Now comes the hard part, totalling up the takings and distributing the funds. We have a weekend retreat planned, originally for some R and R after the exhibition, but I think that it will take all weekend just to work out the finances!
Whilst on duty at our current exhibition have have found plenty of time to knit. This is a jumper for little Miss 2 years old for next winter. She is very particular about what she wears, so I just hope that she likes the colours!
This is a very handsome Blue Tongued Lizard, and you can see why it is called that. The lizard is in the process of shedding it's old skin, which you can see is still covering part of the back area, while the head and shoulders are nice and shiny new skin. This is a particularly large specimen and was being very fierce while I attempted to photograph it. It hissed, blew itself up with air and flicked its blue tongue at me.
These pretty silk flower pictures were sent to me many years ago by a friend in Canada. They appear to be the fronts of old cigarette cards, as evidenced by the ones below still attached to the cardboard.
Some weeks ago I posted about the 150th birthday of the Melbourne Zoo and how they commissioned 50 fibre glass baby elephants to be painted by local artists, which were then to be auctioned to raise funds for the zoo etc. Well, after some time on display around the city and environs, the elephants are back at the zoo waiting for the Grand Auction.
Mali is the name of the baby elephant born at the zoo a while back, so all of these are Malis. One was even painted by the real Mali.
I won't be showing you all 50 of the elephants, but just a selection of some of the more interesting ones. In conjunction with the big malis, smaller ones were sent to various local schools where the pupils decorated them. They too are on display here at the zoo, beside the historic carousel.
I hadn't walked down to this particular park for a while, so I was suprised to see these new features. The mosaic will soon be hidden by the new foliage on the trees, but the mural below will be visible for all to enjoy................that is if the vandals leave it alone.
According to the local paper it was over painted by vandals, so now it and the childrens' handball court are out of bounds while they clean it up. It looks as if they have finished for now, so I hope the stupid so and sos leav it alone this time.
With all the rain that we have had over Winter, the Spring flowers are exceptional this year. These Chinese ground Orchids are lovely dainty little things, and just so easy to grow, and they multiply so easily too. The true colour is a little darker than they show here.