Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Day



Some of the lovely blooms I saw in a garden I recently visited


The garden arch and bridge


which led to a pond

Lovely ferns


Everything still had a use

There was always something interesting to see

and some carving done out of a tree stump





There was lots of creative efforts hung around


Even an old shoe comes in handy


and I saw this lovely car which was being used for a bridal party

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

That's all for now,

Nessie

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

A view from Princes Bridge over the Yarra River looking towards Southbank.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas filled with joy and happiness.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas in Melbourne City

When visiting Melbourne City I went and saw the Lego Christmas tree that had been erected in Federation Square

Whilst in Australia Father Christmas knows he must have a surf board!

it was a lovely display

adults and children alike enjoyed themselves

and a perfect sunny Melbourne weather day

Melbourne has some lovely arcades

and their decorations do not disappoint

I just loved this gingerbread man display in one of the shop's windows.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Finished for Christmas

Last Christmas I received a kit which contained all the necessities to make the above Christmas ornaments.  I am very happy to have them as an addition to our Christmas tree.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A lovely morning in the City of Melbourne

Lovely blooms on the jacaranda trees I saw walking through Parliament Gardens on a lovely sunny day in the City of Melbourne

This is a Memorial Statue of Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Gladys Nicholls, well respected Aboriginal leaders.  Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls was also served as Governor of South Australia


Another view of the lovely walk through Parliament Gardens

Above and below are some of the lovely flower beds on display in Melbourne


There were a lot of students around having their photos taken with their degrees.  The flowers were a lovely background for them.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Monday, November 30, 2015

A walk in the park

Of late I have been taking the opportunity of doing a lot more walking an activity I really enjoy.

This park is near to where I live.

There are many walking paths to explore.


It is lovely to see the grass is still green from the rainfalls we have had of late.

It is a great area for walking and a lot of people take advantage of the good walking paths.

Cricket is once again being played and enjoyed.

There is different kinds of birdlife around where the water is.

It is always nice to see the white duck amongst  the other ducks.  In the picture the white duck  has taken a liking to standing on one leg.


Two ducks taking a rest on an object submerged in the waterway.

The path on the way back to the car.


Passing the trotting training track I was in time to see one of the trotters going around the track.

Although it was a grey day and not much sun shining  the temperature was warm and it was enjoyable for walking.

That's all for now,

Nessie