Saturday, April 19, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - " Look into my heart my love and see . ."


My roses are at their best in autumn
meet the UNICEF 'Children's Rose'


pink and pretty, 
hardy, pest free and continuous flowering
with a heady perfume . . .

what more can one ask for?


'Jude the Obscure'
how can one go past a perfect rose with a name like that?
No-one knows where the name comes from
it does sound as though it was names for a saint
with the softest heart

wonderfully scented and my absolute favourite


when the petals fall, the rose reveals it's very soul,

I hope our's is just as beautiful.


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

SkyWatch - Dawn, promising skies . . .


This morning's dawn sky


worth waking up for


and getting the camera for


and snapping away for like one happy bunny.

Hope your's was as pretty

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday - Welcome Swallow


Unusual for autumn, this swallow is trilling away 
overhead


just like the goldfinch in spring
the swallow followed me from one end of the house to the other 
as I worked in the garden

continuing it's song and hardly missing a note


a perfect time for weeding  
and so much nicer when being serenaded.

Linking with thanks with Stuart's


Monday, April 14, 2014

OUR WORLD - Latest Family Addition

Recently while granddaughter helped a friend on a farm
the farm cat had 7 kittens.

One died and a day later, this one was rejected
and naturally 

it ended up on our farm with granny baby sitting.


granny was busy putting a book together
on her computer
and having her fingers chewed off
did not help

so o o
great granny took over and soon had Joda sleeping


 not for long though


glad I was wearing my gardening apron,
those little pins are just a tad on the sharp side


happily, g-granny's hot hands are soporific
and Joda could get back to napping and visibly growing,


Oh dear, that makes 8 cats
luckily granddaughter has them all desexed.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - Wet and Wonderful


The little bit rain we had has made 
a huge difference to the garden

Colchicum (autumn crocus) are making
bright patches among the weeds . . .


the wet makes them fade quickly
but if you pick a few, they last for a week indoors


the passionfruit vine is covered in blooms


most unusual in autumn but
I'm not complaining

they are such a joy to see
in fact, the whole garden is 
as if it were spring

even I seem to have more spring in my step


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Watery Wednesday & Skywatch - Glorious Fog


We had some glorious rain this week


and now are enveloped in equally glorious fog
as long as the air is moist, the garden flourishes


A big thank you to all of you who came by.
I have been rather time restricted
with my brother-in-law here for a week from Colorado
to strew the last of his brothers ashes.

Life is a very fragile thing
enjoy it now while you have if.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - Spring in Autumn


"The time is out of joint" . . . Hamlet

where seasons stand upon their head
autumn has become spring
trees that managed to retain their leaves in summer
are in full bloom
those that dropped them in summer's extreme heat
are leaping into leafage like spring lambs
autumn crocus and grape hyacinths
dance hand in hand in garden beds

the seasons are in revolt and arbitrarily change 
from day to day

the world as we knew it has gone on holiday
and in it's place we have
'Earth in Upheaval'



pink crabapple in full bloom,
better than I have ever seen it in springtime


the paddocks are greening with our first autumn rain
and we are crossing our fingers for more


meanwhile I enjoy these 'darling buds of May'
and the fabulous flush of flowers in my rose garden
as I dig up potatoes for my lunch.

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