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

Friday, 17 July 2015

Random pictures of lately

Mid winter it's a time of.....

sparkly spiderwebs in the morning dew

foggy mornings

beautiful evening sunset walks

some very frosty mornings

some snoozing by the fire kind of days

enjoying some large apples off the tree

and finding beauty in the bleakest, coldest part of the year

and catching the beautiful winter sunshine when it's here

Just some of the goings on around our place at this time of year. It is so cold out there, but not as cold as the eastern states at the moment. Just a bit jealous of the snow they are receiving. It looks magical!
Maybe one day I will get to see some snow. We have our fingers crossed that the rain they have predicted for the weekend starting tonight, does arrive. It is very dry here which is not good. This is supposed to be our wettest month and we have had nothing so far. Enjoy the snow or the warmth depending on where you are!

Monday, 13 July 2015

From around the garden and our new family member Cody

It's been so long since I was last here, I almost forgot how to do a blog post!

It may be mid-winter but there is no shortage of colour out in the garden. Only photos of flowers today, the vege patch needs lots of weeding before I even think of taking photos in there.

It is lovely watching the Pansies unfurl to see what colour they will be.

The mulla mulla has been flowering like crazy since last spring.
Would love to have some more around the garden.

I absolutely adore this Correa 'Catie Bec'
Another one I would love to have lots more of around the garden.

A bit blurry, it's been ages since I have used my good camera to take any bee
pics. Looks like I am a bit out of practice!

Sweet Pea buds, the promise that spring is on the way.
Although with the freezing temperatures at the moment
springs seems like a long long way away yet.

Our newest family member; Cody!

We adopted Cody early last month through one of the rescue
organisations. He is a beautiful gentle boy that has fitted into our
family like he has always been here. It is six months since we
had to say goodbye to BJ and I still miss him everyday, but this
sweet funny boy has stolen my heart too.

Catching some winter sunshine earlier today.

My hands are numb from the cold, better go and do the dishes so I can sink them into some warm water and stoke the fire up, then time to start the evening chores. Soup for tea tonight sounds like a good idea I think.