A Ginger Variety : Floral Friday

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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16 Responses to A Ginger Variety : Floral Friday

  1. I adore ginger. So did my dad who grew one in California after we left Hawaii, where he grew everything. Your photos are beautiful. Can you include scent next time?

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    • Now wouldn’t that be nice if you could get that ginger aroma wafting off your screen. Perhaps one day there’ll be a rub option like you can do in some magazines. Like you and your Dad, I love ginger too. Not only for the flowers — ginger ice cream is to die for.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    I didn’t know ginger had a flower! Of course the only thing I’ve ever seen is the root! My horizons are widening!

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  3. lifelessons says:

    This is amazing! They look like cloves of garlic opening to reveal yellow orchids. I’d love to see one with all of the buds open.

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  4. Norah says:

    These are beautiful, Irene. I was very excited to find some buds on my native ginger plants this morning. I’m looking forward to seeing the flowers.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    I like seeing the different stages and perspective. Pretty pods!

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