Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Lots of rain, a few floods and it's the middle of summer.

Derrick had fun with his food bowl, it is no more, he managed to chew the wire out of the plastic bowl so it is now a toy as it no longer sits on the side of the cage .
My health is crappy so far this year lots of aches and pains, but have got over the shingles my jaw is sore and my eye red and my big toe on my left foot has lost it nail well half of it so not feeling myself at the moment, lets hope it all improves.
fun to play with.
 



 We've had a cold snap and lots of rain over the last week. I had a visit from my friend Barbara for a few days but it just poured rain so we sat around and crocheted a really good catch up but this is the middle of our summer you would never know.
 The fan in the lounge room  hasn't been turned on at all .

 This is Derricks new cage until the big one is built the rain stopped all work on that, next week.

 The garden is gone a bit crazy look lemons on my new tree.


 lots of baby tomatoes but need a few hot days to ripen them.
 Angus is visiting for a few days lost in the back garden.
 Oh look there he is
 And along comes Drummy.
 Not many flowers this year, the weather is just a bit crazy so most things are confused, me too.
 But lots of green areas.



 Even growing in the backyard burner.
 Painted up my small table base, will paint the grapes and leaves soon.


 My dragon[ it was once someones else] but now he is mine, he is surposed to keep the cats off the visitors bed but it never works.  


 SNACK TIME Toffee yogurt, I'm very fond of it and Angus is doing the washing up.
 A nice cool water .
and off exploring again, ahh to be a dog, life is just full of lovely smells.
I think a new cover for my rocking chair this one is a bit hot in summer.

32 comments:

  1. I hope your aches and pains become less, I know the very feeling !
    You have the sweetest fur babies, so well loved and tended to.
    Wishing you a Happy and Healthier New Year dear Merle.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Wishing you a wonderful 2016 too.
      The weather has warmed up the last couple of days real summer weather it does help a lot with the sore joints.
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  2. Sorry to hear you are not feeling the best. The shingles are horrible. Things look like they are flowering out all over. We will be below zero tonight. Try to enjoy your summer!

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    1. So cold, we are hitting 40c tomorrow, but it's not been a very hot summer so far so no complaints here.
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  3. Nice to see Drummy making an appearance. How does he get along with Derrick? Probably ignores him.

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  4. Pretty much, she ignores most people unless you are eating then she is your best friend.
    Merle..............

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  5. Nice to see all the green and some flowers, Merle. Sorry you are under the weather - dampness always makes me ache, which means around here, I am aching all the time :) You have the perfect paradise for Angus to explore. Derrick is going to love having a bigger home. My cockatiel loves chewing branches and paper. Seems every book I have has at least one nibble taken out of it. Your crochet is pretty. x Karen

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    1. Dampness is bad for the joints, but we are drying up now so things are improving.
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  6. I love the tiny baby lemon! Derrick certainly looks happy, I'm sure he is going to enjoy the big cage once it is finished.
    Nice to see Drummy and Angus wandering about too. I think rain in summer is a lovely thing, until it stops and the weather turns all sticky, muggy.
    I think the aching and pains are part of the shingles and will get better over time.

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    1. I've had tiny lemons before but they always fall off on my other lemon tree, this one I'm looking after very well.
      Tonight is so muggy, tomorrow super hot then a cool change I can't wait.
      Shingles are a long time thing and
      very painful things.
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  7. Aches and pains? I am so sorry.
    We have had a little rain. And much heat. Not as bad as Adelaide and Melbourne, but way too hot for my wimpy self.
    Love your garden as always.
    My father built a HUGE cage for a sulphur crested cockatoo. He ate his way out (chewed through the four by two) and spent the rest of his days stumping around the garden. Derrick looks like he has settled in really well.

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    1. He is talking, says hello and Derrick and lots of noises the beer fairy makes to him.
      We have only had him a few weeks he sure is a fast learner.
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  8. Crikey .... I bet that Derrick bloke is keeping you on your toes. I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling too flash. Best go and sit in that ole rocking chair and take a load off for a while, aye?? Just sitting in your beautiful garden would make my Mum feel better. Me ..... I'd like to chase Drummy!!!!!!

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    1. Sitting in the garden does make you feel better, nice when the southerly hits very cool.
      Funny Drummy is not afraid of dogs, she runs at them but you might be just a bit to big for her.
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  9. So sorry you've been unwell. I've been chalking up your lack of blogging to big-time travels about Oz. I do hope you feel a bit better soon. Here it's quite cold so I'm getting a few aches and pains I don't normally get myself. Getting old stinks!

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    1. You are right about the getting old part it's no fun.
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  10. Hari OM
    ...well, on one hand I am glad that I can point here for proof that my complaints re OZ weather have not been imaginary (!)... on the other hand, I feel for you, not getting any decent summer... at least it got productive when Barbara was there! Derrick is looking happy - and who wouldn't, having landed on one's feathers in such a great home?!! Hope all the body bits heal up pronto. YAM xx

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    1. It's heating up now all at once.
      The world is having crazy weather everywhere at the moment.
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  11. Hello Merle, so sorry you are not feeling good. I hope you feel better soon. Having too much rain can be a drag. Derrick is a beautiful bird and I like your Angus too. I like all your greenery and garden, it is all brown here. Have a great day and week ahead!

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    1. Don't you get snow or are you to far south.
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  12. Hi Merle....Your parrot is so adorable. And your plants are fabulous! Hope your New Year is good, Merle. Susan

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  13. Goodness, the shingles, you poor thing. You obviously had chicken pox when young.
    Hope you are soon feeling yourself, though I believe it takes time.
    I often crochet too :)

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    1. Yep had chicken pox, when I was a kid we often visited our sick friends so we often got everything in childhood, I missed out on mumps had everything else.
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  14. Hope you feel better soon. Crocheting is very therapeutic as well as creative, something I really enjoy.Your rug is beautiful.

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    1. Are you my anonymous friend, I tried to get on you blog but not allowed, for you haven't shared withe me.
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  16. I'm with you Merle with the aches and pains!! Every morning when I put my legs out of bed, I'm hunch back until I can straighten up in the kitchen. It's winter for us in Atlanta and it's difficult going out into the cold for work. At least we don't have to worry about snow!!
    You always have a lovely garden!! A garden made for a chicken!! Bet she fins lots of goodies!!!
    I use a heating pad when I watch the news at night!!

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    1. So do you find those pads helpful, is it a heat one or a pulse one.
      Merle.............

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    2. So do you find those pads helpful, is it a heat one or a pulse one.
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