Sunday, 11 August 2013

Looking up and a old school get together.

The days are getting longer, it was a cold and windy day and all the cloudy had blown away just before it set and we watched this soft yellow settle on the distant trees, it didn't last long but I captured it just before the light disappeared.





Off today for lunch at Parramatta, I'm meeting some old school chums, it's been a long time, some of these people I haven't seen for 45years, now that's a long time.
A couple pictures of Parramatta river, I was a bit early also picked up  a new pair of shoes a lot of sales at the moment.







Well here we are all chatting about things that happened many years ago and what our life is like now.   It was a long lunch took up most of the afternoon but so much fun like a visit down memory lane.











It's a lovely clear morning and my trees are just breaking into new leaves a bit early so of the old ones are still there, we haven't finished winter yet, but spring is impatient this year.

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  1. Looks like you have some great friends. It is so hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact you are in winter. sandie

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    1. We all had a good time well I did any way and today feels like winter again, very cold wind.
      Merle.......

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  2. I love that soft yellow that settles just before sunset. Even more when it spreads like a golden glow so that the very air is coloured, which doesn't happen often.

    Your lunch meeting looks like you all had a fabulous time. Was it hard to recognise everybody after all those years? I haven't been in school since 1967 and I'm sure I wouldn't know even one person by now.

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    1. Some people look the same, I think we are all a bit fatter and a few extra lines but I left school when I was 16 so there was bound to be a few differences but you can still the teenager in most of them but some do look very different .
      Merle.........

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  3. Looks like a nice reunion with your school friends. Your winter is almost over right? We are headed into our Fall time here. I am not looking forward to winter at all. I enjoyed your photos, have a great day!

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    1. I didn't enjoy our winter at all this year I was cold a lot more than normal but I'm getting older and feeling it.
      Merle........

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  4. I like the look of that restaurant...was it Italian?
    Your days are getting longer,ours are getting shorter. I'd love to live in summer all year round.
    Jane x

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    1. Yes it was Italian, the food was pretty good too.
      Merle.........

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  5. Good job getting all together. Did some come from far away? Nice you're getting on toward spring, too.

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    1. Some came from other states but most lived pretty close, I think I was the closest I was only a couple of k's away about 2 miles.
      Merle.........

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  6. Hari OM
    Lovely to see the P'matta river and what a happy looking bunch. I bet it was tremendous fun.

    But Merle - am a tad worried for that roof up there!! I love trees but that's a tad too intimate for me!! Great shots. YAM xx

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    1. Yes it is very close but that's not the back of the house, it's an inclosed area and the roof is not attached to the house roof but we are considering cutting it down the other building is the shed and that full of the beer fairy's and other peoples junk not mine well a bit of mine.
      Merle........

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  7. It must have been great fun Merle, glad you had a very good time!
    Almost Spring did you say? Well Summer is slowly dwindling down with Autumn's arrival soon upon us...Where does the time go?!
    Happy Sunday,

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    1. Do you notice the older you get the quicker the time goes.
      Merle......

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  8. What pure fun!!!!
    And you are wearing the polka-dot pretty lady dress. Wish I had one of those luncheons to go to.
    Great pictures too.... I like all of the ladies.

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    1. This is the first one I've been to and that's me in the spotty dress.
      Merle......

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  9. You all looked like you were having a blast! Keeping up with old friends is so important. Now that I am retired, the other retired nurses from our school system will be getting together and I look forward to becoming the newest member!

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  10. Looks like you had a great time catching up with old friends!

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  11. your school-chums reunion looks like a nice get-together Merle. Was your school near to there too?

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  12. Sounds like you have been a busy gal!

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  13. Oh how fun to meet up with some old friends, especially if you haven't seen some in 45 years :)

    Love and hugs!

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  14. ...Hi Merle..... your reunion looks great... nice to see people after so long..
    I love your river photos...and the trees in the evening light are lovely..
    Did I see mulberries on your tree????
    Love Spring!!!
    Hugs.... Barb xx

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  15. They are the mulberries flowers but their are lots so should get lots of berries this year, now all we want is somebody very light to climb the tree and collect them.
    Merle........

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  16. Looks like a great dinner, Merle.
    I bet you had fun catching up with your old school friends!
    Wonder where all mine are these days...!?
    Spring is starting to show up around here this week.
    Some cherry and pear trees are beginning to blossom - yay!
    I LOVE spring!!
    That late afternoon light can be magical when it hits the trees!
    I like the way your tree is resting on the shed, even if it is a bit "dicey".
    I remember stopping by some school friends houses on the way home to their climb mulberry trees and pick fruit to take home to Mum. She made yummy mulberry pies which Dad adored.
    The leaves were for my silkworms who lived in a shoebox under my bed.
    That was back in the day when I was young..and very light.. hehe!

    love ..Trish x

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  17. It was good to catch up with old friends.
    Mulberries grow well in this area ours just grew from bird droppings and they do taste good well some years others they are sour but we are expecting good ones this year.
    Merle.....

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  18. Looks like a fun time, Merle! I haven't seen any school chums since I left all those years ago and moved 3000 miles away. It must have been wonderful to catch up and take that walk down memory lane! A lovely group of happy ladies and you got a new pair of shoes, too! Love the light captured in the trees. xo

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  19. Girl every picture is wonderful. The area is so beautiful. You have been so busy. Love your gardens.

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A first tooth for our little lady and eating out.

We are off and playing more and more on the floor. No teeth yet for Wilbur but Clemmy has one on the bottom. But impossible...