Turning the clock back a few weeks again (can you do that with clocks?), I never did finish telling you all about our wondrous trip to the coastal city of Lae. And I’m afraid I won’t finish even now.
Like every good city, Lae includes a free (that’s right!) botanical gardens.
Though really they should call it a botanical forest, because you do far more trudging through the jungle than strolling past rose-bushes. Here we are, whistling merrily as we walk:
And here’s a sign:
And here are some of the strange and beauteous squid flowers:
I don’t think they’re actually called squid flowers, but if enough people start calling them that, they will be soon enough.
And here’s an old Australian airplane, complete with a spiffy kangaroo logo:
What this was doing in the botanical gardens, I haven’t the slightest, but there it was all the same. Normally, I would try and make some kind of deep philosophical point here, but really I just wanted to share some pictures with you. I do hope you enjoy.