Sunday, February 12, 2017

.. Excited .... 2017-2-12 ...

.....   YES ..... I'm excited about my photo .......

..   I'm very happy with how this photo turned out .......it is one I took last year of some of the plum blossoms on our tree....  I had it enlarged, laminated and framed....   It is hanging over my Fridge and freezer in the dining room ......      I love it .....  so do Hubby and Mum ....

..this is a view from further away .....    I'm excited to see it framed on the wall ...



 


...the sorting of my digital photos is coming along really well....   I'm well over half way through them now ...






                                   ..  this is a Hover Fly ......  I get a lot of these in my garden........



..                       ..  a lovey, single Geranium flower  ..................



                                                            .......  Tree Begonia flower buds ..............




                         .........  I love how the bark on this tree shreds and curls......  





............  found these little grasshoppers on my 4 o'clock plant...   they were so tiny ........




 ...............  Do you like my Cleopatra..... I always thought she wore more clothes than this .........


..  a neighbour in the units next door is feeding the Currawongs...   this one was having a lovely treat .....




....  have a great day .......   Barb  xxxx












Monday, February 6, 2017

..Roller Coaster Ride....

..  Roller coaster  ride ......


.... hubby decided to go off his pain medications..  just stop, just like that ...
in less than 12 hours he became a very agitated, stressed out person.
 He wanted to be off the meds quickly so he would be able to drive our car and not rely on our daughter to take us where we needed to go.
We were able to get him to quickly see his doctor who was able to convince him to stay on the pain meds and reduce them gradually...   they worked out a schedule for this and hubby is going fine now.... which is good.
We are only dealing with the normal roller coaster moods from his Aspergers/ Bi-polar now .. ....
Thank The Good Lord.


OKAY .....

Back to sharing the nice things now ......

                                       



       ....  our Breakfast corner with it's new Coffee sign ....  Coffee and Toast, anyone .....


.... I turned my photo board into a Memorial to Kyton using some of our favourite pics .....


.. I loved this small Hydrangea flower in our garden......    so sweet...



..  I've started back colouring and doing some hand crafts....   good to be doing things again after the Christmas rush ...



What I have started to do is go through the last 3 years of (almost) daily photos that I have taken for the Photo pages I belong to, and put them into categories.
My brother wanted as many photos of Mum for the slide show he did for her party.....then we wanted photos of Kyton put into a single folder so we could do our little memorial of him.
So far I have categories for ... Food, Flies, Spiders,  Trees, Flowers Mum and Kyton...... with more to come...
It's nice to see the daily folders getting emptier as I go through them  ...  some are empty and deleted...   ..  whoo hooo... happy....  xxx


                                ...  I did this one last week ......   I love Owls .......




.... just a couple of flowers from my sister's garden .................  so delicate, I love them .........



..  I hope I don't upset anybody with this photo, but I was excited to photograph this striped fly .... have never seen one like it before......   I like bug and insect photos .....  


 I'm going now and will see you all soon ..........   Barb   xxxxxxx

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mum's birthday party and the garden.. 2017-01-15 ..

..   I have been very busy in the garden for the last 2 weeks.......  it is now looking nice and tidy....

                                         ... me photographing the peace lilies and ferns.....

                                                ...  space between to Bromeliads now .....

               ...   hubby whipper snipped all the weeds and put the blower on the path......

                 ..  nothing fantastic about my garden...  but neat and tidy feels good....

                                 ..  May bush hedge and my Bonsais on the verandah wall..  

 the whole garden was a disaster after hubby and I were in hospital and the heat wave we were and still are having in Sydney.....  Hubby still can't do any heavy work ... but he does what he can...
it was all done before Mum's party yesterday....   we were so pleased with our efforts...

                                          ..............................................................................

 Mum's big Party was a great success...

..she didn't want a catered party.. in fact, she didn't want a party at all....  but we talked her into it because she was turning 100.......
..  She said last night that it was a wonderful day and she enjoyed every minute of it ....we are all so happy for her .. xxx

                       ...  the gorgeous cake her great grand daughter decorated for her....

                                         ...my hubby reading out a Blessing from the Pope..  

                                            ..  and a message from the Queen.........

There were other congratulation  messages from our Prime minister and Premier , the Governor General and our local members of Parliment....   xxxxx

                                                     ..  Mum cutting the cake ...

                                                  ...  I like this photo of Mum....



..  we had asked everyone to bring 1 stem of silk flowers for Mum  .....and this is what she received  ....a beautiful bouquet of flowers...  each flower has the person's name on it so Mum will know who gave it to her.....  Mum loves the display they make   .... xxx.

.. have a good day everyone.....
... ..Barb  xxxxx

Sunday, January 1, 2017

.. Happy 1st of January 2017......



  Hello everyone....

 ...We are looking forward to a great 2017....   starting with Mum's party on the 14th January.....

I will be taking plenty of photos to share this day with you all..  xxxx


Our family gave us a wonderful Christmas full of beautiful food and lots of happy smiles....

Mary drove us to our friend's place on Christmas Day ..



..  wonderful food, happy pets and a Virtual Reality  game machine meant a great time for all. This is hubby going on the roller coaster ride...  xxxxx

On Boxing Day, our daughter Mary's family came and surprised her, and us, with a complete Christmas Lunch ..  it was wonderful..  xxx




..this is our daughter Mary and her husband and family...and Mum ...
It was the best surprise ever..   they are all wonderful.. xxxx


then on the 27th.. my brothers came with a lovely lunch to share with Mum and us....



...then..  on the 28th our daughter Sue and her daughter Elizabeth  came for lunch.....  this was the last of the Christmas food .....

 a wonderful special Christmas with our family and friends......


I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas ...  and I'm sending the very best of wishes for a fabulous 2017..  to all..  xxxxx


...  Barb  xxxxx

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

.. Merry Christmas.... see you in 2017 .. xxx

..   Hello everyone   ....


 Hubby will be home from hospital on Christmas Eve and he will be on crutches he has been given no indication when he can drive again.......

  My big news is that I was rushed to hospital last Wednesday and after a long round of tests, it was decided that my Gall Bladder was infected and I had stones... so it needed to be removed..  this was done on Sunday and I came home yesterday... Tuesday 20th.

My daughter Mary moved in to look after Mum and has no intention of leaving until I can manage things on my own again.....   Isn't she wonderful ...Mum is enjoying Mary's company xx

My brother Franc and brother in law Steve have been great taking Mum to Drs appointments... she had a skin cancer cut off her top lip last Friday and will get the stitches out this Friday.....  it's a good thing done..  We want it healed before her party .

Mary is taking us to our friends place for Christmas lunch,,   will be wonderful,,  xxxx

wishing you all a merry Christmas and a wonderful 2017.....
... love ...  Barb   xxxxxxx






Sunday, December 11, 2016

... Around the House.. 2016-12-11 ...

..  first up.....  Hubby Update  .....   he is doing well with his physio and will probably be home for Christmas......
....  he is pleased with his progress  .....


I bought a new kettle because the hot water dispenser was recalled ..   they all had a potential fault that could cause a fire.......   I love my new tilting kettle .....




I trimmed the plumbago hedge today..  I think it will be a while before Hubby will be able to do it  ....




I was using the long handled cutters ......

...and this little fellow jumped onto them... lucky I saw him xxx



...   some white begonia flowers     .....


...  Kyton hunting in the garden  .....

.... His own personal doorway  .....



''  a lovely little grouping by Mother Nature ....  on the nature strip outside my house ...


....   Mum's hydrangeas.....



... our Choko vine taking over the house  .....

.....  a study in RED.....

..  I'll leave you with a lovely little creeper that is invading my pot plants......


....  have a good day ......
...   Barb  xxxxxxx