Thursday, September 30, 2010

Praying Mantis ...


I went to empty the compost this evening and could not get into the compost bin - thanks to my visitor - first one I have seen here !

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Morning at the beach ...

Anna-Kate off to have a swim - well a paddle and a quick dip !

We had great fun - and I was so worried about the drive there - it was so easy !

The children just loved getting out of the house and playing - although they did not venture too far from me !

Anna-Kate trying to body board - but the water was too cold so she came out after this !

I was worried I killed my lavender - I had to cut it right back - but it is still growing - phew love lavender.





Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Walking the dog ...

We found this lily in the bush - one of my favourite flowers...

Luke liked it too ! He insisted on having this picture taken with it.

We sat and watched the fish jumping out of the water - you can just see the splash here, it was lovely.

And Kallie enjoyed cooling down in the water.

The ducks crossed in front of us too. The weather was beautiful not too hot and not cold - definitely t-shirt weather !


Monday, September 27, 2010

When Greg is away ....

Greg had to work last weekend all the way in Lizmore so we had to keep ourselves busy. This involved lots of walks along the water front .... here is a dandelion waiting to be blown !
Here we all are in front of the water...

And Anna-Kate baked a cake for her school competition .... she did not win - but she made it on her own and we had fun doing it !

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Bike Ride ...

Luke with my new bike - yes the koalas came with us - in my basket !

Luke having a rest on the pier - where they found a fishing rod... even if it can not be fixed it should not be left there, think of the birds people !


Luke and I sharing a moment ! It was a fab bike ride ....

Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tour of My Garden ...

All right we walk out of my dining room and onto my balcony - I sit out here when the children are at school and housework can be forgotten about !
From the left of this picture I have some bamboo growing in the first pot - well I say growing - I picked a shoot so hope it may root ! Then a huge pot full of sunflowers - my favourite flower. The succulents in the wooden box I found lying in the street - they are growing really well. The black pot is where my daffodils are.
I look over the balcony and I see the first garden I built - all enclosed now so the dog does not get in ! In this garden I have - beans, corn, butternut, strawberries, tomatoes, basil, lettuce, peppers, radish .... there may be more !! Not to forget I have it surrounded by sunflowers and poppies. In the big pot I have a hydrangea cutting growing ...
The first of the 2 side gardens you see at the top of the photo - has 2 rose bushes in, some aloes as well as some more sunflowers.
The second of the 2 side garden has one rose bush, a few sunflowers, strawberries, peas, corn, beans and butternut in ....


This garden is right next to the door into the children's TV room - it is full of strawberries - I did not know how easy it was to grow strawberries !! Plus 2 herbs oregano and thyme in the front, under the sticks is a bean ....

On the left side of the door - a geranium, growing from a cutting I took from our rented house, next to another water feature found in this garden ! It is empty - hence the cat sitting in it !

My first sunflowers blooming and enjoying the sun this morning. I think they enjoyed the rain we just had too !

This is the rockery in front of the first garden - I have a teeny, tiny apricot tree in here, plus loads of rose bushes, sunflowers and some flowers in pots - think there might be another strawberry plant in there too.

This is right at the bottom of my garden - note another enclosed garden ! Full of veggies too.... more or less the same as the other gardens .... plus trees in the background, more poppies and sunflowers.

The newest garden - has lovely soil full of worms as I found out while digging ! More butternut, corn and beans !
Hope you have enjoyed my garden tour ! This weekend means mowing !!!