in a lot of time at the Watergarden since 2005 .....many hours of his own time......and to have to change our set up in such a major way has taken it's toll....not our choice! He is now exposed to the weather...wind and rain....no protection. Not very fair! Yes the set up looks great....but is it practical.....not really!
Nice to see Kimberley's pic on the front cover of the Yarra Valley,The Dandenongs and the Ranges Summer Edition of the Tourist News.
With only 23 days until the Lotus Season Opening it's full steam ahead at the moment.
The boys have been working around the clock to try and get everything finished.
I have a little bit of pricing to finish off this weekend for Rod and then we'll start working on our outdoor displays in the coming weeks.
Arriving in today's Mail was my second holiday Photobook....Cambodia/Laos......very happy with how they turned out.....and so pleased they have been completed ....after many,many hours of work.
I think next holiday I'll hand the camera over to Rod and I'll just enjoy the holiday....LOL! He has no idea of the work involved....he just likes the finished book. After actually spending hours taking the photos,sharing via FB and my Blog whilst on holiday......by the time it comes to creating the Photobooks I'm already over it.......so 2016 it can be Rod's turn to get behind the camera and then create the Photobook.....do you think he'll do it......no way!!!
I was just a bit late taking these photos tonight of the pretty skyline.
I raced outside after seeing the reflections in our family room window
But I was just a bit too late.
I've finally finished more pricing for Rod today. So now we are all caught up. Just waiting on another supplier to send their products. Hopefully they shall arrive in the next week. Our Pots are being delivered tomorrow so Rod shall be able to price those shortly.
I took a break at 5:15pm today and went around to the Watergarden to take more pics for the Facebook Site.
It's just such a lovely place to spend a few hours.....just walking around enjoying nature.
Late afternoon is always a great time to take pics.
I like to sit and just stop .....admire the beauty of the garden.
Hoping to get more of my Photobook completed this week. I've had to take a break from it so that I could get all the pricing up to date for Rod's Shop. I've also had some online orders come through today so have processed them and have them all packed up to send out tomorrow.