Monday, August 15, 2016

Winter is Almost Over

An afternoon stroll



Storm clouds gathering



A crisp winter's day



The first Prunus blossom



Euphorbias  are flowering again




Winter Hellebore




Opening Camellias



Won't be long before my pink tulips are up






a day trip to the River Murray and nesting pelicans on the banks











Monday, August 1, 2016

Winter Garden Adventures


Lots of bird life in our winter garden this week










Pink Nemesia





A new weeping mulberry 


Camellias and Hellabores are looking gorgeous in the garden







A golden dawn



All playing nicely together



Sheltering from a rainstorm



Stalking an echidna



Another storm arriving


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stormy Weather

Terrible weather in the Hills .....dark days, huge gales with 100km + wind. So far we have escaped falling trees and power loss. After 2 years of drought I'm loving the rain but the wind has been terrifying



My poor gum tree is taken a pounding



Yoghurt spread over my terracotta pots to age them more quickly







Winter dawn



Another dark day and gale moving across



This little guy took refuge on our porch and is looking up at the roof wondering what the heck!







My new succulent garden on the back porch



Galahs waiting to swoop onto the lawn and tear it up





A winter posy from the garden





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Frosty mornings



After the gales  last week the weather has been sunny which means freezing nights and frosty mornings tuning the garden white.  Sunsets and dawn have been beautiful the the landscape turning molten gold






setting sun



gloomy day




golden dawn




rub a dub dub







afternoon stroll





2 pieces of old ornate metal , for the garden, found in a country town secondhand shop



This shop is in a tiny town called Sedan where time has stood still. Loved the hilarious sign, and we bought the above for only $10




Late afternoon on the front lawn




Saturday, July 16, 2016

Wintery Days


Welcome back to my new name and refreshed page

Brrr...we have had very wild weather and the Adelaide Hills have taken a severe battering the last week. We were lucky not to lose power like 40,000  South Australian households but I was worried about my huge gum in 100 km + winds




Gray days but still colour in the garden from camellias , jonquils, and lots of galahs , rosellas and cockatoos nesting in the trees













on the flagpole










Dust bathing beauties











oooo....what's that



going somewhere Sascha?