The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. ~ Alfred Austin

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Spring Beauties



Love their crazy hair-do's!
Two photos of the spring beauties out in the garden was all I was able to take.
We have gale force winds out there. Again.
It was way too hard trying to get the flowers in focus, they were moving about
all over the place.
Well lunch break is over, back to work for awhile this afternoon.
Back out into the freezing cold wind.
At least it is not raining...yet.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Before The Rain

I had a look around the garden to see what else was flowering.

Gorgeous purple Beadered Iris

Clivia in the shadehouse.

Another pretty cornflower, slightly different colour from the last one.


Of course around this place I can never walk around the garden or try and do something in the house without having one or two + 'companions'. In this case Jess and Billy were on hand today, with both the dogs deciding it was just too cold to go outside unless absolutely necessary.

Somebody forgot to tell the weather it is actually spring!
It was so cold today, had to dig out the real warm winter woollies.
Back to warm jumpers and soup weather again!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Sunday In Pictures

A lovely Sunday pottering around, doing jobs both inside and outside. It's now time to go feed the menagerie and cook our dinner before ending the day in front of the fire watching a bit of tv. Hope everyones' Sunday was a lovely one too.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

::Ten on Ten:: September 2013

10 pictures on the 10th day of the month.
{Document a snapshot of your life and find beauty among the ordinary things in your day!}

Joining in with Rebekah for this months Ten on Ten.

 First thing this morning was to get 3 loads of washing out on the line
as a series of storms are supposed to be moving in.
At least the strong breeze got it dry in no time.

Taking a wander around the garden, I noticed my first cornflower
had opened. Can't wait to see the rest of them open up.

Late morning I started working on a small project.
My kitchen is blah and boring, so I am trying
to do a few small things to brighten it up a bit.

I made a start on brightening up the pin-up board on the side
of the pantry, with this happy looking polka dot contact.
Unfortunately I ran out of time to finish it off.
 Hopefully I will be able to get back
to it at the end of the week.

Less fun to do today was finish off a job application
and do my tax return.
Thankfully that job is now out of the way.

After tackling my tax it was time to have a cuppa.
A herbal tea in this case, trying to cut down
on the amount of coffee I'm drinking.

Once again I pulled this fabric out ready to start cutting it up,
but once again couldn't bring myself to start as I am
afraid of making big mistakes with my cutting and
ruining the chance of being able to do anything
with it.

Today's egg count.

My beautiful boy BJ.
He was in his usual spot in the kitchen
waiting ever so patiently for his dinner to
appear in his bowl.

This was the sky about 5pm.
Apparently some heavy rain and gale force
winds are on the way!

I certainly wouldn't make a food photographer!
It mightn't look much, but this creamy mushroom pasta
and salad was yum. And the best thing is there is enough to
have for dinner again tomorrow night. Tomorrow is going to be a
loooong day at work. I will be on the road all day, I have hundreds
of kilometres to drive. I should hopefully finish about 7pm.
Should be fun with all the rain and wind coming in!
At least dinner will be easy to rustle up. 

I had fun participating in my second ten on ten and finding the beauty in the everyday. Looking forward to next months ten on ten.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Our Weekend

The weekend started Friday afternoon picking Megan up from the Ag college where she lives during the week. I really look forward to weekends and having her home.

We had to make a stop and do some grocery shopping and stop at the stockfeeds before heading home.

Friday night Daniel went camping out on a friend's farm. I had one very tired boy the next day. He dropped off to sleep on the lounge about 4.30pm. I woke him up for tea, but he was so tired he just went straight back to sleep. So his tea went into the fridge and I woke him up enough to get him to bed, where he slept all the way through until about 8.30 Sunday morning.

Saturday was spent catching up on things around the house, and lots and lots of washing. In the afternoon I went and picked my elderly neighbour up and we went to the town hall and had our vote. Also went out and did a fair bit of driving with Megan.

Sunday lunchtime we went out to the farm and had a bbq lunch with friends.

We had the lunch out in the paddock where the boys had camped Friday night. We got there a little early so Megan made herself comfortable in the hammock while we waited.

While Daniel perched up in the lookout tree.

After we finished lunch, the kids all ran around wearing off some excess energy. Another moment of brotherly and sisterly love ha. I believe this was all over the fact that Daniel had managed to get Megan's phone off her and she was trying to get it back. My useless phone didn't even have signal out there.

All too soon it was time to leave...

Back through a paddock full of healthy looking wheat,

Then out the paddock gate, out onto the road to make our way home.

Once we were home again we went through the photos that had been taken last Friday night when Megan and I travelled up to Perth for her school ball.
My gorgeous girl ready for the ball
And the beautiful view we had from our balcony.

After going through the photos it was time to drive back to the college, and for me to say goodbye to Megan once more and then turn around and make the drive home again. It was a great weekend, but it was over way too soon.