Tuesday, 31 January 2012

In my world or should I say our world

At the old folks social club where I volunteer we had a birthday party yesterday for all the people whose birthday is in January. We had a sing a long and one of the folks played an accordion a fun time was had by all.

One of the ladies made these origami flowers.

Our World Tuesday hve a peek at our world

Monday, 30 January 2012


In the garden
·       Repotted Strawberry (Sarian) plants, and planted some more Strawberry seeds (Florian).
·       Potted on "Tidy tips" put some in the ground some outside and the rest in small pots in the kitchen.
·       Planted some Aster seeds.
·       Repotted Asparagus peas into little pots in the kitchen

Finding crafts for boys who are over 10 is not an easy thing to do, so when I saw this craft I had to share.
the instructions are here

For me I like the look of this a bit like a mosaic

This lovely idea is from here

   This morning told me he has no more socks to wear in his sock drawer are a lot of lone socks I found this Idea here I am going to make one of these useful and colorful.
What to do with a shower curtain which is new but I don't like because the print is upside down.

A photo every day from my back door looking west

Friday, 27 January 2012

Two post Friday but it is worth it

An Afternoons walk with Sean in between the raindrops there is a nature reseve next to the kibbutz they built a pond to encourage water birds to the area.One of the roads  borders the nature reserve it is a enjoyable walk.

 Past the pond there is a fenced off area where there are deer,today we were lucky to see one close to the fence.

 We slowly walked towards him I told Sean to be very quiet

 I thought he was going to run away.

 He stopped looked down at Sean

Sean just sat still as a statue I was able to get really close

 He just stopped by Sean

 He came closer to us I looked down at Sean is he pretending to sleep?

A walk with Sean in between the raindrops.

Sky watch Friday and a little bit of this and that to end the week.

Sky watch Friday as you can see its a little bit cloudy and a little bit clear a lovely day.

A photo every day from my back door looking west.

Bringing the west a little bit closer.
   The clouds came over the mountain now the wind is howling and its pouring down with rain so here is another photo looking west.

Have a lovely weekend tomorrow is a no computer or tv saturday.
Mucking about with some photographs as one does when there is housework to do.

We are having some weather today look at it now.Another photo every day from my back door looking west
 Mr Blue Sky

 Strange things are happening in the garden, what is this vegetable?

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Australia Day 2012:

A Happy Australia Day

" 'Ave a good one, mate."
To all you Australians and any one one who feels Australian today.

My Country

- Dorothea Mackellar
The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft, dim skies -
I know but I cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of rugged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding plains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!
The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold rush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.
Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die -
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.
Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back three-fold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze ...
A opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

I have a little book of bush poetry this is one of my favorites.

 Another bucket of potatoes  reminder to myself put more holes in bucket.

But not bad for a few peelings, these we will eat tonight.

 A photo every day from my back door looking west.

 The flowers are loving all this cool wet weather.

I had a walk and found some Australian natives."G'day"

Join me at Thankful Thursday tell us what your thankful of

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

I said I was tidying some photos here

are a couple I didn't know about.

More to follow I am sure, love the look Sean.

This one is a bit blurred but you can see the cool.

Another one I would love to find out who takes these photos.

 A photo every day from my back door looking west

Ducks in the bird sanctuary having a siesta

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

A walk around the vegetable garden in my world

Sweet peas from Diane

parsley bed loves the rain

chedder cheese cauliflowers

Potato peeling buckets looks like I will have to empty one

The person that gave me this seed only told me its cauliflower there are 3 shades of pink and there is one that also has white leaves.
New Zealand spinach growing well loves this weather.

multicoloured carrots not long to go

One of my raised beds that was a cupboard has purple sprouting our season is later then in the Britain because it was too hot up untill October/ November.

Eggplant is still alive , in the spring I will prune it add some compost and see what happens.

Out of all the Pea seeds I planted this is the only one that germinated then the cat dug it up ,I replanted it and it has started to flower.
Onions not that many using them for the shoots only.

More potato peelings this time grown in leaves.

Asparagus pea seems to grow very slowly.

My seed beds sticks to stop Sheleg (cat) digging up

Mixed salad leaves are finding their way into a lot of meals.
 I also use just the leaves on the Garlic.

 Purple brocolli.

 Yet more potato peeling this time in the ground.

Broad beans I must admit George I love Eating them on their own with Cooked with butter and blackpepper and sometimes with gammon and new potatoes but here is a great web site for recipes.
there are a few more vegetables that have just startd to grow Beetroots, Carrots

Things you learn along by way did you know that hair was good for tomatoes?
have a look here "Sean, I want to brush your hair";)

A photo every day from my back door looking west