Thursday, August 30, 2012

SkyWatch - Light on the water at Brighton

Two months ago, I had a chance to walk along Brighton Pier 
in Adelaide,

I dearly love the sea and found the light on the water quite entrancing.

Sorry I have not had a chance at a sky shot since then.

Who knows, maybe sometime soon my camera will again get 
exercised . . . the times, they are a changing . . .

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday - New Holland Honeyeater

All winter this Grevillea has been flowering and feeding the 
resident New Holland Honeyeater as well as a few others.

Now, also this large Banksia is full of delicious nectar and well 
worth protecting.

A quick feed and 

back to sentry duty warding off the much larger Wattle Birds.

There's one . . . come on boys, attack!

Linking with

with thanks to Stewart for hosting the meme.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS - Spring in Winter

A beautiful display of gleaming gold as the weeds thrive and flower 
in my garden.

 Almond blossom have been out since mid-winter

as have masses of Jonquils.

It is such a happy time when there is enough rain to make the flowers grow.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SkyWatch - Yae, though I walk in the valley of the shadow . . .

Moonrise over our farm.

Dear friends and followers, once again (4th, time in 7 years) I was
headed for the great Unknown and yet again, it was my Darling 
Daughter who recognised the signs. She was only here for a few 
days before flying back to San Francisco and on to the Edinburgh

DD is a lady of action, quickly donning her Guardian Angel hat,
drove her parents into the local hospital, where my husband was 

Ten years of the strain of looking after him as he sank deeper 
and deeper into dementia, was yet again, taking it's toll on my
75 year old, rheumatic fever ravaged heart. I have two man-made 
heart valves and now, the third one was refusing to co-operate.
     My kidneys were shutting down, causing a massive build-up 
of water, not only in the body, but the brain as well.

Impeded thought processes and pulsating vision, put a stop to 
blogging as well as many other activities.

I had always hoped that I could look after my husband until he 
no longer remembered us. Unfortunately, the disease was making 
him physically aggressive again as well as very controlling 
without any understanding of what he was doing.

The outcome of this tale of woe is that he will have to be 
institutionalised and I am up for many blood tests and specialist
visits, with the hope of being returned to some sort of 'normalcy'
where I can still live alone without needing outside assistance.

Even in the darkest night, the moon still rises.

Thank you all so much who have looked in and sent me supportive 
thoughts and prayers.
Each and every one has been greatly appreciated.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

SkyWatch - Where, oh where is the silver lining?

Finally, the camera came outside with me for a few minutes

but I am still desperately looking for that elusive silver lining . . .

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