Sadly my veins wouldn't cooperate with the nurse and we struggled for some time but fell short of providing the required amount of blood by 100mls. I was quite worn out by all of this and had an iced coffee and 2 mini quiches before I left the building. I decided I'd regain my equanimity with a bit of a read in the Botanical Gardens.
view from a distance
list of roses at entrance to garden
nostalgia for my Wentworth Crepuscule rose
excitement that the Bot Gards are putting on Alice - though surprised I haven't had a call yet
Feeling much revived I drove to Subway in Glenorchy for yet more nourishing blood making food. I'm a fan of their wraps with roast beef, avocado, all the fresh salad and jalopenos.
view of Mt Wellington / kunanyi from Subway
Then I drove home the Brighton / Tea Tree way.
It is a beautiful road with typical scenery like this. However many of you will not have seen this:
the new Chinese Cultural Centre, though most people refer to it as the Buddhist Centre. I haven't been inside yet and this is as close as you can get from the road. Very intriguing.
And since I had the camera with me, I could finally take this picture:
The Cherry Farm near Runnymede. Hopefully the cherries will be ripe soon. The white daisies line the East Coast Drive at this time of the year. From the top of Bust Me Gall hill they look like salt pans. You can see that sheep graze in the orchard during winter.