My blog posts seem to be getting further and further apart these days. However I am now back from another sojourn, with some pics to share.
There were some new arrivals this visit, deer in the farm paddock next door. It was so exciting to see something different having never seen deer in real life.
It took a a while to get photos, and these are as close as I got.
|Main picture deer near carports inside our property.. top left cattle.. bottom left deer in paddock centre: deer in orchard bottom right: deer moving along fence|
The cattle like to get in the act and watch what is going on.
I did enjoy my stay, but it entailed quite a bit of housework. Himself is having trouble with his hip and is in a lot of pain so has not been able to cope with the cleaning, particularly anything that is low down. By the time I left it was good to see my lovely house all spic and span again.
I didn't feel the cold up there because we had a fire every night. Not much flowering in the garden, although I did get some pics of what is there.
The bromelaids are almost finished but what was there was striking. There are also weeds which are on the bottom right and left. The yellow daisies are almost finished but managed to capture one lonely flower that was left. I do love the red and pink crucifix orchids. The white daisy has wonderful blue spots in the centre.
I have managed to finish off my botanica. It now has a backing and hanging sleeve and is ready for the quilt show in September. I have made a collage with some close-ups
Of course a post about serenity is not done unless there is something about the wallabies. There are new babies, one just out of the pouch and others on the way. There is also a new baby rabbit, which sadly was taken by a hawk the day after I took the photo...that is nature for you.
The baby rabbit is in the photo with the mummy in the centre bottom pic. The main pic has "shorty" who we think is the dad of quite a few of the babies relaxing while mum supervises the newest joey out of the pouch.
I did manage to have a couple of sewing days with my friend, but will keep the results for my next post.
bye for now, happy stitching.