Welcome all to my first post for the new year of 2013. I can remember when I was younger thinking the year 2000 was unattainable but here were are 13 years after that and still around.
I spent a month away at the farm on some R and R. Had been getting over a chest cold, so it was nice to get some fresh country air.
The lovely birds all came to visit, they love the birdbath. I miss all my lovely coloured friends.
|blue wren and honeyeater|
|Pink and grey Galahs|
|Double bar finches look like little owls|
Then there were the wallabies. In the morning we had an influx for breakfast, and a mother even bought in her joey. Shorty the resident wallaby always makes himself at home too.
I laugh every time I see the wallabies sitting on their tails. They look like old men waiting for someone to have a chat with. I think they must feel very safe there because they dont run away so quickly when they see us.
Sunrise in the country is always lovely. I was up early enough to catch this. The sun was actually bright red but did not come out as such in the photo.
Not many flowers were blooming but I I took this crepe myrtle after an early morning shower. When I was little we had one of these shrubs in our yard and I thought the flowers were fairy dresses.
We were given this plant which we were told was a racehorse tree because it grew so fast. Over the years it never flowered though, but this year it has so had to get a photo. It has grown into a large tree, and will be wonderful for shade as its boughs spread.
My stephanotis and the day lillies also put on a show for my visit
|The stephanotis is a flower that brides had in their bouquets "in the olden days", and the men wore them in their buttonholes.|
|The day Lillies were stunning and gave a lovely show|
I have yearned to return to the farm since I moved here, but I think this visit has changed my mind. There is just too much work to keep it up to standard for people our age......and the spiders are still there. I did my best to do a few chores, and try to do some tidying in the garden, but old age has caught up. Unfortunately "himself" is a stubborn old mule and wont sell and move to somewhere smaller. He is 80 this year and thinks he is 50......
Had another scare with my heart and ended up in emergency the night before I was due to leave for "the farm". My heart was racing at 150bpm so it was pretty scary. The cardiologist said the sinus node in my heart is detiorating and has put me onto new medication. I am feeling ok, but the extreme heat conditions we are having is making me feel tired.
My cough has not completely gone either, so am a bit of an old wreck. One thing I have always found though is there is always someone worse off than yourself.
The poor people who have been affected by the dreadful fires raging in the country are the ones who are really in need.
Sorry folks that this is so long. Will try to be better this year and post more regularly.
Hope 2013 is a wonderful year for all my friends and new visitors to my blog.