We are experiencing a heat wave, not unusual for this part of the world in January. However, during this time some strange things are happening. Apart from our broody Plymouth Rock chook who has nestled down to nurture her potential … Continue reading
Like a perfect summer’s day, the peony lasts momentarily. Its splendour remains as one of nature’s treasures.
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Tagged blooms., flower arrangements, Peony field, peony flowers, photography, pink peonies, poetry, summer, vases, writing
The golden dogwood, heralding summer.
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Tagged dogwood, musings, photography, summer, trees, white cats, yellow blossoms
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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Tagged Community Gardens, East Keilor, family, Gardens, gold, grapes, history, sustainability, vegetables, Walter Burley Griffin
After ten weeks of no rain, suddenly the heavens opened up and we received a welcome downpour. Summer here on the mountain can be a mixed blessing. Most of the the time we indulge in sheltered, lush greenery, going about … Continue reading
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Tagged agapanthus, begonias, blackberries, CFA, classic cinema, films, Fire, gardening, Gardens, geraniums, hydrangeas, mountains, Rain, summer
Out little blue chook house has finally opened for business. It has take us a little longer than anticipated to lodge the girls (and a couple of boys!) in the new structure. Constantly looking for improvements, Colin decided to put … Continue reading
Posted in cats, chickens, gardening, Lifestyle, Plymouth Rock chickens, recycling, summer
Tagged Cats, chicken houses, chickens, lofts, pets, Plymouth Rock chickens
26th January commemorates the landing of the First Fleet in 1788 in Sydney Cove. Therefore, it is a public holiday for Aussie citizens. We also must take into account indigenous cultures who often do not see this as a day … Continue reading
Posted in Australia, cars, classic cars, climate, gardens, History, Lifestyle, summer, trees, wildlife
Tagged Australia, Australia Day, Buick, classic cars, dingoes, flags, Gardens, government, magnolia, Pierce Arrow, possums, snakes, teddy bears, vintage cars, wildlife
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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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