Friday, September 7, 2012


What a week it has been for the first week of Spring. This was the frost we had on Sunday, 2nd of September, there had been one the day before as well, just not so severe. Later in the day I walked with the dogs in the glorious sun.....
the 'boys' came to investigate...
Bear didn't think much of the curious glances he was receiving, in fact he was decidedly uncomfortable!
A walk in the garden showed me Spring was really here...
 A blurry peek at the first leaves on the quince trees and a.....
Surprise hyacinth popping up, i think i must have planted a pot there and forgotten about it... a lovely surprise!
 A walk to the front gate to collect our mail, we only get the mail delivered three days a week, one would think we were in the outback, but hang on, i think many places there get their mail every day. We have become used to this over the years and we can always drive to the post office which is about ten k's away if we are expecting something important.
Something of interest for Bear, all ready to pounce on something.
And the next day the weather changed. sine then there have been weather warnings for the state, gale force winds damaging lots of properties, not ours thank goodness, rain and it has been cold, cold, cold. The big one and i have just been out to collect some wood, thankfully it was cut so it just had to be loaded on to the trailer and brought home. Lovely to be out in the fresh air but I was very pleased to come back inside to the warm fire.
A lovely observation yesterday, another glimpse into my mother-in-laws past. i have always known she loved birds and we have a little collection of her 'birds'. We have three pottery quail on our table and yesterday as I clicked the camera on  the light shining through a tulip on the table I noticed for the first time the picture of quail on the side of the vase, sitting next to pottery quail. she would have known this when she bought the pieces. 

The sky is very dark outside ... more rain I am sure.
Not much crafting from me at the moment but I am getting there. Have been painting and drawing a little and also having big cleanups in my studio and all the collection of books we have here. we need some 'consolidation' here I think.
Have a lovely weekend wherever you we will.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely walk Mum - would so love to do it here but I might get blown away!