Category Archives: flowers

Capture


After months of sunless days, today we captured the sun.    These tiny seasonal delights appeared and were caught – tangible sunshine.   Though the light fades and returns, the start of Spring is near.    White cat captures the moment.   And these … Continue reading

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Spring or Autumn?


It’s a beautiful day on the Mount. The season is turning and we are approaching the delight which is autumn up here. However, I have this potted plant which I haven’t been able to identify. I have scoured the Plant … Continue reading

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Peony passion


Like a perfect summer’s day, the peony lasts momentarily. Its splendour remains as one of nature’s treasures.

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Go to the back of the block, sit down and stop


As any one with a large (or even not so large) garden knows, there are always jobs to do: extensive seasonal tasks like pruning and planting as well as weekend jobs such as raking and weeding. With so many tasks … Continue reading

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Garden Gratitude Theme: Pink


No, not the popular female singer but the crimson colours of the camelias! On this unusually sunny morning and the walkways strewn with pink petals, it never ceases to amaze me how these trees push forth their abundance. In our … Continue reading

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Garden Gratitude Theme: Yellow


This week end, while I endeavoured to complete my weekly rituals of checking the chicken house, scrubbing their water trough, replenishing the water and reorganising the straw, I sat for a moment to give a little thanks. I say ritual … Continue reading

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What a winter, but what a wonder…


Ten years on the Mount and what a winter we’ve had. Last weekend we tried to burn our ever increasing pile of winter debris, to no avail. Instead we set about trimming the abundant camellias – one of which shot … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day Tribute


At the going down of the sun And in the morning We will remember them The 98th remembrance of the first diggers of WWI. Just a couple of kilometres from our home stands a giant, white Memorial Cross. Each ANZAC … Continue reading

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So Envious!


You all know my passion for gardens – any gardens, any where. So when a friend and in-law Margaret invited me to see her Community Garden project I was intrigued. The first time I saw the garden was last November … Continue reading

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Liebster Award Nominations

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Although I have only been blogging since September, I have found it one of the most rewarding outlets for my writing and thoughts on gardening, travel, pets and the every day happenings of life. So it was with much amazement … Continue reading

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