Friday, 11 September 2015

Sydney Spring and other things

Nearly nine months since my last post! Not for want of talking to you, you understand, but simply because sometimes it all becomes too hard. Hopefully, my head is in a better space and I'm back on track, or nearly so... I did manage to sprain both my ankles, which was pretty dreadful, and one took over ten weeks to heal. Better now, thank goodness.

I can't possibly fill in 9 months of my life so I think I'll show just you some photos with a tiny bit of commentary. Starting with Mother's Day, which was celebrated with my family, a weekend in Bundeena with Suzy & Tracy, a night at the Sydney Comedy Festival to see the NZ Topp Twins and possibly too much delicious food. Here I am with a lime ice cream soda (or spider as it is often called). I have never matured past the need for ice cream sodas.
There have been several birthdays, this one Eddie's 6th. A Super Hero party with boys in hero guise and lots of bubbles.
Eddie put in an auction bid and won a box of monsters. He took these photos. We all love an auction.
Peggy is still the apple of all eyes, loves having her photo taken. Miss Adorable. Miss Pushy, too.
The girls have been singing in choirs and Sophia played the recorder at a festival at the Sydney Opera House. I was thrilled to see (and hear) the quality of music being taught in NSW public schools. We had a great day by the harbour with 17 children from Sophia's school and about 1500 other children.
Before I move out into the garden I have a couple of pelican pics. Can't ever get enough pelicans... They fly majestically over our house and are on all our waterways. Love them.
Flowering now because it's Spring Down Under.
Abutilon (Chinese Lantern); Acacia; Azaleas; Blue Echium
Clivia; Crab Apple; Cymbidium Orchid; Funghi
Geraldton Wax; Native Orchid; Pink Echium; Rose; Jonquils; Sydney Rock Orchid
Birds that have been unheard during winter are back and singing from dawn, especially the Willie Wagtail. I always feel the cold is almost over when I hear that song. The garden is filled with Rainbow Lorrikeets, zooming, shrieking, performing; the rainbow clowns of my garden.

I hope I don't wait another 9 months before my next post. I like blogging and I enjoy reading blogs. I feel that Facebook takes up too much time but I'm as sucked into it as the next person. I prefer Instagram (I'm on there as Rustqueen) and have found several themes that I love to follow, such as farmer/florists, gardeners and assemblage artists. I also have way too many pages on Pinterest on so many subjects I couldn't list them.

Drop me a comment if you wish, I love to know what you are doing and thinking.







15 comments:

  1. Lovely to see you back.
    Love your garden too.
    Have you invested in wall flowers yet?
    So far I have avoided FB, and Pinterest. I am 'connected' far too much of the time already.
    Tulip Tops starts this weekend...

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    1. EC, it feels good to be back, too. Maybe I'm coming good again... I forgot about the wall flowers in my recent orders but you've reminded me again. Tulip Tops - I'm looking forward to your beautiful photos.

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  2. I saw your blog on Judy in the Dyes side bar and your opening sentence intrigued me, and as I read on, I thought. yes, I like to blog and read blogs too, but it all gets a bit hard for sometimes, and I find it hard to keep up....so I understand. I live a little north of you, in the far northern rivers, and enjoyed seeing your outings and celebrations, and the pictures of your lovely garden. Good luck with blogging more frequently :)

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    1. Hello Nanette, lovely to meet you via Judy. Isn't she wonderful? I'm hoping I'll be able to keep blogging more regularly, I do enjoy it. I should have looked to see if you have a blog but I'll do that after I send this.

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    2. Annette, I've spent ages reading back through your blog and enjoying myself very much. I don't sew (except if I'm making a traditional book) but I loved to read about your beautiful work.

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    1. Hi Penny, how are you? It's lovely to be back, thank you. I hope you're enjoying spring's gentle weather before you get the heat.

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  4. Welcome back! I am weaning myself off Farcebook. The constant streaming of ads and the pushiness and demands that I sign petitions annoys me.
    Lovely to see your flowers. Just the other day, Peter wondered why none of the (many) crucifix orchids are flowering.I thought it too early...then, stopped in traffic saw an enormous one, glowing like embers!

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    1. Di, I'm rather pleased to be back too. For some reason I find blogging much more pleasant than Facebook, probably for all the points you've just made. My garden flourishes both in beauty and weeds, the weeds winning at the moment. My crucifix orchids flowered all winter but need a bit of tlc, as do all my orchids. So much to do, so little time (can I blame FaceBook?). Keep blogging...

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  5. So good to see you back, great birthday photos and the garden, that purple fungus is wild!

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    1. Hi Mo, great to be back. Now I need to stay here... The fungus was incredibly beautiful, I'm so pleased I spotted it while it was so new. A day later it had collapsed.

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  6. Hi C - like so many others have said - welcome back - Facebook has so much too answer for - taking friends and content away - missed your creative activities. Glad to see you are enjoying the birds and flowers of spring - it is just great. Hope to hear more from you - 9 months is far too long. Go well. B

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    1. Hi B - thank you for the welcome back! I'm feeling I may have turned a corner and hopefully I'm heading into a creative phase. At any rate I'm back in the garden and surely the studio is next... I continue to be inspired by you, Fiona, and your blogs.

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  7. Good to see you back. Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, for your much appreciated encouragement.

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