When I mentioned wallabies to Luiz (who I am sure by now every knows for his stunning embroideries), he asked me if they were small marsupials so I decided when I was away I would make sure to get photos of them so I could show them on my blog.
They did not disappoint me and we had quite a few coming in for a feed, and to sample the lush green grass round the house. While they were there they also pruned the roses and geraniums for me as well.....saved me getting pricked all the time with the rose thorns.
So Luiz here are the small marsupials...
|This is "shorty" who used to be short having a sleep in the shade near the back door waiting for next feed|
|This baby looks like a giant rat but it is a baby wallaby "at foot" which means out of the pouch but still with the mother.|
|Mum and baby|
|Almost ready to come out of the pouch permanently|
The garden was quite overgrown, and with all the rain everything has been producing...not only the wallabies.
A pumpkin plant came up while I was there at Xmas, and this is what it has produced. There are 3 this size, plus others at various stages and sizes....lots of pumpkin soup there.
|This is not the largest. The one I bought home is 32cm across the top|
The Monsterea has also decided to produce for the first time, as well as the custard apple tree. I have bought back lovely big limes and lemons for my friends as well.
|The unusual flower with the fruit forming. The other ripening fruit are in the background.|
There were flowers on the Azalea bush, with the warm weather it must have thought spring had arrived and the dahlias are putting on a great show. The proteas are almost done, but have been flowering for some time
|The dahlias look wonderful grouped in a vase they add sunshine to a room|
|Pretty protea they are such regal flowers|
|The Azaleas are getting autumn mixed up with spring|
Of course with all this lush growth brings the weeds so there was a lot of cleaning up of the gardens to do. I think the thought of it has been too daunting for "himself" on his own, but with the two of us we were able to make short work of a lot of it.
|Just one l pile of rubbish that we cleared from one area of garden. Himself has some fun ahead of him burning off the great pile of garden refuse once it dries. Thankfully he has a big incinerator and a safe area to burn|
I could not resist taking the next two photos one of fungi growing on the trunk of the palm tree, and the other a twig of seed pods from the same tree They were so interesting.
|Barred chain could be used to depict this|
Apart from a small amount of stitching I occupied myself with reading and resting, and also with extra cleaning in the house, and getting most of it ship shape again...the windows are clean, the patios are not covered in little bird messages, the furniture is polished and the cobwebs are gone. There are so many little jobs that men don't realise have to be done aren't there no matter how hard they try.
So there was my trip away...interspersed with doing eye drops, blood testing for warfarin and blood sugars, and of course cooking meals to keep us sustained. I also managed to watch some tv, although in an out of ratings period good programmes were pretty sparse.
Now I have to get used to being on my own again... the worst part is turning to speak to another person and finding they are not there
Sorry this is so long, had to strike while the iron was hot...have more catching up with stitching to do today. My eyes continue to improve each day. It is hard to believe that it will be 4 weeks on Tuesday since I had my second eye done. I am so pleased with the results. No more looking through vaseline.