Surprise harvest


The tomatoes this year have been unusually late. As temperatures plummet and new garden beds needed, these came as a pleasant surprise.

I guess this marks the end of autumn. Make room for winter plantings.

Happy gardening, no matter the season.

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Wisteria: waiting for winter 


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Marking time


I starting marking term papers this morning but became distracted by this…

Leaves and cats wait for no one!

I guess the marking can wait a bit longer. 😊

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The road less travelled


Today is my grand-daughter, Jasmine’s tenth birthday – I wish for her – a good road; a bejewelled road; a kind road; a healthy road; a joyous road; a peaceful road; a road filled with love, courage and confidence. May this road bring us all together again.sanatorium lake

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Appreciation


Today I was notified that this blog has reached 100 followers! I am very grateful to all of  you, all over the world.

This blog started as way to link family to our travels. It is now more of a garden blog. As a huge thank you to all of you, I send you this red rhododendron – prolific and special – may your own writings and blogging be abundant and extraordinary!

Thank you!

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A garden lookout


Record rainfall over the last few months have prevented me from spending time in the garden. We have had snow, wind, hail and low level flooding! What a winter!

I guess this little fellow is waiting patiently for my return. Shortly, I will be able to show off my new veggie patch and restored chicken house – now a potting shed! Waiting for the sun and some warm weather. Look out for my posts soon.

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The garden path


Closer to home, this path leads to precious nature.

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Tasmanian Idyll



Lost 

in never ending time;

Swept by barren winds:

Sand and sail and sea

Found in beauty

And peace.

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Taming the Tamar


We walked the dogs

and talked

that morning

along the Tamar 

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Lavender fields forever


If you’re ever in northern Tasmania, a must see is Bridestowe Lavender farm for its pure, pure lavender oil.IMG_1694

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