Sunday, 27 April 2014

ANZAC day and some garden work.






Friday was our Anzac day, [Australian & New Zealand Army Corps].
Here is my dad, he sent this to my mum in the war, she wrote to him all through the war but they didn't meet until after it was all over.

My little deck that my table stands on has fallen apart so I'm replacing it with peebles' Drummy always helps well she is company in the garden and eats all the bugs that are hiding under things.


This is my first idea not enough pebbles.

 I finally got a shot of Mal and me on the computer.
Something happened outside, she is such a busybody, see those claws she is letting me know she is looking at something.
 I spent today cleaning up the garden and putting everything back together.


 It getting dark early now, it's only 4.30pm and the camera is using a flash but it's been a dull day and we are getting a few drops of rain so time to go inside.


 Leroy has the right idea sleeping on three cushions, super comfortable
 
 This was my mum and dad just after the war before they were married.
And Drumstick has gone to bed behind the red gate so time to go and cook dinner, we are having steak and vegs.

34 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Fabby fotos of your dad and mum. My father handed me a tin of oldie pics the other day so must scan some in...

    Drumstick did well helping - that gravel looks great. The shots of you and Mal are wonderful - nice to see you, to see you nice!!! YAM xx

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    1. Drumstick is good in the garden but she eats all the worms but I have a worm farm so I will load it up with worms so I have some.
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  2. Your mum and dad are a handsome couple!
    I love the pebble paving idea and I really like the way that tree branch shades almost the whole yard.

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    1. That's two trees the birds dropped the seeds and they grew together and they shade at lot of the yard in summer but lose leaves in winter to let the sun in.
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  3. Love the photo of your mum and dad. And of you and Mal. Very comfortable - nearly as comfortable looking as Leroy.
    And, as always, the garden looks lovely.

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    1. Mal is comfortable I'm not so.
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  4. Lovely photo of your Mom & Dad. I love your cute Drummy and the shot of you and Mal.. Your garden is looking very pretty. Have a happy week ahead!

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  5. Nice old photo of your parents, and your garden is keeping you busy, as usual. Leroy is one handsome cat!

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  6. the photo of your dad is beautiful, so is your garden!!!! You must spend a lot of time in the garden!

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    1. Most afternoons are spent in the garden.
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  7. I love to see old photos like these! I'm doing garden clean up today,but our garden looks nothing like your lush hideaway!
    The claws made me wince.
    Jane x

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    1. They make me wince too.
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  8. I always love seeing your garden. I have also been working on some garden clean up around here. Trying to get things planted/organized. I must say that I think you favor your father!

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    1. Him and I are blonde and my sister took after my mum with darker hairand she is much smaller than me.
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  9. Great photo of your dad and the pyramids. So they had not met when he went to war? Too early for E-Harmony.

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    1. I surpose it was like E-Harmony only done with letters not a computer.
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  10. Awwww... the photo of your dad and mother is precious! And your garden is always so beautiful - I wish I had your green thumb :)

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    1. The green thumb only works sometime other things I kill with out trying.
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  11. Fabulous post - I love your outside garden areas, and your handsome Mal. Drummy is so sweet - how nice that he helps you out with the garden! haha And what a beautiful photo of your mom and dad!... Donna

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    1. Thank you I love it when someone says it's a fabulous post.
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  12. Your garden is really beautiful, Merle! Mal is a beauty and a good helper in the garden I'm sure!

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    1. She is great when she she eats snails but she also is very fond of worms but I now have a worm farm.
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  13. I love the garden So private. I am hoping to get a fence up soon. I love the enclosed look its so comfy. The tree is awesome I would string thousands of fairy lights through it.
    Janice

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    1. I once had solar lights in the trees but the cats would knock them out so I pulled them down.
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  14. I enjoy your backyard stories. And the animals who roam freely. And that tree! the story of your parents is interesting. Sounds like they were sweethearts and pen pals.

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    1. They were pen pals for a few years before they met.
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  15. You will HAVE to blog more about how that-all worked. They wrote but didn't know each other? Amazing it all worked out as it did. I love the old pics. :)

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    1. The trouble is there are so few photos as in those days they were expensive and lots of times they didn't turn out but I will have a look and see what I have got.
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  16. This is a cute picture of you and your cat, Merle. I really liked the black and white picture of your mom and dad. I took a black and white photography class, and there's nothing prettier to me than a black and white photo. You can treasure your mom's picture forever.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. I like the older black and white photos they have a softness about them.
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  17. I always like looking at pictures of your garden. I wish I could have all that greenery but your climate is so much milder than ours. Is Drummy ever afraid she'll be dinner? My chicken coop is finished except for the painting but it's been too cold to paint. I work on getting the stones out of the big garden space every day so i can plant by June 1.

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    1. No I couldn't eat Drummy she has lived with us too long and worked her way into our hearts plus we don't know how old she is as she wondered in off the street.
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