Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Our weather!

Last evening I saw the moon in the clear sky

A closer view

This morning we awoke to all the fog

which eventually cleared into a very warm summer's day of 35c.

In the afternoon a storm developed and the temperature dropped to 24c

and there was some welcome rain  for our garden.

Of course the sun returned and the humidity rose and of course the temperature was again 35c.
It is quite typical of our Melbourne weather that we have more than one season in a day!
Another very hot day tomorrow with the promise from the weather bureau that some cooler weather will be coming for us to enjoy!

That's all for now,


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Greetings

                  Wishing you the wonder and joy that only Christmas brings, Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

A pleasant day in Melbourne

       A couple of weeks ago I went to the City of Melbourne and walked around the garden areas.
                                                The weather was a pleasant mid 20c day. 
It was nice to see the fountain working.  Not so long ago because of the bad drought none of the fountains were cascading water.

                                                 A couple of the lovely flowers in bloom
The grass was still very green from the rains we have had.  It will not be long before they begin to yellow a little.
                             The Royal Botanical Gardens has many areas of different plants

like this bird's next

and tree fern
                                                                     a hut to rest a while
                                   I wandered around the path surrounded by the tall bamboo.
                  There were lots of people also enjoying the gardens on such a lovely sunny day.
                                            The trees were showing off their lovely blooms

and these Canna Lilies were lovely too.

                                       It was a perfect day for enjoying a ride in the gondola
I eventually reached the Tea Rooms where I met up with my friends for a Christmas break up lunch.

A view of Government House from the Botanical Gardens.
I always enjoy my visits to the Royal Botanical Gardens, there is much more to see there.
That's all for now,

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Spring flowers

The above are only a few of the lovely spring flowers around my area.  Spring is nearly finished and we are now heading into summer.   I just hope it is not too hot and we get some good rainfalls.

That's all for now,


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

Some of the poppies I knitted for the display at Federation Square, Melbourne Victoria.  Well over 50,000 poppies were made as a Remembrance and Tribute Day by the community.

Lest we forget.


Friday, October 31, 2014

The quilt top at last!

I am happy that I have at last put this quilt top together.  I started making the blocks many years ago.  It is a Debbie Mumm pattern called Friendship Hearts.  All the blocks have been stitched by hand.  I machined stitched the sashing and borders.  It was fun taking the photo as it was a windy day!

That's all for now.