Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Peacocks and Spring

Spring is here in Australia and it is beautiful.....
Not too hot, not too cold......perfect weather, just the way I like it.....

      .... this is my Spring photo.......I've framed this and hung it in my dining room.......

                   ....Kyton enjoying the Spring sunshine................

                       .....some pretty Chrysanthemums .......

........................and some Kalanchoe flowers.............

             ............ a wind ruffled Peacock at the Japanese Gardens ...............

                    ......  having a lovely preen..... obviously he likes to look his best......

                 ........................ Ah ... Yes....... much better now.............

      ......he tried to get into the Fashion shoot that was being done in the Gardens........when they ignored him...he turned his back to them

.............and walked away in a very dignified manner..........he was gorgeous.........

                   ........a lovely little waterfall........

               .........and a beautiful Japanese Zen Garden  near the entrance/exit gates.....

Thanks for visiting...
Hugs and Blessings....
Barb  xxx

        

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

walk to the gardens

Merle and I walked to the Gardens near her place and I took a few photos on the way....

..This is the bark of the Paperbark Tree.. it is soft like suede and in layers as thin as tissue paper....

This is the first Violet I've seen this Spring.... hope mine flower soon.....

..there was lots of this pretty bush growing in the park we walked through...

                .............I love this little 'wildflower' daisy......................

                         ........ and the dandylion seed head is so fragile.........

..there were lots of She-oaks near the bridge over the creek.... unusual flowers....

                   ...a Topknot Pigeon........

             ....and it's mate.... collecting twigs for nest building....well.. it IS Spring...

                      ....I have no idea what this plant is called... but it made an interesting photo...

               ...... there were a few Ibis about..........

......and a Magpie Lark, commonly known as a Peewee because of their call....looking a bit ruffled in the wind.......

...........I had never seen a white Bottle Brush before.... very delicate....

...along the street there were lovely Robinia trees in bloom ....so pretty...........

AND ....to finish off ....... here's a selfie.......I needed sunglasses because of the lovely sunny day we were having... BUT ... I needed reading glasses to see through the camera lens.....my solution....






Have a great day...
Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xxx

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mini Holiday Photos....at last

Here are some photos from my little holiday at Merle's place...


...this is me getting some lovely cat cuddles......

...and doggy 'hellos' from the handsome Angus....

....even the pigeon let me pat him..... the Beer Fairy is holding him.....

....this is one of Merle's cats asleep in the sun.....

....and another one pretending to be a tiger in the jungle........you have to look closely to find her...






I'll post again very soon....
I'm so pleased my computer seems to be publishing again...i have no idea what the problem was...

Have a good day...Hugs and Blessings
Barb xxx





trying to publish

I've been trying to publish from my computer for three days now......
I was able to do this from Hubby's desktop but I have no photos there...
Trying again from my computer.....
....with a photo......
....My take on Spring...hope you like it...







Hope this works....
Barb   xxx

My mini- holiday

My mini holiday at Merle's was great....
I did a lot of sitting under the mulberry trees watching the birds
I had lots of cat and doggy cuddles
Took lots of photos
Went for a LONG walk to the Japanese Gardens
Slept in........ went to bed early
A lovely break ..
Thanks Merle .. xx

I can't post photos at the moment because I'm having computer problems.....
My computer wont let me post on my Blog or make comments on Face Book so I'm doing this post on Hubby's desktop ... but can't access my photos from here......

Have a good day, all
Hugs and blessings
Barb  xxx

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I've been there and back again...again

The last few weeks have been a bit stressful for me...I'm prone to stress, unfortunately for those around me.
my Hubby has had one cataract removed and is not coping with each eye having different focus areas and he finds reading and being on the computer gives him headaches.....this has been bringing out the tantrum side of his Aspergers.....I'll be glad when the other eye is done and he is back to 'normal'...
 We were all sick at the same time........
My sister from Forster is here for a visit and she has Bronchitis.....
being with Mum and Hubby 24hrs a day means I see things that they do and say that others don't see....they perk up when other people are around so no one really sees them as I do...and add to this my deafness and anxiety and you have a teary eyed me..trying to hold herself together... 

OK.......enough already......
I received this on my Face Book page and decided to share it on my Blog...... this is my life........I tend to try and hide this from people... .this is NOT asking for sympathy...this is just an explanation of why I disappear a lot.....
I'm trying to be more open and will post more... even if just a photo or two......

Here are some pics of my plum blossoms...

Spring is a time of new growth and new beginings.........Love Spring.....
Will see everyone soon ..I love to read and comment on your posts......
I'm having a holiday for a couple of days at my friend Merle's  (from Merlesworld) place.I'm looking forward to lots of cat cuddles...... xxxx

Hugs and Blessings
Barb   xxx