Thursday, February 26, 2015

SkyWatch - Just another splendid sunset


Clouds have been rare and sunset rainbows even rarer
as luck would have it, I got my second for the season


it helps to be out in the garden watering 
as the heat of the day fades


not a great big fat rainbow but a very welcome one


a pity the clouds were just sporadic,
we've had no rain for a long, long time


even without rain


the brilliant sky show was certainly enjoyable.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SkyWatch - Rainbow in the flames


The evening sky a sheet of flame in the East


some gentle colours in the North


dark smoky clouds lashed with flame 
in the West


Back to the fading colour in the East
where the rainbow still persists


 as the sinking sun paints gold and red
on the clouds in the West


sorry I have been absent for so long
life can at times be full of the unexpected.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

OUR WORLD - Petrel's Cove and wonder dog


Heading down the dry, dusty road 
definitely the road less travelled - not a car in sight


down on the toe of the Fleurieu Peninsula
lies the Victor Harbour, the Agapanthus and geriatric capital
 of the known universe

tourists come to whale watch, visit Granite Island,
the Bluff or, my favourite place
Petrel's Cove

not an appropriate beach for swimming, it has a wild rip 
where the green deep-water starts 
a man and his dog were safe in the shallow water
this side of the breakers,
very wise as two swimmers have already been lost this summer.


Young Kubbi, both protective and safe


I love these Lunar landscape rocks


 a good place to shelter from the wind


after a hard day of sleeping in the car on a long trip,
romping on two beaches, meeting two dogs
at afternoon tea and growing into those big, big paws,
Kubbi enjoys a nap before the long trip home.


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Thursday, February 5, 2015

SkyWarch - the difference of an hour or two


Last Monday, DD* took me to Victor harbour
with both our dogs which did not quite work,
her pup is well behaved and my old hand-me-down dog
. . . best left unsaid.

We enjoyed 'fish-n-chips' on the beach
sitting at a distance from each other
(my dog is not compatible with any other dog *!?…)
and enjoyed being on the sea-side
even on this drab day


went on to Petrel's Cove (post to follow)
on the return trip
the sun had come out
and my how the view had changed!


* For DD read darling daughter.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

TODAY'S FLOWERS, Nature Notes & I Heart Macro - Red flowing strawberries


Sorry I have been a sporadic blogger lately.
Summertime there is such a heavy load of dragging hoses 
to keep things alive that, with the heat and exertion,
I am usually too exhausted to get my brain back into gear.

Here is a recently acquired little darling that goes 
so well with my white flowering, old fashioned strawberries 
in the raised bed my grandson made for me.


They add such a nice touch of colour


and started bearing as soon as I put them in.


Here is the raised bed with a couple of very hot Thai chillies
in the centre, a couple of perpetual bearing spinach plants
that give me a good feed every couple of days,
red flowering strawberry on the left and a few
petunias for leavening.

Very soon the strawberries will take over,
they are already throwing out runners.


Gardening is really such fun!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

SkyWatch - Last night'd sky


This week the skies have been pretty ordinary,
uniformly grey or blue.

Last night we had this tiny touch of colour . . .
if you enlarge it you may see some interesting 
tints in the pink cloud


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

SkyWatch - Tonight's evening sky


Feeding and locking up the chickens at night has it's
compensations.

I hope these clouds stick around for tomorrow,
temps. are set to skyrocket again


Westward sky across the paddock behind my house


our faraway paddock on the Eastern side
all lit up and pretty


the last rays of the sun catching one of the stock-water tanks.


Hope you all have easy weather to live with.

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