Some say it’s Spring

The weather across the country has been unusual to say the least – and maybe I’ll leave it at that.  🙂  However, despite it all, my friend’s garden that I work in, is putting on it’s Spring face and on the rare still warm evenings, the perfume is delicious.

When I’ve not been in the garden, I’ve been mostly sorting through my household items, deciding which to keep, which to sell, and which to give away to friends.  It’s been an interesting process, and not as difficult overall as I’d expected. There have been planned and unplanned expenses on the van, and I’m not as advanced in my interior fit-out as I’d have liked, but at least the mechanical side of things is being dealt with.  Next month I’m planning on some little trips away – if the weather settles down that is!

Hopping in

There are many many hoppers in the garden at present, and I took a little time to get to know one…….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.”
Rumi

The Harvest

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI gathered the final pumpkins from the garden a few days ago, a little earlier than I’d have liked, but it was a question of getting them in before the rodents ate them!  This lot should last me six months anyway as this variety – a type of Queensland Blue – is a good keeper.  And it keeps my arm muscles strong – cutting into these hard skins is not for the faint-hearted!  It’s a busy busy time in the garden, pulling out the last of the summer crops, and putting in the next ones – garlic, onions, brassicas so far, with more to go in soon, including peas peas and more peas 🙂

Nights are cooler so it’s collection time for firewood – I’d prefer to do it during the summer but the danger of snakes is too high for me then.  Living the simple life is lovely, but golly there’s often not too many moments to savour it, especially at the change of seasons.

Taking a couple of days off though, for some R&R, and have vehicle maintenance done.  See you later 🙂

Lookin’ out my back door

From sunrise today to sundown, looking out my back door.  Yes, I know, I’m pretty lucky 🙂

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA gorgeous sunrise, but boy, it was chilly nonetheless.  A taste of what is to come…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy merry band of followers…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe morning mist shrouds the northern paddocks.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur little ray of sunshine 🙂

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd pretty clouds sail across the sky.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACats like to look down on their ‘owners’…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShe – who must be obeyed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADecorating the fence post.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe windmill.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKeeping me company in the garden.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASunchokes about the kiss the sun.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd finally, tonight just before sundown, as I walked out the back door to turn off a garden tap, this is what I saw.

A good excuse to listen to some more Creedence 🙂