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.

Friday, April 16, 2021

I have been having fun.

More of these fun little concertina books that I will use as cards. The old calender from the Adarchi gardens in Japan makes wonderful pots. I have been feeling a little off colour, nothing major, justa nnoying. New medication and a change in the weather. Sometimes I wish I was a fit nearly 82 year old and not quite such a decrepit one! Still I can at least enjoy my short walks and my surroundings. Had my toes done this morning which was nice. We had just over 7 mm of rain overnight and now the sun is out. I am quietly sewing more little dolls and George the cat is curled up in his chair snoring, oh to be a cat of mine. John is having an afternoon read and a snooze. He will be awake in a quaternary of an hour. I don't have to worry about dinner tonight as I made a casserole last night. There are a lot of bees in the lavender by the front window but no honey eaters in the sage yet. We may walk the cliffs this afternoon as the beach is once more full of sea weed and the tide won't be right.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


I don't normally use markers but I was wanting to do a bit more sketching and these were by my chair. After my walk on the beach I need to sit for a little while so I grab a sketchbook. I rather like the way the wreath turned out although the red sharpie, the only red I had, bled through to the other side so I did the meditative circles there. The rabbit was a bit of this and that, filling in spaces. Walking the beach has been a bit fraught lately with the big seas bringing in a lot of sea weed. Not easy walking when I use a stick. It has been cold but today we have north winds and fire warnings. We do need rain, we had a total of 5mm last week over 2 days but before that nothing for over two weeks. Beautiful weather for living but the garden needs water. Now it is very windy, I think we are heading for change in the weather. Certainly my joints are telling me something is coming. I am so lucky to have John as he looks after me so well. Yesterday I sewed up a few bodies so I have some more little dolls to bead and play with. Have to keep busy.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Over Easter

I should not moan but this Easter was a bit up and down. Over to Pt Willunga for a lovely lunch with friend P and her family on Friday, it was over 30 degrees and as we drove past the beaches they were packed. As well as some food I took this bunch of the last hydrangeas who had turned this incredible colour. I am not sure if it was a reaction to my first covid vaccine but I have been feeling terribly tired, we both got home and had to have a rest. We did manage to walk most mornings as the weather was beautiful and the tide low, So many people around for the long week end. We drove out to Kings beach and I took photos. Another lovely day on Sunday, lunch with family but home early for a rest. Not sure if the morning walks are tiring me out,but such a treat to see people. Yesterday I made another little concertina book and did a bit more painting. Trying to catch up with lessons I didn't do in Sketchbook revival. So sad I only have a few more days to get back into it. The weather has been incredible, almost back to summer and even today, which is supposed to be cooler is sunny and I have the fan on. This front room is a lovely sun trap. Now daylight saving is over (why would you end it half way through Easter?) Poor old Max, the dog, who I think is getting a bit dotty now tells me he should be fed at 3pm instead of 4 and barks, luckily so far the neighbours havent complained.