Waratah aka Telopea Speciossima native to the Southern Highlands and Illawara.
Yesterday Robertson Artist Julie Krone came to visit my studio bearing a beautiful bunch of waratahs ( No, spell check they were not warpaths!) and proteas from her garden. We spent a couple of hours chatting and looking at books and both concluded that these visits are essential to nourish the creative soul. I feel very lucky to be part of a community where there are plenty of friendly and talented creative people.
Last night, he Robertson Gallery, now renamed Gallery Chiron opened a retrospective of local artist, Brooke Maurice's work from the past 40 years. The space is becoming a great meeting place for members of the local arts community.
I once read somewhere that one shouldn't talk about what one ate on a non-food related blog but, I have to say that Director Pi Wei Lim makes the best chestnut bread in the universe. We are in the middle of chestnut season here and there is fierce competition among local chestnut fanciers ( Pi Wei and I) to see who can find the best chestnut recipe. Pi Wei, you win!