Friday, June 30, 2017

Around the garden

A quick wander around the garden on an overcast late winter afternoon. The succulent is flowering well, it usually gets hit by frosts but so far this year has managed to keep its flowers, so nice to have flowers at this time of the year. The pea chick's are growing well. The view out through the back gate. It has got very cold, certainly in the midst of winter and we have been lucky to get some very welcome rain.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The bridge is finally open

Finally and just in time as we have had quite a bit of rain and the back road would have been interesting. We walked the beach this morning, as there was actually some sand to walk on, although a lot of sea weed. This afternoon we went to visit friends and collect oysters. A good but cold and damp day.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bit of a damp walk

Sorry I am not writing much but I cant see the keyboard. It has got wetter, so long since we actually had a nice wet day. I am inside by the fire trying to hem the baby blanket. My focal length is all over the place and it is so hard to work out what I am seeing. Only a couple more weeks until I get my glasses.I got quite wet walking this morning, only a light drizzle but it all runs off the bottom of my jacket and onto my jeans. I am wearing one of Linda's lovely hats, had to have a photo.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

spectacular scenes in at the Bay this morning

Very little wind and huge seas. My photos dont really do them justice. My eyes are not seeing terribly well still and I couldnt at first make out what were huge waves and what was cloud. It was so still so there must be some sort of disturbance way south of us. Some idiots were out in a small boat in all of this, lucky not to be swamped. Rather exciting but I just wish I could see better. My photos were quite definetly point and shoot.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Another stunning day, but still no rain.

The no rain bit is starting to become a serious worry. So far not a lot of frost as we would expect but heavy dew but rain is what we need. George likes to see what every one is doing and I happened to have the camera this morning. We went in and walked the cliffs this morning. I love these walks but I come home so tired. I think the forcast of rain has got to some of the farmers and this fellow was sowing his paddock as we walked past. I am once again throwing out stuff, it isnt really enough but it all helps. On one of the blogs I follow there was a recipe for ginger nut biscuits, I made some, they are pretty good. I just wish I could see my computer screen better, its hopeless so if there are lots of spelling mistakes that is the reason. I also feel mildly sick when I am trying to focus.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Morning walk, clouds over the valley.

It was high tide so not a long walk. John had an x ray of his hips so we didnt have a lot of time. clouds over the valley as we came home. We need rain but it doesnt look terribly hopeful Sorry but seeing the screen on my computer isnt easy and every so often I hit the wrong key.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Frozen fog

I was a little late getting these photos, the fog was starting to burn off. Very cold on bare feet. John off fishing so I am on my own today. Getting my drops into my eye will be interesting. We have had some frosts and the green lilies in the garden have been caught but they will return in spring.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Interesting walk this morning.

I am fighting this eye, so annoying. We did manage a short walk this morning to see what was happening to the mouth of the Inman River. From where we normally walk it looked as if it had filled in but what a surprise, it had moved completely over to the right and had quite high banks and looked very different. I rather liked the blue crane on the post and there were lots of birds, presumably with the new direction the river is flowing in there is a lot to eat. Oyster catches at the mouth. I keep feeling a bit sick as all my glasses are wrong but I need something to see at different focal lengths. Should be cleaning up stuff but cant see what I am doing.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Drive to Parsons Beach this morning

I have had my eye done, it is really weird, because of the hole in the macular I can see long distance quite well without glasses abut close up and reading is to say the least interesting. I have found a pair of old reading glasses which if I hold the page/ whatever close to my nose I can see but looking at the computer screen is very interesting, so there probably will be lots of mistakes. I am feeling rather old and tired, hope I feel better soon. I cant get new glasses for a month and I keep feeling a bit off balance at the moment. I am used to wearing glasses full time and feel rather vulnerable without them. Did remember a pair of dark glasses which help the glare. Just frustrating. One lovely bit of news was that we managed to see the latest great grandchild before I had the cataract op, a gorgeous little girl, 6 lb 14 oz who decided to come 2 weeks early, breach and an emergency c section to boot. She is beautiful. All in the same local hospital. Today John decided I needed an outing so we went through to one of my favorite beaches, Parsons. Of course I couldnt see through the led screen so a bit hit and miss, lovely to be out but felt a bit wobbly aferwards. Hope I can see a bit better tomorrow.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Bit of this and that.

I have felt a bit off today, I think it's a case of OK one day, not quite as good the next. I haven't sketched for ages but rather liked this little eche eria in the sun room. My sun room really comes into its own on cold but sunny days like this. Another frost this morning, a bit warmer, only 0 degrees this morning, then it got cloudy a bit of both sun, which was lovely and cloud. I picked the yellow daisies this morning, they are always the most cheerful thing in the garden in winter. Took two bags of books over to the 2nd hand bookshop, don't get much but at least they have gone.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Another short walk

I think, hope, I am getting over this wretched cold. I have my cataract op next Friday so hope I am over the cough by then. I havent felt like this for ages and ages. I just dont get colds! We had a short walk this morning after going in to the market, not my usual walk but it was sunnty and lovely on the beach with a slow gentle murmur of small waves. Very cold this morning, another frost. People out to look at the property (and the house) not expecting much.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

A couple of lovely orchids

I feel awful today, my nose keeps dripping,I hope this means I am getting over this horrid cold. I don't seem to have done much today, although a wheel barrow load of magazines went onto the heap to be burnt. I did make chicken soup too which we had for lunch, supposed to be good for colds. Much as I love our orchids I could have done without John deciding to bring some in today, of all day I had to find places to put them and re arrange the sun room. Still they look lovely. We had a frost this morning and it was cold, not a bad one but I haven't brought many succulents in under cover, always a worry if we get a really hard frost.