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The everyday and the extraordinary loves of life. We have a one acre cold zone garden in rural Victoria, Australia. This blog chronicles its ever changing nature. We also love traveling and writing, our cats, the sea, cooking, and of course, our garden.
Category Archives: Australia
Yellow iris – first flush Coupled with pale pastel rose Ready for the long weekend – this afternoon’s view from the back deck – happy weekend gardening 🙂
Captain James Cook named this island in 1770 believing it caused interference with the magnets on board the Endeavour. By the late 19th century Europeans had settled the island. This island has captivated us. Simply enchanting in mid winter.
Our resident kangaroo has returned for the summer. This time he’s made a friend – our middle cat Albert. Enjoying an afternoon relax under the weeping apricot. Just don’t eat the roses, mate! He’s such an old boy. He can … Continue reading
To my non-Aussie readers you may presume this post will tout the benefits of masticating a certain confectionery. No. Or indeed if you are crafty you may presume a perfumed, gluey substance suitable for many projects. To my Aussie readers … Continue reading
Our friend Mr kangaroo is a surprising sight in our front garden amidst the golden foliage. Such a contradictory image – a giant kangaroo nestled under a deciduous, European, weeping apricot tree – staring right at us!
After visiting the Melbourne International Garden Show, I am again confused . Are we in autumn? Then these wonderful tulips belong to the Northern Hemisphere not Down Under. e This interesting contraption from fifty years ago sorts the bare bulbs … Continue reading
We have a tall, dark, 6 foot stranger living in our garden. We thought we heard him a few weeks ago. We thought we saw him a few days ago. Then today, here he was staring straight at us. He … Continue reading
Visiting Daughter Number Two in Sydney this weekend we came across an interesting recycling concept – Reverse Garbage. The idea is you buy household items which have been discarded by others, fill a bag or buy individually. I came across … Continue reading
It always amuses us that when we go on holiday we are drawn to the historical aspects of the city or place we are visiting. As we drove through Ned Kelly country on our way here to a Canberra, we … Continue reading