Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Autumn

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons

As well as the weather cooling down after our usual hot summer

there is plenty of colour around

The wattle trees are starting to bloom again

as well as the flowering gums


and the bird life enjoying the extra water lying around after the rain we have had.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter

It has become a tradition that I make hot cross buns and raisin bread every year at Easter time and this year was no exception.

I also made these sweet treats for Easter Sunday and they were very popular with my family.

It is Autumn here in Victoria, Australia and the trees are beginning to show their pretty colours



My walks are more enjoyable since the hot Summer weather has ceased and the lovely warm Autumn weather has begun.

Happy Easter

That's all for now,

Nessie

Monday, January 23, 2017

Art in the local park

When walking in one of our local parks this art work always stands out.

Cockatoos

Kookaburras

Frogs

Fish


and Galahs

That's all for now,

Nessie

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

A view of one of the lovely areas in the Royal Botanical Gardens

The spring rain made everything so green

One of the lovely treed lined streets

I wish everyone a peaceful and happy new year.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas time

The Christmas Tree in the City of Melbourne

Looking through to Santa's house in Melbourne

Near Santa's house


Some of the wool bombing which added to the Christmas festivities


Tree decoration at Federation Square
The large Christmas bauble was to look at and not to climb

A Christmas light

and a Christmas star

Street decoration in Bourke Street, Melbourne

Some colour to add to the season


A pleasant way to get around the City of Melbourne to see the sights.

Our local council's Christmas Nativity display

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas

That's all for now,

Nessie

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Last day of November

I am still enjoying my daily walks

There are always some interesting animals to see

Cricket time again and as always the grounds are well looked after, especially the pitch.

The spring rains have been good and the flowers have been magnificent


The birds have been lovely to see

especially all the families around this time of the year

This family is growing up fast

and sometimes it is best to keep close to Mum!

I have really enjoyed this spring and all the rainfall.  The weather has been milder than in previous years with more rain and lots of nice sunshine.

It will not be long before our very hot weather comes.

That's all for now,

Nessie

Monday, October 31, 2016

Spring continues

We have had lots of Spring rainfalls this year and everything looks so green and the plants are flowering well.

I saw this circle of daisies during one of my walks


On a drive I saw this  view of the Yarra Valley

and this avenue of trees

There are a lot of families like this one at this time of the year

When trying to take a picture of this family

these three horses decided to get into the picture too!

It is lovely to see all the green grass around this time of the year.  It will not be long before our hot weather begins and the grass dries out and is a yellow colour.

That's all for now,

Nessie