Category Archives: Garden

Photo Friday: In the Garden

Last week I partook of ‘feel good’ Tryptophan and Phenylethylalanine via (way too much – is there such a thing?) dark chocolate. This week I’ve added Endorphins* to my arsenal to dispel the gloomy funk set in after weeks of anxiety. And what better way to get exercise than pottering in my garden in an…

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Photo Friday: Roses for Remembrance.

It’s spring. Already the native bees are swarming, the blue tongues are ferreting in the grass, the birds are nesting and the butterflies and dragonflies are flitting about. The smell of freshly turned earth and mown grass wafts through the back door and soothes the worries of the week. A heady perfume follows on the…

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The Aftermath of a Long, Hot Summer.

It’s Easter long weekend. It’s not over thirty degrees Celcius. And I’m free (and healthy enough) to potter in my beloved garden. It’s the first time I’ve had a hope of achieving something useful in the garden for months, without collapsing, getting sunburned or jar my knees digging in the hard-baked soil. Today’s mission was a full garden assessment…

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Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens

How can I condense all my favourite things into just a few posts over one month? And how do I choose which ones to include? I decided to listen to the words of Maria in The Sound of Music. My first post for the Steampunk Hands Around the World:  Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens…

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Discovering My Green Thumb is lost in the Aether.

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about my garden – complete with an accompanying photo. I scheduled it to post automatically this morning.  I trusted WordPress to deliver said post promptly, then crosspost it to the varying social media according to the promise of the attached apps. I then busied myself at a costume workshop,…

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New Beginnings

We have had record summer rains here in South Australia – a welcome relief after a week of bush fires. Officially we have had 45mm so far this month. At home, I have recorded almost sixty millimetres in our front yard. Twenty-eight millimetres on the first day alone! Sadly, some of my friends get depressed with…

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Welcome to 2015!

(edited version – this is what happens when I am too organised, then can’t access computer due to events…) Welcome to 2015. I hope you all had a joyous (and safe) time. We had a ball on New Year’s Eve, seeing in the new year with friends  and family. On Thursday we saw the last…

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