I've always found red a difficult colour to capture well in a photo, no matter what camera I've been using. This is, I think, a variety of pigface but with small flowers. While I was waiting to be picked up yesterday I saw this next to where I was standing. This is taken with my phone. When I downloaded it, I was surprised at the accuracy this time round of the flowers. Quite a rich, dark red. I was surprised. I wonder if I can do it again. LOL.
My eldest grandson was baptised yesterday at his pastor's house in the western suburbs here. I had little warning this was coming. They attend a fairly small, quite friendly community type church. He's thirteen and growing up fast. Even his voice is changing, not breaking yet but deepening quite noticeably.
His grandfather came too, dressed as if for a wedding. Long sleeve shirt and jacket and a tie, although it was quite hot in the sun. Everyone else was fairly informally dressed. I had a sunhat on and was glad of its shade. He spoke to a couple of his grandchildren, gave A. what looked like a lecture. Then he spoke to a couple of the family and disappeared.
After it was over, we went back to my son's house. Quite a crowd eventually with some people I haven't seen for possibly fifteen years arriving unexpectedly. Sixteen adults and more than sixteen children who all played well. Son did a BBQ and we sat out under the jacarandas in light shade with a pleasant breeze. Lots of salad and chicken and good sausages. I could feel my grandmother turning in her grave with a big meaty BBQ on Good Friday instead of fish. Some traditions I keep up and some I can compromise with. That was one. It was a very pleasant afternoon and I could hardly keep my eyes open when I arrived home. Apparently even the thirteen year old took himself to bed at 7:30.
I had another trip to the city through the week and had lunch in the Queen Victoria Building. These are some of the windows which are above each shop.
I think that when it's a bit cooler, I'll take the camera and have a prowl around in the building. There are lots of beautiful features which are easily missed when just walking through.
I've been working on the Wingspan shawl/scarf which i showed in the post below. I wish I had known about the baptism earlier as I could have had it finished for A's mum's birthady present. As it is. I have two more triangles and then the edging over the top to do. I did take it out and showed it to her. She liked it, so that was all good.