JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A most beautiful flower.....

This is what it looks like before it opens....nondescript

About a month ago, a friend gave me a cutting for my garden.  She said that it was a very rare ginger and the flower had a lovely perfume.  You can imagine my utter joy and astonishment when this magnificent flower emerged.  It is one of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen and the perfume is  wonderfully heady.   I simply had to cut the flower and bring it inside so that I could enjoy both the flower and the perfume that wafts through the house.

My arrangement
And this is what it opens out to.....Mother Nature at it's incredible best!

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