Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gallery Wall......Done

I have had a good week... hope everyone  has had a good week, too...
The smoke from our recent fires has gone and it's lovely to have fresh air and blue skies....

My major news is my photo wall is completed.....now I can change a  photo inside a frame for a changing display without changing the layout................good one...

Hubby helped me with the hanging of the frames.....

...here he is attaching a narrow strip of wood to the wall so the frames hang flat ......

...and here he is drilling and putting hooks into the frames ..... two hooks top and bottom so each frame hangs off the frame above and is connected to the one below  by fishing line (put on by me) so they look like they are floating



I'm really happy with the result......     not too overpowering in the dining room......

...and we can still sit at the table without bumping our heads on the frames........ and I love that I took all these photos myself...then printed and framed them myself.....and designed the layout.......we did the wall yesterday ..28th....so it's still very new.....
OK .....
........ No more patting myself on the back........ I need to remember the old saying....Self Praise is no praise at all..


Here are a few recent garden pics .........
 this is a  face close up of a female Net Casting spider ...they usually hang close to the wall and I can never photograph their faces...but this little lady was hanging on the rolled up hose ...facing me... I found her this morning and took this photo.....these spiders had facing down and are commonly called Ogre faced or Goblin faced spiders...... they hunt at night and it looks like they only have 2 eyes.. but the other eyes are very tiny and not obvious..................


...now for the pretty photos......


..My sister Trish gave me this beautiful frame a while back and I decided to put a lovely bud of my pink geranium  in it.......

.....Sparrow at the garden centre...we haven't seen  many sparrows around the house for a long time...









Single flower from a geranium flower head....... and my first violet of the season.......


Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xxx

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The highs and lows of the last 2 weeks...

I have started to frame some of my photos and plan a gallery wall in my Dining room.....this is the only room that has available wall space .......

Here is one showing a Geranium from bud to full flower...
...A beautiful Gerbera......






....a Hellebore  from my garden ......




These photos are behind glass....sorry for the reflections......
I'm so pleased with the results....

Mum decided she wanted to change from her single lounge chair to the 2 seater lounge....so Hubby and I changed the room around the way she wanted it...  she was very happy with the results.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

On Wednesday 16th... hubby and I went on a cruise on a Tall Ship....... we had a great time..

...this is the ship we went on..

Here is Hubby steering the ship...




And helping trim the sails..




                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
The day after this.... New South Wales and The Blue Mountains area in particular, erupted in bush fires...
and today the 20th ..these fires are still burning....we have family in some of these areas who have been evacuated .....
The smoke from these fires are affecting Sydney quite badly and health warnings are in place.....

This was the sky over my house yesterday evening.....



We are all praying for the hundreds of people who have lost their homes and for the safety of our volunteer fire fighters who have come from all over Australia to fight these devastating fires...


...Hugs and Blessings
Barb  xxx

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mum getting mobile…

 

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Mum has been checking out walkers/rollators with the aim of going to bingo again.

I’m happy that she feels well enough for this…

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Here she is explaining to my brother how it works and how happy she is with it…..

 

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Mum dealing cards for a game of Euchre while my sister and her Hubby and son was visiting us…..

 

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Here we are having a Bacon and Egg breakfast, yesterday…

 

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I managed to get a fairly decent photo of some ants on one of my flowers…..

 

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…and a fly…. I was excited about this one…..

 

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..a happy orange daisy …

 

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…Some lovely rusty anchor chain in my garden

 

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I’ll leave you with a photo of my New South Wales Christmas Bush  (ceratopetalum gummiferum)……….which is just starting to come into flower….

 

 

Hugs and Blessings…

Barb xxx