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    I just took this photo of my garden. It's looking from our house to the front of our property. Those long spikes with red and yellow flowers in the foreground are giant ginger flowers.
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    The ginger are gorgeous!

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    Lovely Rhonda!
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    Gorgeous! It reminds me of Florida. Everything is so green. Is it still so dry?

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    Lush green vegetation and beautiful flowers. Rhonda do you get snow? Cause if not I think my path to simplicity might include moving to Australia.

    I love the flowers!

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    Beautiful Rhonda! I'd love to see that oneday....

    ~48 yr. old sahw, livin' it up in our empty nest, smack dab in the middle of everywhere.~

    *We're debt freeeeeeeee! (including the house)*



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    Gorgeous. I'd love to just be able to sit on a blanket and soak up the view. Enjoy it for me Rhonda.

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    Karen, we've had quite a bit of rain lately. summer is our wet season. Usually we have hot and humid days and in the afternoons storm clouds start building. We have a torrential downpour of rain accompanied by thunder and lightning and it clears to a bright sunny day with no clouds the next monring.

    chriss, it's never snowed where I live although we do have a lot of snow in Australia. About 150 km inland from here in the mountains they might get a thin sprinkling of snow every ten years or so but down south it snows a lot every year. The snow fields in australia are bigger than switzerland.

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    Rhonda,
    You front yard just reminds me so much of Hawaii! Did you know that if you gently squeeze the ginger flowers when they are still closed up a bit you should get a liquid out of them that you can use to wash your hair? Awapuhi anyone???? We learned this from some native Hawaiians one summer when we spent a week camping in a remote vally in Maui and had to live off the land.

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    that's a great hint, debbie. I'm going to try it. I am growing a sandpaper tree - it just grew up from a random seed. aboriginal australians used that for getting rid of the hard skin on their feet and for a lot of other things. It's amazing what nature provides.

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