Wednesday, 8 June 2016

We are all winners and lots of rain.

A busy week this week so far, after a weekend of massive rainfall we had all May's rainfall and some of Junes in one weekend, lots and lots of leaves and a few broken branches and masses of wet firewood everywhere.  Lots of damage to the coasts from king tides, some of the very expensive houses lost their back yards and foundations, one even lost a swimming pool into the ocean why you would have a swimming pool when you you live on the beach is beyond me.
We didn't go to Bingo on Monday as no one was 100% and lots to do at home so we went Tuesday and we were all winners Barbara and I both won at bingo and her mum won on the poker machines now that never happens, well not much.  
The club was full of dancers, local schools often have shows there but this was more like a final competition as all different groups were there, loved the pirates, so much noise and excitement.

We went for a walk around Bankstown after Bingo, I've never seen this statue before so we stopped to read all about why it was there.
I was after bamboo wool, very hard to get this year for the coming grandchildren it's lovely to knit and lovely to wear, good if you have skin problems it was in all the shops a few years ago no luck so far this year.
On the way home we called into a friends place .
I couldn't resist taking photos he has lot's of things of interest in his back yard, it's the middle of winter so the plants are not at their best, but this little lady cheers the place up a lot.

The wombat is in no danger the croc is a bit small.
You never know when you will want one.
Or a beer with a croc, he will want you for after beer snack.
I do love this table maybe not used so much in the winter good for barbques.

all his water bowls are full of fresh rainwater too.

Great little bridge so the ducks don't get their feet wet.



And a kangaroo hiding


The pond was very empty after all the rain, it has a leak.


Blue skies and sunshine on the way home
but didn't last long the sun was sinking very fast

That's all for today, talk to you soon.

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  1. I like all the animals in your friend's garden. We have two of those concrete wombats on our balcony but both have damaged feet as they get kicked when visitors are looking at the views and not looking down.

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    1. Naughty visitors, you must have wonderful views.
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  2. Crikey ..... I know 3 little girls that would love to go exploring in that yard. It would be like fairyland to them. Bamboo wool ..... I'll get Mum to look out for it too.

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    1. I think it will come to the shops not much wool anywhere at the moment it was a late start to winter.
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    2. Put in your order for the wool to be sure it doesn't sell out before you get back to the shop.

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    3. I went to spotlight today I got some bamboo and cotton and some silk and cotton balls never seen these before.
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  3. Love the echidna.
    And yay for winning. All of you.

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    1. It's funny we all won at once.
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  4. Sound that you had a great week. Enjoyed seeing all the carvings. They look beautiful. I sometimes use to wonder how people carve the images so perfectly as they look they are alive.

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    1. He is a bloke living alone unusual for a fellow to have such a garden but he is a unusual fellow.
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  5. Looks interesting that garden.
    Been floods here and infact still is flooding at this very moment.
    I don't understand how the council could or can permit houses to be build so close to the sea.

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    1. I do agree, common sense tells you a king tide will damage the house, the people that own them pay a fortune to live so close, they are not too bright for buying them but now insurance co's will refuse payment and in this case I will not blame them, all the locals helped sand bag whats left of the foundations as more bad seas to come nice to see all working together.
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  6. Merle I'm sure Bendigo Woolen mills have bamboo wool and will post it to you too. We have finally got rain and it's not stopped. The gardens smiling.

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    1. I think it will filter into the shops as it was a late start to winter not a lot of wool here at the moment, have you tried the banboo wool it lovely to knit with and wears well a lot nicer than all this acrylic that's everywhere at the moment.
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  7. Hello Merle...Such an interesting post with so much to see! Oh, don't want to be a snack for that croc! ha ha ha And you know the shot of the birdbath with the bird in the middle? I have the EXACT one in the backyard. Imagine! We live so far apart and yet the birdbath is the same. Unbelievable. Take care and have a nice day today. Thanks for your visits. Love them. Susan

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    1. I did do a answer but what happened to it I don't know and I forgot what I said so big hello to you and have a great day.
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  8. A nice visit to your friend's yard. There has been a lot of rain all around. We're inundated right now, too.

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  9. Fun to see all the surprises in your friend's garden, Merle! Like a little treasure hunt! Congrats to all for the wins. I only won once - such a good feeling. I have heard about the rain in the news. Lots of storms everywhere, it seems. So far we have had an unusually hot spring for rainy Washington state. Unbelievable about so many boat people losing their lives and all the lives lost in the war and afterwards....so sad. Hope it dries out for you there. x Karen

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    1. Yesterday was like a spring day but very gloomy so far today more rain on the way,
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  10. That lady statue is so interesting with her long red hair. I like the koala also, and that bridge is so cute. A lot of areas are having heavy rain, and that's so strange in June. It sounds like you had a fun day at Bingo, Merle.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. It is weid to get rain all at once, Bingo is always fun.o

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  11. Oh, I like you new blog design with the yellows and orange. Very cheerful for the summer months. :)

    ~Sheri

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    1. Your summer our winter
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  12. What a fabulous garden your friend has, I love the ducks on the bridge and the beer drinking croc.

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  13. Hi Merle..your garden is so amazing..gorgeous, peaceful and uplifting! and those colorful birds are just soooo magical!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post!
    Wishing you a sparkling evening
    Victoria

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    1. Not my garden, this belongs to a fellow who lives on his own.
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  14. I can't understand why the need for a swimming pool when the people live right on the beach, amazing to see on the news coverage the pool washed into the sea. Your friends garden is very quirky, love all the ornaments !

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    1. Maybe the sea is too rough for them or they don't like the salt, it doesn't make sense.
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  15. lol I thought the potty in the yard was just an American hick thing! :)

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    1. No it happens here too.
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  16. Hello, Merle! Your friend has some cute critters in their yard. I love the koala. Wow, you had a lot of rain. The king tides sound dangerous for the people that live so close to the water. Enjoy your weekend and new week ahead!

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  17. Sure will weather is wonderful here at the moment.
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  18. your final pic is a wowser Merle! Always such a companionable visit.

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