Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Beginning to look a bit like christmas, and still hot hot hot.


On hot days there is nothing better than a cool table to relax on.
Or  nice cool hallway but why she is laying on the mat is anyones guess, there is a nice breeze that blows down my hall when the front door is open.





But this is still the place to be on hot days for me anyway.
The heat is not affecting the vegie garden or should we say the four o'clock garden as there is lots of them growing in there.
The beer fairy says it protects the vegetables from the heat, he is not fond of weeding.

but we are getting tomatoes.
We had hot weather and thunderstorms so everything has gone a bit mad.

But what we also have are loads of mozzies this year it's not been pleasant we are all having a itchy time, I make sure I'm inside before dusk and don't venture outside at night.
The beer fairy being a smoker goes out for a smoke at anytime, but never gets bitten, these mozzies have taste they don't want blood that's full of chemicals and smells bad and to prove it the guy down the road has just given up smoking and is having a bad time with bites, he says never been a problem before.

 I have just put insect screens on my tiny side window and Mal is not happy it where she usually just comes in.
 She thinks I will open it for her but no go.
 The start of my christmas decorations, these were in a box sent over from my sons and daughters place they had Santa's on the boxes but they were broken off two of them.
 This is the only one intact.
 Family photo everyone looks normal but me, I'm the one making a silly face this time, this was a few years ago.

 Cooler today so Mals moved to the lounge.
 I was going to paint a picture every month but managed 2 and a half so far oh well there is always next year.

 Got a bit more done, not sure where to go from here.
 It must be cool we are sitting on the lounge in a box now next she will want a blanket, I've been treating her ear with prickley heat power she will not leave the creams alone but keeps licking then off so the powder works and she will leave it alone, but she gets it everywhere.
 A bit more done.
The tree goes up next week, I 'm doing it all a week early in case I get selected for a jury I been called up for jury duty and the letter said it would go for two weeks, so that's almost christmas so things might get busy.

27 comments:

  1. Hot here too. We got a little rain - but need more.
    Your garden looks like a haven - except that I am a mosquito magnet.
    Loving your chook painting. Goodness you are talented.

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      Me too since I gave up smoking

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    2. Well I'll be it's working now you never know, just wanted a couple of weeks off.
      Merle..............

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  2. Mal seems quite good at posing for the camera. No mosquitoes is one advantage of living high up in the air.

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    1. I remember living on the top floor of a 3 story block of flats and no mosquitoes.
      When they are awake they are all posing for the cameras.
      Merle................

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  3. We JUST got into the crisp, blue, breezy days! Don't think we topped 80F today. Hang in there - and have a magical season, dear


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  4. Hari Om
    Love the shot of Mal in the window... I can't get my head around Christmas being so close; am on Aussie mode and the cold says to me it's another six months away!

    Yes smoke has long been known as the best mossie defender.... which is why those incense coils with citronella work well. Jury duty huh? I did that once and it ended up being about 10 days. Then the case was thrown out due to an error in evidence so never knew the 'answer'!!! YAM xx

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    1. The older we get the quicker the years go
      I find that is true anyway
      let's s hope if they do select me for the jury it doesn't get thrown out on a mistake that would be disappointing.
      Merle.........

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  5. ...Hi Merle.... your painting is looking good... I like the family photo, i think you look very relaxed and happy... never too early to put up the Chrissie decorations...
    Hugs.... Barb xxx

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    1. I've not got far with them yet but trying to fix the laundry at the moment, doing a tool clean up too.
      Merle............

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  6. I hate flipping mosquitoes! I smell like mozzy spray from May to September.
    Stay cool!
    Jane x

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    1. They are very annoying and very bad for you with all the nasties they carry.
      Merle..............

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  7. I love to see all your new growth and greenery just as our snowflakes are beginning to fall. I guess I've said how partial I am to chicens..... that picture is a favorite of the one's of yours I've seen.
    I hope your hot spell breas soon with a cooling rainfall.

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    1. We got a big downpour this morning at 5am so loud it woke me up, but much cooler today.
      Merle.........

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  8. My son and I were giggling at your cute cats :)

    Your garden looks amazing! No garden here, just snow (which I love). Enjoy the remainder of your week, sweet Merle!

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    1. Cat's always cool places in summer and warm places in winter, as long as they can sleep they are fine, I've seen your snow on the news I have never seen snow so thick but it's rare here you will need lots of warmth, wish I could send you some.
      Merle...............

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  9. Your garden is as enchanting as ever. So lush and green, so cool.

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    1. Very green at the moment, not so enchanting with all the mozzies.
      Merle.........

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  10. How photogenic Mal is, the first photo is beautiful. Animals always know the best place to be!
    A warm, sunny garden - I can only dream!

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    1. No sun today lots of rain this morning but we did need it.
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  11. Far better to have insect screens than get bitten by disease carrying mosquitoes. The Beer Fairy doesn't get bitten because the smoke keeps them away. I love the chooks painting very much. The box with the Santa on is very cute, a shame the other two have been broken off.

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    1. We did have some of those coils somewhere but now I use the repellant it smells a bit better than the coils.
      Merle..................

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  12. Crikey Merle .... it's so nice to meet you. Thankyou for stopping by my blog today. Your garden is just amazing. So beautiful and in old Sydney town too. What a haven!! Sorry about the mozzies. Mum's green with envy at your talents. Gardening and painting. Two things she would love to be able to do. She said to tell you she LOVES your chook painting. I see you are friends with my Aunty. Is that how you found me?? It sure was good to meet you. I hope we can be friends.
    Love, Charlie from downunder in Noosa!!

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    1. Hello sure did see you on your aunties blog
      The garden has taken 23 years
      Merle...........

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  13. Hi Merle...It's sure not hot hot hot here. Not not not. It's c-c-c-old. Got the tree up today, with some help, so that's good.

    Love your paintings, especially the one with the roosters.

    Take care and thanks so much for your visits and comments. Susan

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  14. I've seen your weather on the news and it's not even on the international one so you have made our Aussie one, so it must be extreme.
    Merle............

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