Thursday, 16 August 2018

Toowomba gardens

We went on a trip to Toowomba to the Japanese gardens.
The lake was very peaceful but the lack of streams and waterfalls explains this.






We had the place mainly to ourselves.




Lots of ducks and birds around.









They were installing new pumps so no water here.
Bare trees and no water most of Australia looks like this at the moment.



These two keep turning up .

very peaceful morning wondering around the gardens.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Pool and animals.

I have  been missing for a bit, visiting my son and daughter in law in QLD not the right time to go can't swim in the pool a bit cold still  but the ducks do, these shots are a bit misty but if you look closely you can see them.



They don't stay long just a fly in  quick swim and off they go.
This is the new member to the family his name is matey, he says Hello a lot and What's the matter mate

He also coughs a lot and dances maybe he was owned by a old smoker who likes to dance, he is a rescue bird that wondered into a house one day out of the blue. 



The first day I was there we went to the farm or produce store just down the road to get supplies for the animals they now have 4 chooks too along with the goat so they are now a little farm.
I think they sould get pigs too but they are not so keen.




The rooster was all puffed out and strutting around.
 
Maybe these were his babies and he was very proud.





Thursday, 19 July 2018

A walk along Duck Creek, a winter storm and a new path.

Barb and her hubby came over on Tuesday so we went for a walk along Duck Creek she took lots of pictures and I took a few her are always better than mine. 
 Our local creek, it's pretty down here when kept clean  once it was a dumping ground for all sorts of things but they have a team of people who clean it up a couple times a year so much better than it was. 
 But we did find clothes in a tangled mess not sure if someone was living here or this was a bag of stuff dumped here.
 I like these bull rushers but the do slow the flow down and I think the flow is pretty slow to start with.
 A outlet drain from somewhere maybe  storm water.
 Wild orange sky lots of thunder and lighting and maybe 10 drops of rain but it looked like we would get a downpour.


 I put cement blocks down for my path the wood just rotted away.
 Angus is always checking out anything you are doing not very helpful but often in the way.

 This was the wood all crumbled away, it was treated pine so white ants don't eat it but it still rots away if wet for long.
 At least the cement won't rot.

 My assistant is taking a his smoko as he doesn't smoke sleeping in the sun is prefered.
 The last of the compost bins are gone
 Just bits of wood now
 And it's getting dark so I'm heading inside.
 Cold here at night.


 Thats all for now.

Toowomba gardens

We went on a trip to Toowomba to the Japanese gardens. The lake was very peaceful but the lack of streams and waterfalls explains this. ...