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?