Saturday, August 08, 2009
Railway tracks and other things
This is a hodge podge of bits and pieces.
The railway signals interested me on my walk, one by the tracks of the cockle train, this is sometimes a steam train and in summer a diesal but the train runs on school holidays and at week ends. I rather like the slightly overgrown nature of the whole thing. It is a wonderful run from Victor to Goolwa and most of it along side the beach, called the cockle train as people would take it from Victor to gather cockles along the surf beach at Goolwa.
So a signal, another signal and the odd shapes of the playground
Then an out of focus button I have beaded, I used to do these ages ago and was reminded of it with new ones in the bead and button magazine, whatever I did scan or photo it was not clear but fun to make so I have covered a few more buttons to do some more.
Then the orchid in our bathroom at the moment. It is a native dendrobium, one that has been crossed with another native dendrobium to make this lovely thing. I have lost its label so no idea what it is but they flower at this time of the year. Native to New South Wales and Queensland, we have to keep them under cover down here.
We are slowly trying to get together our trip to Europe and England in October, so far we are staying with friends in Germany, then hopefully I will find somewhere reasonable to stay in Paris for a few days and then on to London, same thing, need to find somewhere to stay that we can afford and finally a few days touring in a hire car, Yorkshire and North Wales I think, hope.
Of course the plane ticket is not booked and so far we are looking at train from Frankfurt to Paris and then to London. If I play my cards right we will be in London for the Knitting and Stitching show.