Tis 5.07 PM and I just took these images of the westerly sunlight shining through our lounge room window. The colored glass fisherman floats remind me of the sea, and as the light reflects off the crystal drops, colored light is scattered around the room, dancing on various surfaces. It's lovely this time of the day, although it can get too hot at times. The ferns here thrive however, as does the rosary vine. As you can see , the hanger was quick to make up.
30 December 2016
There aren't many growing in the garden at the time. Appreciate the few that have bloomed and continue to give pleasure indoors, propped in some old glass bottles.
Slow humid days in Melbourne.
Took a trip to the village shopping centre, which is very sleepy at this time of the year.
Shopped for a few staples at the discount store.
Brown paper bags, cheesecloth and a couple of bundles of rope for my wind battered washing line!
Also, I'll use some to conjure up a plant hanger for the rosemary vine in the lounge room.
Posted by andrea at 13:35
29 December 2016
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Edwin came home with an armful of these miracles of nature.
Picked from a garden of a member of the family. I added a few more from my own garden to fill out the display a little.
To achieve a long lasting display, I crushed the woody stems, cooked the lower 10th of each stem in boiling water for a few seconds, and then plunged them into a galvanized bucket filled with water - adding a few more from my own garden to fill out the display a little.
A delight to the senses.
The search for a plant has begun!
Posted by andrea at 17:53
29 October 2016
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sans the energy guzzling clothes dryer, my ad hoc line that i've been using for the last ten years at this property is my preferred method of drying the washing. I don't have to explain why.
October, and the garden is in full bloom . The lilacs scent are heavenly, not only to us, but also the insects. The bees in particular, who seem to get drunk on the sweet scent .
Posted by andrea at 10:31