Walk and Enjoy

Walk and Enjoy
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Just a quick hello

A quick update with what has been happening in my garden in the last couple of weeks. We have been blessed with continuous rain and the garden is blissfully rewarding us with so much produce. Summer crops have been replaced with cooler weather veggies. I have a stack of books lined up which I planned to read, fortunately I'm about to start my third. I'm trying to spend less time on the web and more on getting my hands dirty. But I can't let a good photo-moment get away as I go my merry way.  Below are some of the shots I have handy. 

Thank you dear friends for visiting and leaving your kind and sweet comments. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead.  

Citrus or orchard butterfly sheltering under the pergola.

Roses in abundance

There are things in life which are hard to live without, tea, flowers and books are a few of them.

I'm happy picking and filling my basket with these goodies.

Pale-pink rose, snapped of its branch looking radiant against the tradescantia and catmint.

Our driveway is lined with these yellow daisies.

Surprise-surprise this foxglove continues to delight

I believe that in every drop of rain, out comes a beautiful bloom.

Hubby celebrated his birthday, and I was inspired to decorate this store-bought sponge gateau choc cake.

Since he was tiny, this blue tongue lizard has been a constant visitor to our property

Mandevilla or commonly called sun parasol, is a climber which trails along the deck. Perfect for spiders to create their little homes.

Australia has variety of native flowering plants, and this Grevillea Superb is one of them. Native parrots and birds alike feed on their nectar.

This Calamondin is teeming with little round golden fruits, I picked some before they all fall to the ground as they can get water logged.

An Emperor mandarin, plump, sweet and juicy. Prolific yet susceptible to fruit flies. We are lucky to yield a dozen a year.

Can't help but be happy, as I keep watching of these apple trees, fecund and abundant with fruit for my tart tatin recipe. 

Red Shahtoot mulberry- might look a little hairy and creepy but its sweetness tops every berry in the scenery.

I've searched and searched from far and near and at long last I found the perfect Vintage French Roses Toile fabric to re-cover my gold leaf-plated lamp.

And as always, my hands are full and preoccupied but I dare not forget my love of flowers and share them with friends whenever possible.

Well, my friends I'm signing off for now, as I go and search for that next book. But I will be back soon to update you with what's happening in my nook.

Thanks to these party people: Terri of tea time Tuesday http://artfulaffirmations.blogpsot.com
Martha http://marthasfavorites.com
Sandi http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com

Thursday, 6 March 2014

A good rainfall on 1st day of Fall

I would like to say thank you friends for your birthday wishes and sweet comments. I was so touched by your kindness and thoughts. I am truly grateful for your friendship. Although we are miles away, your friendship seems close to me.

We are truly delighted for a good amount of rainfall in the last few days. And the forecast is even getting better, as more rain is heading our way, which means cooler weather and a greener, happier garden. Listening to the pitter-pattering sound of the rain, mindful of my fingers while peeling, coring and chopping some of our home-grown fruit and vegie as I prepared them for pickling and preserving, I can't wipe the smile off my face as I was full of anticipation to see the end-result of my hard work. I don't know about you, but I find this process therapeutic and relaxing.
Hope you are all enjoying some good weather.  Thank you for stopping by.

I will be joining;
I'm joining Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Martha of Martha's Favorites http://marthasfavorites.com
Terri of Tea time Tuesday http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog

I took photos of our table grapes when they were still brimming with sweetness and blushed with the darkness of anti-oxidants. Heard it through the grapevine; friends and family came by and took their fair-share - a bucketful each day before it all got eaten by feathered friends.

Myriad recipes come to mind, when I realised a basketful of apples were picked from our yard.

Somehow pleased with myself.

Everything looks happy except this little doggie

Everywhere I looked I see lush greenery

The birds are happy to see this bath not empty, as the rain fills it up each day

This dovecote is useful to all creepy-critters and crawlies

Time to recline and enjoy some down time.

One of my market finds, love the rose scented candle made by a lady who lives up the coast

A blue H&K Tunstall vase, purchased from a junk shop, filled with Mr Lincoln and Tropical sunset flushes.

Thought I'd use this Wedgewood tea tin as a vase. Trying to be creative? Maybe not.