Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A lovely day

We had a brilliant day, sunshine and a trip up to McLaren Valencia to see some of the SALA exhibitions. Dog Ridge was lovely. Yesterday we found this lovely little mistletoe flower, and in the mail came this great parcel. Thanks Barry and Fiona, I treasure anything that comes from you.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Yesterday afternoon and this morning.

Yesterday on the cliffs it was freezing cold .. again! This morning our walk in the Newland Conservation Park at the back of Waitpinga beach was lovely, quite warm and the bees were humming in the blossom in the trees and the clematis was out. Lots of birds. Yesterday on our drive back from the cliffs there was a half grown echidna on the side of the very busy road, on the footpath. I couldnt take a photo as it was not a good place to stop and I just hope no one hit it. First for the season. I was hoping for one this morning but no such luck. This used to be my birthday walk many years ago, about half way along it ends up over the sea on lovely cliffs but there is no way I could manage it today. Lovely memories though. I come home very tired from almost an hour these days.

Sunday, August 11, 2019


While others were having snow we are still in the midst of this icy blast from the south. This morning we went to see how Tabby was going selling her heritage poultry, then on to Goolwa to look at a couple more exhibitions and call in to a couple of open studios to see a friend. lovely to catch up. The lovely red gum sculpture is near there. Home to hot soup that had been in the slow cooker, luckily last night I had looked in the deep freeze and came out with some cooked zuccini that had been pureed and some chicken stock. Hot, delicate flavor and just what we needed. It has been so cold but not much rain. Later this afternoon we went to see if a walk was feesable, at the Kings Beach car park but the wind is coming straight off the antarctic so a photo through the car window of such incredible seas. Then around to Kent Reserve, our usual beach walk, the seas have washed away the point there and a bit of the for dune. We had an interesting walk. I think I have walked enough today. So nice to be in the warm but looking at snow photos has really made me think back to our wonderful days skiing. All done and dusted and we were the lucky ones with hardly any people to worry about and lots of adventures, especially at Falls Creek in the early days.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

More wild weather, and so cold.

If I thought yesterday was cold, today was even colder. Straight from the antarctic the wind came in and nearly blew us over on a short walk along the cliffs. fascinating to watch the AFL game in Canberra last night while it snowed. Wonderful falls Creek photos on their fb page. Took me back to wonderful days skiing. Not capable any more but oh we did love it. Off to look at some SALA exhibitions.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Still wet and wild and so cold.

High seas, the pelicans have moved up the river and there is sea weed every where. We tried walking the beach but not easy as the tide was surging in as well. More rain and after an hour or so of sun this morning it is now overcast and raining. I have to say I havent done a lot, hand sewing and reading with a heat pad on my back.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Wet, wet wndy and cold

I think we have had so far about 42mm of rain. Drains are flooding and this is the best all winter think. I have been playing with this little doll. Another by Jill Maas. Again the face could be better. I just need to dress her but it is so cold out where my machine is. My moth orchids have been reshooting and I am so pleased with them, I am also enjoying the cymbidium they last so well the outside garden is getting a good soak too. I was hoping to go down to look at the sea but think maybe my granddaughter is calling in. I have a casserole in the oven, so something nice and warm fodinner. I dont think it has got over 12 degrees all day. I must manage a walk tomorrow but my arthritis is certainly not enjoying this so my shop this morning will have to do. Cheating a bit I know.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Sunny morning

So nice to feel warm sun at last, and get the washing all dry. We had a lovely warm walk on the beach this morning. John has gone off to visit son in law John who is back in hospital with a perforated bowel, again, I think. Poor Tab had her face opened up again last Thursday and now John has done this again. No lifting for 3 months and in hospital for 5 days. At least it is down here and not in Adelaide with their own doctor. The funeral yesterday was packed, she did so much in her life. I dont think I will be remembered in that way. Caught up with lots of people I havent seen for ages. I think that not wanting to do much after the move from the farm has isolated me up to a point. Still I am managing to walk most days and do some sewing and other odds and ends. Just so nice to be warm although I think we are expecting a change, rain and cold again for a few days. We did find a beautiful gold coloured little cowrie but I didnt take its photo, perhaps tomorrow.