Tag Archives: Gardens

We’re back


After a long absence, cats and chickens and gardening in the mountains – we’re back posting – missed my blog – hope you are all still with me…. Join me for a cup of tea and a new journey… More … Continue reading

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New Year Chick


Christmas has come and gone and we now prepare for the new year to come. As with all new experiences we enter with a sense of anticipation and perhaps some trepidation. I guess we should follow the example of nature’s … Continue reading

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He’s back!


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

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Mountain Perils


Living on the Mount can be serene and immensely beautiful, however, it can also be very perilous. A silent kangaroo – camouflaged; a wombat hole, deep enough to fall in to and…. </a this sight which greeted us a few … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day view from the back deck


Here’s to all mothers, especially those who cannot be with their children…. The view from the back deck embraces the colours of autumn and the sharing of moments.

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Tea for two or three?


We have spent much time in our autumnal garden this Easter break. While last year I tried my hand at baking hot cross buns, this year I was not so adventurous. And I was quite pleased at the result…. I … 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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Deep Winter Blooms


Up here on the Mount, winters are very interesting indeed. While the rest of the surrounding area is bathed in sunlight, here we wallow in mist and cloud cover. It’s not so bad really. I love the cold and especially … Continue reading

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