Saturday, 8 April 2017


Just returned from a Spanish 80th birthday party.  Flamencoing too fast for the camera.  Off to Adelaide tomorrow so won't be blogging for a while.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Further to my previous...  Steve has a new camera and sent me through some photos.

This one makes me laugh. 'He clasps the crag with crooked hands...'

And this one is just right.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Sunday picnic

Today we went for a hamburger picnic at the rock I showed you before.

The chap fishing from the rock could have been my Dad

And I've finally remembered to show the Floosie my toenails.  You can also see why CKB said I had coke bottle legs.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thumbelina walnut shell

Thought I'd do this quickly while listening to Bolero on Classic FM.  If you google Thumbelina walnut shell, as I was inspired to do by Lady Jayne and the Floosie, you get myriad images and info.  Here's a couple of my favourites.

Thumbelina slept in a polished walnut shell with violet petals for her mattress and a rose leaf as her coverlet, though lots of images show a rose petal as her cover. Lovely.

doing the garden, digging the weeds

I had one of those satisfying gardening days today when you go out to do one job and then get lots of unscheduled jobs done.  While weeding I found this little treasure:
a discarded walnut shell growing its own garden.  When I was a child, I bought a tiny doll in a walnut shell cradle on a visit to London.  I've been entranced by them and their miniature possibilities ever since.  The cup contains some of Steve's windfall Golden Delicious apples.
Here's the remainder on the tree.  And here are my Cox's Pippins.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Exultation anticipation

As often happens, Jackie Morris, the woman who is living my life in Wales, and I are thinking of similar things, currently larks.  Jackie's thoughts are somewhat deeper than mine at the moment.  Here's what's on my mind.

These images come from Country Style, December 2016

Our larks begin 2 weeks from today.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Last Tuesday

Last Tuesday I finally got around to going for a walk along the cliff tops.  I need more exercise than yoga and zumba and the obvious answer, apart from going back to the gym (which I may do), is to enjoy the reason we moved here - the sea.  So here's some scenes from East Shelley  to Spring Bay.

You can see that it was just my type of weather.  What you won't see is Pharaoh Jill who trotted along beside me despite being off leash.

At Spring Beach this boatshed is for rent:
making me think of this on the Desire to Inspire webpage .
view from Spring Bay boatshed

I took this photo to remind me that there was a gentle rain,
and that part of the delight of the walk were the post rain scents and the sounds of the sea.
a beautiful rock at the start / end of the walk
On the drive to East Shelley I'd noticed this escaping garden so stopped to have a look.
A lovely idea but rather expensive, I thought.  Silverbeet 50c a stalk.

And for those struggling to understand, this is the creosotey look I'm aiming for with my fence.  Despite 3 coats of engine oil, the fence still looks the same.