Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A little stitchery

I have just finished this. I like to have something to stitch by my chair. I also have a small sketchbook and assorted pens to play in. After my sketchbook revival course I have lots of things I can do, I like the filling in mark making in particular. About to start mending socks, in my search for my darning mushroom I ended up doing quite a bit of tidying up. A good thing to do, I found more socks than I thought. The weather has got a lot cooler so I need socks.I am still struggling a bit but not as bad as it has been. May it keep on getting under control.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

My beautiful orchid and indoor pots

I don't seem to be blogging as much these days, I don't think I have much of I Teresa to write about although I do enjoy reading other people's posts. It is v ery much autumn here, cooler, in fact cold nights and we do need rain although we have ha a bit but not enough.This morning we had our flu shots after a lovely walk over at Pt Elliot. Home Justin the for our Woolworth delivery. Oh Dea I thought I had lost this but managed to find it again. My lovely cattle orchid has decided to flower. I have had it for many years a d on the farm flowered regularly but here it wouldn't settlet, they are not cold climate plants but I now have high hopes. My table of cacti and succulent ts by the front window also give me great pleasure. Small things delight small minds. Another joy, which shows I am older and in my eighties is watching the honey eaters in the sage bushes in the front garden, they are so busy. I keep losing this so will publish before I give up.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

garden and sea

On Sunday John took me to Echunga for our Welsh foal show. Our foals were not the judges choice but that is the way it goes. We came home the long way getting petrol in Mt Barker and back through Strathalbyn. The country out that way was looking very dry. Then we had a bit of rain yesterday, not much but every bit helps, we had a short walk along the cliffs and then over to the Kings Beach car park, trying to get the dirt washed off the car in the rain. I seem to get tired very easily at the moment. I did do a quick shop this morning. I needed some black tops as mine have all gone an off black colour. I tend to wear a lot of black. Any way I found three at a reasonable price. I really don't like shopping for clothes as these days I am a very odd shape.Home feeling rather tired.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Sometimes life is hard.

I have been doodling, trying NOT to think of the uncomfortable itch that my dermatitis is. I have good days and bad days. Told I have to manage it. All very well but at my age it is tiring and dare I say it depressing.the trouble is it is not consistent either. All I want to do is curl up in a ball. The doodling helps a bit. I am reading a lot. Don't feel like doing much else. Hope tomorrow is better.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Zygopetalum orchid

I am always so pleased when these lovely orchids flower. They have quite a strong perfume. Not having a specific house for them since we moved from the farm it is always a delight to know that they have survived. We need rain, it is getting quite warm. Beautiful days but I am still feeling rather uncomfortable and off. Don't want to do much which is annoying me as I feel I am not getting anything done and wasting what time I have. I hope tomorrow is a better day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Proscribed burn this afternoon at Newland Conservation park

John rushed home from a meeting to take me out to see this. It is Very dry still but no wind, sometimes these fires getaway but not this time, I hope.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A difficult few days

Two trips to Adelaide in 3 days really knocked the stuffing out of me. Then today we had a house inspection which means that weather we need to or not we needed to have the house looking "right" which usually means the house gets a deep clean. Not the best time as my trip to the gynecologist shows I have dermatitis "down there" which is most unpleasant and not something that will be fixed in a hurry. No wonder I am tired and don't want to do much. After all that I did this little bit of play something to do and while away some time. I have been too tired to even walk on the beach and it has got cold. I hope tomorrow I will feel better.