Friday, 27 March 2020

The twins and mum and dad.

 Tomorrow I should be going to New Zealand but that is not happening because of all the travel restrictions and it is better to stay home as requested by our government. My daughter had some photos of the family done these are very up to date ones they have grown so much. Until things change I will have to do with the photos .



Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Internet problems and no trip to NZ

This is Granville our neighbours dog he was away for 2 weeks visiting his parents in Perth, the beer fairy would walk him every evening and sometimes he would spend some of the day in our side yard checking out TomTom they would stay on different sides of the gate and stare at each other.
Must be exciting for both of them.
The garden is doing so well.

Lots of herbs.

And trouble with my internet and home phone all sorted out now but it took about 5 weeks that's why I have been missing for so long.
My poney tail palm grew another middle I knocked the top off a while back while moving it.
everything is going well except the muldberry tree it is very confused  it keeps producing berries because of the changeable weather.




This fellow was having a feed on the rose bushes down the road, wonderful colours.  I was going to New Zealand at the end of March but unable to go now so I won't see the grandchildren for another 6 months so disappointing.

Friday, 7 February 2020

Hot, cold and wet weather, painting pictures and a naughty cat.

We had a few rainy days most of the fires are out only the ones down near the Victorian border are still going and they are pretty much under control but I've spent more time inside so started a few new paintings,
Is a bit on the cold side at the moment last week we had just one day at 110f I think that is about 45c and since then cool and today cold, so not so bad painting a fire, this one is called "cosy toes ", I have been going to put some in the gallery to see if I  can sell them but all the ones I  already have are not on the right boards  they have to be a certain thickness but they are not going to good at the moment.










Tom Tom is not popular at the moment I was defrosting some steak for tea but he thought it was a good idea to eat it  but couldn't finish it but got through half and we had to go buy a chicken for our tea there will be no more defrosting on the kitchen bench.
Do you think he looks sorry

I don't, more contented and full.


The second one is started



There was a break in the rain this afternoon  so just time for a few quick photos outside.



The strong man I found in the shed needed a shower I  think he was enjoying the rain.


We got half way through the mulching before the rains started now all wet and soggy but will get back to it when it clears up.
my herbs are now doing well

and the lemon tree looks better it was close to death
looking greener not so brown as it was




Monday, 27 January 2020

Lost a tree in a big storm

We had a big storm yesterday I was watching the rain feeling very happy about it when the tree down the side the one we sit under on hot hot days slowly fell over I was so amazed you expect a crash when a tree goes but this went silent and in slow motion very gently no damage done to our place or the place next door but a lot of tree to cut up and mulch and when the storm passed it was super hot and humid not fun to cut and much in that weather.This was how it looked a few days ago a great place for coffee and watching the world go by,  cool and shady, not so now.

The tree was growing through the concrete amazing really we had cut it back a few years back but it reshot and was looking healthy .





 The Beer fairy was up on the next door neighbours roof chopping back branches then the trusty chain saw did the rest.





 This is the tree stump it had grown up through the concrete and over the top I want to make something out of it but so far nothing comes to mind.

The drive way is a bit of a mess but will mulch it all in the next day or two.

The twins and mum and dad.

 Tomorrow I should be going to New Zealand but that is not happening because of all the travel restrictions and it is better to stay home ...