Thursday, 5 February 2015

Odds and ends.

Walking around our local streets  I like the tree trunks for some reason, this is a wonderful stringy bark much larger than the others nearby and oh so shady.
The two story house is in a backyard our blocks are big and a lot of people have built a second house to rent out or for the children to move in after they get married.
These street trees are always in flower but past their prime at the moment.
I like the gardens on the street side but don't plant anything exotic as someone will come along and pinch it.

This palm tree was just cut off poor thing it looks a bit sad.

Not sure why their is picture of my rubbish bags oh I painted the bottom half of my kitchen wall, all white kitchens are nice but they get so dirty always washing down the wall.
The Beer Fairy just finishing the mulching.

Cracks in my ceiling hoping it will solve the problem when the roof is fixed, my workmen are due today or tomorrow.
Finished my blanket using up most of my odd balls of wool.
Now making a mat with this very thick wool.

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  1. I have many photos of tree trunks too, I like them, they're so sturdy. I like the idea of another house in a backyard, if the block is big enough that each can still have some garden, it's a much better idea than a big block of ugly flats.
    That is a sad looking palm trunk, but the tree behind it is gorgeous!!
    Your blanket turned out well, and I like the mat you have started. I used the same type of thick wool a couple of years ago and made a couple of really long scarves, in shades of grey blue and purple. I think I showed a photo on the blog as I was making them.

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    1. Funny I've always liked the trunks better than the trees, just something odd about me.
      A lot of our blocks are big and can do two houses with small gardens and a lot of people build for there children after they marry it's a winner for all the young couple have a baby sitter at all times and the older couple have help in the house as they age.
      I missed the scarves maybe you can show them again.
      Merle...........

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  2. The tree with the flowers caught my eye...gorgeous! All this green is a feast for my colour starved eyes.
    Jane x

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    1. They are very pretty when in full flower.
      Merle..............

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  3. Crikey Merle .... I like tree trunks too. Where would a bloke be without a tree trunk or two? Mum's like you. She likes looking at 'em and taking photos. That one in your neighbourhood is very attractive. I'd sure like to pee on it. That poor palm tree does look a bit sad but maybe they left it there for blokes like me, aye?? Thanks for the stroll around the neighbourhood. I sure enjoyed it.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the tree trunks.
      When Angus visits he pees on all of them, going for a walk is often slow going.
      Merle..........

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  4. Hari OM
    Yup, I'm another who loves a trunk or tree......hehehe... the crepe myrtles are always pretty, but the flowers never seem to last long... their trunks are so sleek - total opposite of the stringy bark! Like the colours in your mat... YAM xx

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    1. They do have very attractive trunks.
      Merle...........

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  5. The very first tree resembles a shag bark hickory, in its bark.

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    1. It's a shaggy bark but a gum as far as I know.
      Merle............

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  6. Love the blanket. Looks very cozy to me. Also like seeing all of your green outside!

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    1. It middle summer here but the last few weeks have been mild, very nice weather easy to do things.
      Merle..............

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  7. Love the trees. The crepe myrtle are still coming on here. Colourful.
    The blanket is gorgeous too.

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    1. The crepe myrtles are flowering longer this year.
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  8. Hello Merle. Unbelievable that you can make a bed cover like that. Just beautiful! You are so talented. Nice photos, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

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    1. Not bad from left over wool, they are very warm too.
      Merle..............

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  9. Your blanket is fantastic as are all of the garden shots from your town!! So lush and green where you live friend! Wishing you a lovely weekend! Good luck with the roof!! Nicole xo

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  10. Roof didn't happen this week next week is the time now, a bit of rain lately so they are a bit behind but they did ring and let me know.
    Merle..............

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  11. .. Hi Merle..... finally got the Internet back tonight.... after 5 days it was discovered it was our modem that was faulty.... it's been replaced and everything is fine now.... Love your blanket....
    Hugs ... Barb xx

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    1. I can't believe I made a blanket in the middle of summer but the weather has been a bit odd.
      Glad you are back on line.
      Merle...............

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