Friday, March 4, 2016

AUTUMN


Today, the first touch of Autumn could be felt - and I feel like a new woman.
While the temperature was still 31C, the humidity dropped to 53%.

Bliss...


The creek looked cool on my early morning walk..
and it even rained for the last 10 minutes.
Nobody cared....we all just walked on as usual enjoying it!


And at last, after weeks of phone calls and attempts to find a suitable tradesman, our air-conditioning was fixed this afternoon.
Not disregarded, and an attempt to sell us a new one - for $3,000.
Not a refusal to even bother to come and look.

A personable young electrician came, diagnosed, and fixed the problem, in a reasonable time and for a modest fee.

Thank you Fallons.  You have our gratitude and probably quite a bit more business from the Red Cardinals.





Time to roll out my silk and felt leaves, specially sent from Canada.



Soon I will be able to start gardening again - I need more flowers in my life.



Wishing you a perfect weekend.

XXXX



25 comments:

  1. So glad your air conditioning has been mended. I'm sure you'll be glad of it, even if the temperature has dropped somewhat. Here's hoping for more rain and cooler weather for you.

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    1. Oh yes, we are so happy to have the cool air once again Perpetua. The humidity gives me a lot of medical issues, and make normal life quite difficult. Another pleasant day today - let's hope it becomes the norm :)

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  2. Here in the states we are all excited with the first blooms of Spring, so funny to think of you anticipating fall. I'm sure we will be in the same frame of mind after a hot summer.

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    1. The funny thing is, we have many of the same Spring blooms which we can grow Autumn into Winter...like pansies and other cottage flowers. Not many flowers over Summer, although the hibiscus look good just now.

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  3. It must be such a relief to have the air con fixed and it's an indictment on our throw away society that getting it fixed was such a struggle. BTW I have feeling that after we get through our weird March heatwave the weather will cool down dramatically. One can only hope :)

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    1. Absolutely agree, Val. It is the throwaway mentality which is the problem. The problem was caused by a bit of rust, and the motor was not blown at all - which was the assumption of most tradesmen, sight unseen. I do hope you are correct about a dramatic cool down. A decent Autumn would be excellent!

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  4. Must be a relief to have things slowly getting back to normal - weather and the airconditioner. You are now ready for the next set of challenges - which looks like the garden :)

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    1. Definitely a relief Sarah Liz. Fingers crossed for no more extreme heat. The garden is the next challenge but as long as the maximums keep below 30c. It makes going for a walk so much nicer, too. I can't wait to get the pansies and nasturtiums going!

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  5. Oh! I need more flowers in my life too! I love your post, all your photos/ those bunnies are cute.

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    1. Glad you like my cute bunnies. I pretend it is to entertain grandchildren, but we know who is really amusing herself, don't we?
      More flowers is always a good thing. They cheer me up a treat :)

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  6. Oh you poor thing with no air conditioning in our recent humid hot weather. I concur wholeheartedly.....bliss...low humidity! My poor garden of neglect is trying so hard not to turn up its toes completely!

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    1. It has been a long haul, many weeks with an extremely hot house Michelle. Dare I say, quite depressing?
      Cheers to our gardens of neglect which will be blooming beautifully in a couple of months - yay! xx

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    2. Ok, great news about the air conditioner repairman. People who are skilled at repairing appliances and are also reasonably priced are like gold!

      If you are experiencing autumn, I'm hoping for spring, perhaps next week, we'll get a warm day.

      Easter is next! I see the bunnies preparing for it.

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  7. It's so strange to me that Autumn is coming your way, when spring is coming alive here. The yellow flower and bunny are so cheerful. Just in time for Easter. :) I love your orange Autumn leaves scattered about.

    Have a pleasant weekend, Patricia.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Ah yes, but we are sort of synchronised with the in-between seasons :) Autumn is my favourite season, even if I have to fake the orange leaves. Finally cool enough today to go outside and tend to my plants. Happy Sunday Sheri.

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  8. The temp has dropped a little and today the humidity doesn't seem so bad.
    However, yesterday as I was preparing everything for our little dinner party last night I was in a mess with so much sweat pouring down my face - I could hardly see!!!
    As the summer stone fruit is at its best I decided to roast Black Boy peaches (where did that name come from... sorry), golden peaches and white nectarines - no wonder I was so hot!!!!
    I'm a dead duck today - can't take long hours on my feet these days!
    Your autumn leaves are stunning Patricia and the little pink rabbit waiting for his moment in the sun!

    Shane x

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    1. Goodness, last night sounds much more like Queensland, Shane. That is how I've been for months...
      Roasted peaches sound divine, making my mouth water, Yum. And I must say, I can't take the long hours these days either, but am much more energetic on cooler days. Happily, just been out and bought a few late summer flowers and put them in, tidied up the plants a bit. Bring on the gardening season :) xx

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  9. You must be thrilled with the a/c...
    Good for you guys for hanging in there, and getting it fixed...
    Happy Fall....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yes, thrilled re Mr a/c Linda. We will now call those people again and get a few more things fixed around here! I love Autumn/Fall - best season of all (even if it doesn't look like Canada here :)

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  10. Oh what relief! But isn't it a pity, you can only find one when the weather starts to turn. I can't imagine only gardening when the autumn comes. Not any more anyway. Lovely post and photos as always!

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    1. I'm sure we will use the a/c a little more for the heat Val - and then of course, we convert it over for the winter and it warms up our cold mornings :)
      Yes, doing the Autumn gardening with enthusiasm today...

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  11. Yay for cooler weather, yay for air conditioning working, yay for good workmen - finally! - yay for autumn! Yay for all that because it also means a yay for us because spring will be coming! xx

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    1. Hello Amy, Spring is a'coming for you, and with a bit of luck we will be growing pansies at the same time. I looked for them yesterday but it is still too warm for the plant nurseries to stock them. Soon....
      A/c sends its regards. xx

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  12. Ahh, cooler weather. So glad for you. I did get a smile from the fact that the weather cooled down just as you found someone to fix the A/C. Things like that happen to us a lot. I'm guessing you will have a few more days to enjoy that A/C though.

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    1. I know, ironic. But the good news is we convert it over in the winter, and it keeps us warm on freezing mornings. Hard working machine it is!

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