|Little Aussie, 2015|
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY, Dear Readers
I knew I was back in Australia when:
- The washing dried on the outside clothes line in a fraction of the time it takes in a tumble dryer - costs no $$$$, and no harm to the environment..
- I met a little brown snake (deadly) on my daily walk, just glanced down in time as I went round a bend in the path...walking quickly so body in motion I did an arty sideways leap and forward jump to safety. Can't imagine doing that when I am 80...
- The lorikeets were back on day one, insisting on their daily seed - wonder where they go when we are away?
- The garden greenery has grown by half a metre in under a month...
- There are very few flowers...
- And when a rose opens, it shrivels in a day unless cut and put in a vase..
- A cup of tea cools you down, rather than warms you up..
- We are eating salad most days because it is too hot to be bothered..
I think that about covers it.
|Bought these at the Museum Christmas tree display in Ottawa - $5 set. Love them.|
For the first time in 14 years, our little hydrangea has produced blue blooms...
Always been pink until now...
I enjoy the unexplained change...
|Tree-loppers attack our giant fig|
|Forced to buy a few cheap blooms to keep things bright|
As we travelled home from Canada, the saddest thing happened.
We lost one of our Sewing Sisters, the lovely Rosie, after a long illness.
We have met every month for over ten years, and she was the loveliest girl, talented and full of laughter and fun.
She made me this block for my French-themed quilt, so clever and so pretty..
She made each of us a pair of these earrings..
Can you tell what the base is?
And she made me this pretty paper angel one Christmas.
Rest in peace with the angels, Dear Rosie.
We miss you so much...