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Friday’s view


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 🙂   

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Cascading Fairy Floss


Cherry blossom – pink, cascading. Like fairy floss: delicate, tender sweet and utterly indulgent. Spring this afternoon.

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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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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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All the leaves are brown….


And the sky is grey… well, I did go for a walk as the song suggests, on a not-so-winter’s day. The sky may not be very grey but winter is just around the corner. The autumnal garden changes so rapidly … Continue reading

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The Rains Came


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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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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A Very Hot Day


The weather bureau has forecast a day of extreme fire danger today. The thermometer is due to rise to around 40 degrees C. Such are our summers on the mountain and indeed in the southern quarter of Australia. The risk … Continue reading

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Love / Hate Relationship


It’s been a gruelling few days. My arms ache, my legs ache and when I close my eyes I see WEEDS, WEEDS and more weeds. Our garden is quite large and the recent heavy rain and heat has encouraged everything … Continue reading

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Maxi Wombat and Sargie Cat


Maxi Wombat and Sargie Cat.

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