Wednesday, July 22, 2015

.. Playing Catch-up ...2015-7-22 ...


Hello....

...sharing the lovely orchid I got for my Birthday....

.... It's the only one blooming in the Orchid House  .... here's a close up of the flowers...



... I also had a beautiful Morning Tea with my son and daughter-in-law......




Mum has had her hair permed and her Specialist is very pleased with her general health...   apart from slowing down and general tiredness, Mum is doing well... xxxx





...our friend Edna, who had the fall and broke her leg, is now in a Rehabilitation hospital doing physio...  she is recovering well so far...





... all the repairs that needed doing to the house after the massive hail storm damage are all finished and everything is back to normal  I'm happy to say....




... this was a pretty top I had that was too tight for me ... I loved the colour and the material so I cut the bottom off and hemmed it and now it's a scarf I'm happy with...


...I'm crocheting a throw blanket ..... I do some while I play Yahtzee with Mum..... she has slowed down a little and it takes her a bit longer to make her decisions... so I crochet a couple of stitches while she has her go so she won't feel she is holding up the game...


... have a great day ......
I'll see you all soon ....
Hugs... Barb  xxxx



Sunday, July 5, 2015

..new fernery roof and the "domino effect" ..2015-7-5


.. In the last two weeks we have had workmen here to replace guttering, downpipes, roof valleys and put a whole new roof over the fernery and walkway ...

It's great to have this work done and we are very happy with the results.....

E..X..C..E.P..T ... for one little thing.....
It's now too dark in the fernery for the ferns and the fish.......

Sooo....   
..the ferns had to move to the walkway and hang above my Bonsais...





...the other shade plants from the fernery had to join the hanging plants up the side of the house....


and ...

...of course this meant weeding and repotting all the plants so they looked fresh and the pots matched.....

... and .... and...  and...

The fishponds will be relocated to the Aviary....to keep our last remaining bird company......
... but not today for that move ..   lol...

....see falling dominoes... one thing triggers a chain of events......

It will be great when it's finished....

Here's Hubby and I busy working today....



.. there is some sad.. news ..
..our friend's mother, Edna, who turned 90 recently  and I blogged about her party...
... well ... she fell on 26th June and is still in hospital with a badly broken leg....
She was quite forgetful and vague and will probably not be able to live on her own after this...  a bit sad... xxxx

My Hellebore plants are not blooming this winter... but I found one at the nursery that I will get later... I think it's gorgeous..
...my ones are the pale pink that turn green as it ages.... I love these flowers.....



.... the Zygo blooms are nearly finished......so I'm looking forward to Spring blossoms now...

Have a great Day..
Hugs  .... Barb  xxx