Tuesday 25 December 2018


I hope you all have a merry and bright Christmas and a wonderful new year.

Friday 21 December 2018

They have overdone the rain and I've started painting again.

We had had rain, violent storms with hail and lots of wind  cracked some of the branches off the jackerander tree, there was vines growing all over it so they came down too now a big mess to clean up.

Just finishing up and more storms.

I didn't go outside lots of rain and hail bigger than I have seen in Sydney before, so I stayed behind the window and watched this was the best I could do with taking a picture.
I have rejoined the local art society and they have a gallery and competitions so I'm going to put this one in, only thing is it must be framed so I will have to get it done by some one who knows what they are doing my effort is not so good.

This is a new one but maybe will put it in the corner for a bit not sure what to do next.
This one took about 2 hours to paint it all turned out right but it's not very big 
You have to put prices on them and they try and sell them for you I have no idea where to start any ideas would be helpful.

Sunday 16 December 2018

Rain at last.

Well the christmas tree is up

The garden is messy but very dry , we had a very dry winter and spring and now it's summer the bush fires are everywhere lots of rain soon would help.

It's fareing ok  most of my garden likes it a bit dry.
and some has just gone wild as we have had a bit of a downpour in the early summer days.

the 4oclock's are eating the garden chairs.

Angus is still here for another couple of months it will be lonely when he goes to NZ, Pidge will be the only one left and he is getting on a bit we had him for about 7 years and he was full grown and very injured so I'm surprised he lasted this long but it's a ideal life freedom of the air, food and a safe place to go and sleep when needed.
I't hard to take a picture of this dog always got his nose in something.
LOOK at these skies black as black.
Pidgee is home, not good to be caught out in a storm.
15 minutes of heavy rain and the sky is a bit lighter but more coming
The garden is having a good wash to bad i just swept it all up a few hours ago.

My pond  was empty yesterday .

We need the rain but it will mean a big clean out now.

Monday 10 December 2018

Last days in New Zealand.........

On the last couple of days I went out for dinner for a high tea very nice it was too, with the other grandparents.
W e went to a Tea plantation the grounds had lots of stuff to look at
This tea dragon and cup I really liked

Captain Cook  I think he turns up in lots of places
I caught the train back to Wellington nice to see a bit of the countryside.
The first car is open on the sides good to wander up and get some fresh air, while I was there a freight train passed by so we stopped to watch it pass.

Now you have pictures of green countryside ,

and deep valleys

and white cliffs

Very pretty countryside.