Is this not the happiest little flower you ever did see? I swear that my photo is straight from the camera, it just so happened that the angle of the flower and the shadows created this lovely little bonneted smiley face. It tickled me no end.
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
I was watching the little birds through the glass door this morning, they are so clever, I hadn't noticed before but they actually pick the dead leaves up with their beaks and fling them aside in their hunt for tasty morsels. It struck me then how very happy I am with the ecosystem our property has created. I have always planted gardens with the birds in mind, nectar plants, bushy shrubs for protection, and the planted areas are close enough together to allow the little birds a short dash on the wing to get from one area to the other and feel safe. This area was open ground 7 years ago when we bought the land, with the little birds safely hidden away in the bush on the perimeter, but now they abound near the house, in the gardens we have created. I feel very satisfied and a wee bit proud.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
The wildlife is showing itself more and more as we head deeper into spring. Voldemort spends a lot of time sunning himself on the arm of the settee. Did you know that King Skinks love banana? I throw him a couple of small pieces most days and he gobbles it up.
I've been busy in the kitchen making hordes of sausage rolls amongst other things. This picture shows the filling being put atop the pastry sheets before brushing the edges with egg and rolling them up.
And finally, here is my ta-dah moment, my crocheted blanket is finished, it is on our bed and I just love sleeping underneath it! It kept me busy over the whole of winter. :-)
Until next time.... xx