Friday, September 04, 2015

Meet George

9 weeks old, our new kitten. He had worn himself out. We had been out all day and he was so pleased to see us. I only got him yesterday, he is sorting out us very well.

Monday, August 31, 2015

This and that

Our plum tree is more and more gorgeous, the weather has been kind to it. Orchids in the bathroom, a good year for orchids too, the yellow is a native dendrobium cross and the other is a zygopetalum with a glorious smell. we walked the beach this morning, low tide and relatively calm, and super special, blue sky. My collected shells this morning.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Beach walk and cliff walk

A lovely day today, not quite as nice yesterday. i spent a lot of this morning potting up some seedlings I had bought. The walk along the cliffs was exhilirating, in other words cold and windy but blue sky.walking the beach yesterday was freezing cold and not easy walking as there were great lumps of sea weed but we managed it.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Spring must be coming

My 'fairy' plums are coming out, love this very simple plums blossom. we walked over at Pt Elliot this morning, as John said there must be a big pressure system far to the south of us, here the waves come right in from the antarctic and there were some huge waves, not quite so obvious until they hit the rocks, that one with the spray went way higher than I could catch it with my camera. Wonderfully stirred up but no where near as windy as the last few days. Still cold though.so a good walk, I have been busy tidying and doing some dusting and mopping, clothes in from the line, dinner to think about, saw something of fb I might try, chicken with spinach and parmesan. Not a good night last night so a bit tired today, I have been doing something I have meant to do for ages, cut and paste. When I see something I like I print it off and paste into a large book, so many ideas to catch up on later, even just nice to look through them. Max is barking, its his dinner time.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blowy cliff walk

We had a lovely cold and very windy cliff top walk this morning, we still have an easterly wind, not usual for this time of the year and it is cold. The sea was looking magnificent. We were in Adelaide yesterday having to drop off eggs and go to the dentist and picked up a print at Willunga on the way home, that will be another blog post. In to see the doctor about my tests. Nothing conclusive but the gut ache is still there. If I remember rightly this is what happened last time. Feel a bit depressed.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wattle and orchids

We went the back way this morning and there is a lot of wattle out, had to take some photos although this is the start of my hay fever season I am afraid. We went over to Yankalilla to collect some of my stuff from the embroiderers Guild SALA exhibition and then on up to Noarlunga to have a look at the orchid show that was on, I think it was the cymbidium orchid national show, I am not a fan of the very large cymbidiums but did find a lovely pink miniature which I bought and also a cattleya, which I have been assured is a cool climate one, I have a few and mostly they do well for me. It was a funny drive, low cloud and drizzle made driving interesting, and yet here it had been fine. The cloud or fog was down to sea level in places. I am in the midst of blood tests and had a ct scan yesterday, same fellow who did mine 15 years ago, hope it has a good prognosis. I dont get any results until Monday and last time although different they didnt get a definitive result until 9 months later. I am trying not to be in a tizz about it all. Hay fever and a gut ache, what fun.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fog one day, clear the next

I took these a couple of days ago, John has been too busy to take me walking and today I had a doctors appointment, more tests. Oh dear. The weather has been rather bizar, freezing cold, windy and warm, I think maybe more is to come.I have been doing a lot of reading, and just a few household chores, really boring, do love the little hooded plover who were on the beach the other day. Hope I feel better tomorrow, although not looking forward to the ct scan.