Thursday, March 23, 2017

This and that.

After my fall in the sand yesterday has messed up my camera, sand in the lens. I can't get to Adelaide for a while to see if it can be fixed so I will have to learn how to work my phone camera, not happy as I love my camera. I have taken a few photos on my tablet which is OK around the house but... any way another of my daily stitch, yesterday I finished the purple tri chain stitch and today a running stitch.The last photo is one of the flowers in the garden.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This morning

In the vegetable garden, the sweet corn will be ready soon. On the beach, at last, these two fellows were having so much fun and I had just taken their photo when I fell flat on my face, having tripped on a piece of embedded sea weed. Poor John had a struggle getting me back on my feet. Must admit to feeling a little shaken. It was a bit damp while we walked, fine drizzle. I am back up from having lunch with Sarah and Tweetie Nimmo, it was lovely to catch up with Tweetie again, a while since she was last here.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2 more days of daily stitching.

A couple more days of my daily stitching. Slowly, very slowly I am filling it all in. Started a row of three individual chain stitch. I also filled in using more leaves around the last few flowers. We had to go to Adelaide for dentist appointments. Not really what I wanted today, after a bad night and yesterday's long drive home. I suppose I will eventually catch up.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great week end

I am over tired and have made a mess of this blog post. I had a great time in Halls Gap, having a week end of fun eco dyeing paper and also playing with rusting and Making books. I didn't quite do all I wanted to but enough. It was pretty hot but I and my wonky back survived, now to drive home tomorrow.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Here in Halls Gap, in the Grampian.

I am sorry I didn't manage a photo of the flock of multi coloured hens that just went past my door! Any way a very tiring 6 hour drive, with one loo stop! I left just after 7 am, driving straight into the sun for a long time. Arrived at my motel and had a late sa dwich for lunch and then a collapse on the bed, now feeling a bit more normal but no phone coverage, there is free WiFi. . Oh and another of my daily stitch, I have brought it with me but not sure how much time I will have to do it. Think I am going to be pretty tired. Refuse to be an old lady!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Two more flowers.

Back to very warm and humid again today I find it difficult after the long spell of mild days we have had. We did have a walk on the beach and went to see baby Lachlan and had a cuddle. I am still sorting out things that I have to get done before I head off on Friday morning. Not a lot of time to write this.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

From the garden

We have an old garden and things happen, John and I collected seeds from all over but especially when we went up to Queensland and some we had success with and others we didnt, there are quite a few rain forest trees some of which we have no idea what they are, but we do know that this is a Bunya pine but we cant remember if this was a seedling given to us or one we grew. At least 30 years ago any way. Yesterday John was astonished to find this huge cone on the ground and further investigation showed a few more, nothing to be seen on the tree itself. I remember at school we had a couple of huge Bunya trees and at certain times of the year we were forbidden to go near them as the cones fell and I think if you were hit by one would have quite easily been killed. So here we are, all those years later with one that has fruited. It is quite exciting, now we would like a few other interesting plants to flower. Our red cedar regularly flowers and fruits, would love the crow ash to do as well.