17 October 2011

....and among the flotsam, I found Dickens.......

... a beautiful old book by my favorite author 'Charles Dickens'
- David Copperfield....found for a song at my local thrift shop.
I have plans to crochet a rug made from these old fabric remnants,
sheets and doona covers, my inspiration coming from the latest Jeanne D'Arc Living Magazine,
sent from Angela Osment  at Simple Things Small Joys....
she wraps the magazine so beautifully in paper and ribbon,
each time I receive it  is like a special present arriving.

8 October 2011

Whale spotting on the Mornington Peninsula

School hols at the moment, so, we all went for a hike with our cousins
along the Mornington Peninsula from  Cape Schanck Lighthouse  to Elephant Rock - 
a two and a half hour walk return.  
I had learn't that it is migrating season for the whales at this time of the year ,
but I wasn't expecting to see any . ...that is until our little observant cousin, 
to my children, spotted a mother whale and her calf in the cove below, 
swimming alongside each other, the signature water spout observed every 
so often on close observation.  This was undoubtedly the highlight of our day.  
Our guess is that is was a humpback, but we can't be sure. 
What an incredible day, and so fortunate to see a whale and her calf , swimming playfully without a care, 
 in the deep blue waters of the Bass Strait.