There are 2 Domes - the Flower Dome & the Cloud Dome - the Flower Dome is home to all sorts of plants from cacti, succulents, trees, flowers etc etc. It's all air-conditioned too - they have their own eco-system going so it's entirely self-sufficient.
They have different themed displays - this one was finishing - Nursery Rhymes - it was finished & a new one was being done.
Lupins - HofM informed me.
Amazing sculptures everywhere.
Ancient olive trees that must have been brought in & replanted - can you see why it took us so long to look around.
Just tying off after finishing all the quilting - then the binding goes on. It measure 81" square - quilted on my domestic machine - pleased I was able to do it. Made for a friend's child - their wedding was last year - so it's not all that long ago.
My great-niece & her boyfriend visited us for the weekend & while the men played golf, Jess & I went to the Red Hill Market. Lots of lovely food, music, gifts, clothes etc etc etc. We had brunch across the road at Arthur's at the Ithaca Bowls Club. Food was great - lovely way to spend the morning & the weather was just a little warmer.
After a drive around the Sunshine Coast, we went to see the American Frigate at Hamilton & decided to eat at Eat Street, Northshore, Hamilton. The food was great & we would have stayed longer except for the bitterly cold wind - we Qlders are not used to such cold weather.
I was checking out Judy Cooper's blog http://judycooper.blogspot.com.au/ (see my side bar) and found TAST http://pintangle.com/category/take-a-stitch-tuesday/ - what a great resource for stitches - absolutely amazing. Yes, I know it's Wednesday here.... I copied a picture across from the TAST blog - first stitch is fly stitch -such wonderful ideas. Am inspired to do more & more hand stitching