Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Another bit of the coast with wild waves

This morning our walk took us to Pt Elliot to see what was happening there. We didnt walk as far as the council is re doing part of the path but the waves were still pretty spectacular, this time pounding the granite boulders, every so often there was an especially loud thump. Not as regular here as they were yesterday. We woke to a cold frosty morning, frost on the flat but we did get a little bit of sun. I managed to do some washing and some of it is inside, as well as dust and mop, just needs a vacuum. I have to get John to do that as it kills my back. I am doing a fun class that is free on Carla Sonheims blog, it is really for children but adults may join in.

Monday, July 27, 2015

things in the mail

In the mail this morning came a lovely post card from India as I participated in her Solace installation. Thanks India, its great. I also finished off a couple of tags that I made from a Beryl Taylor tutorial, that I found when going through things, fun to do but in gessoing some swing tags from clothes I managed to spill the gesso, luckily not on the carpet but on my desk. Amazing how it goes every where, but I finished these little hand stitched and beaded fronts. Then we walked this morning and as one of the surfers we passed on the cliff top said, "it was an angry sea". so much has changed on the beaches in the last couple of weeks. Great waves and thumping waves, but not good for surfing. Interesting weather.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A walk around Nangawooka reserve

It was still pretty cold and blustery and with the odd shower this morning and we felt that a walk by the sea would be interesting but not terribly nice so we did a walk we havent done for years, a visit to Nangawooka which is a local reserve maintained by volunteers, of native plants. A little bit early in the day for good light and for much to be out, but still plenty to take photos of. These are not just plants from South Australia but from all over Australia. It was lovely and quiet, apart from the screeching of the sulphur crested cockatoos in the trees above and in the paddock next door. No one there but us. Double click to see the photos better.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Winter on the farm

We didnt have a very satisfactory beach walk this morning, too much soft sand and sea weed so when I came home I took Max for a walk down to see the ponies who are near by. I did take my stick with me as I find walking in rutted paddocks not very nice and the stick gave me more security. I took photos of some of the ponies, weanling colts and brood mares in two different paddocks, as well as some of the mud, probably not as much as I thought there would be as we have had a lot of wind, which didnt really make for a pleasant walk but has dried out some of the areas. Of course wherever cows have been they pug things up. Back inside now and listening to it roaring around the house, the wind I mean. Off to do some hand sewing.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Two days of walks

Actually with a gap in between as we were in Adelaide all day yesterday.There were 8 of this little plovers on the beach, more than normal and they were showing not a lot of inclination to fly. I loved this naked sea urchin sitting in amongst the sea weed, this was on Wednesday. this morning we walked along the cliffs, always a bit different, looking down on Petrels' Cove with the waves rolling in steadily and no sand, or not much on the beach. I rather liked these two small posts on the cliff edge. It was cool and we missed a heavy shower of rain. More showers for the next couple of days, we had a light frost yesterday morning. A lovely trip to town, had our hair cuts and went to one of the best exhibitions I have seen for ages at the Art Gallery called treasure Ships, following the race to bring spices back to Europe. I bought the most expensive book but it is very well done and there were some lovely textiles in it as well as other nice design features. Saw my friend P and my sister so all in all a good day.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A little bit of stitching

I have been doing a little bit of stitching for a while, something to keep me occupied. It didn't look finished until I found the piece of lace and the buttons. Is it finished now? I am not sure, perhaps a bit of couching. I will sit on it for a few days and see. Adelaide tomorrow, hair cuts, deliver some eggs, lunch and a visit to the art gallery

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yesterdays frost and this mornings sunrise

I am afraid the sunrise isnt too good but if you double click you may get some idea of how spectacular it was. Yesterdays frost doesnt look all that impressive either but it was cold and although I didnt get a photo I couldnt believe it was on the roof. some plants were burnt but so far most dont look too bad except for the green lillies. but then they always get knocked around in winter and then come good in spring. Today we have gale force winds and although still cold no where near as bad as yesterday, I managed to get some clothes on the line and almost dry, they are now in the sun room which isnt getting a lot of sun. I had my last physio appointment today, he seems pleased with me and I am still to go bn exercising but for a bit longer and only once a day. John took me to lunch, lovely food and a glass of fizz, havent had one for so long, I think I got a bit over heated! We had to stay in town as John had to pick up some stuff from the surgery prior to his colonoscopy in a week or so. Keeping the aged bodies going is never ending.