Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day

Today is Australia Day. It is a day when people celebrate by spending time with friends and relatives and enjoying barbecues etc. We went to Yarra Glen a little tourist township which has a lot of cafes, gift and antique shops. We enjoyed a nice afternoon tea there.
I made a blue (Aussie slang for mistake) in forgetting to take my camera with me so no pictures of today. Instead I have uploaded a couple of pictures of my Kangaroo Paws plants. You can see why they are called Kangaroo Paws as when the flowers open they look like paws.
Until next time,

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First post for 2011

Queensland and Victoria have suffered terrible floods and there have also been some in New South Wales and Tasmania. These are some healing heart blocks waiting to be stitched. They will be a contribution to making quilts for the ones who have lost so much as a result. My thoughts are with those who have suffered.
Looking around our garden I noticed that our gardenia bushes covered in flowers. They have done well this year and the perfume is an extra bonus.

This geranium is a favourite of mine. It always has plenty of blooms.
That's all for now,
P.S Thanks Vickie for reminding me what year it is!