We took my nearly-92 year old Dad for a drive in the country the other day.
Spring may have Sprung, but it is terribly dry out there,
after no rain for a couple of months.
I have seen three dead snakes on the roads in two days:
another sign of change of season, as they come out of hibernation and start to move about, with a fatal attraction towards warm bitumen.
Our destination was Tamborine Mountain, a pretty touristy spot not far from Brisbane.
With its rich volcanic red soil, the mountain is famous for growing flowers, avocados and rhubarb.
I came home with a huge bunch of fresh rhubarb for a tiny price.
There were beautiful Wisteria and May bushes all around the Mountain.
Back at Dad's Aged Care Village, I noticed a garden brilliant with red poppies ...
and other assorted pretties ...
He is certainly living in lovely surroundings. After nearly eight months there, he has settled in beautifully and does not mention his old home. He goes on all the outings, often to malls, markets, fetes or fairs.
To my amusement, just as we have been clearing out the house and disposing of a lifetime's worth of antiques and collectables, he has started collecting again. Little objects d'art are turning up in his room; this week a couple of antique English plates! Another week, a group of little watercolours!
Then there is the bird ornament, and the pretty kitten plate ....
I wonder who I take after .........
Enjoy the Sunshine xxx