Sunday, February 26, 2017

My big Surprise ...... 2017-2-26






... Hubby has been cleared to drive so Mary has her time to herself again...   we are all happy ...
..the cardiologist has found that Hubby has 2 leaking heart valves... so it's off for more detailed tests..


 Hubby and I went to our friend Merle's place today for afternoon tea...   we had it in the garden where it was mild with gentle breezes..

Here's Pidge and Kidney .. they were very friendly ...
.... a lovely Bottlebrush flower from Merle's front yard.....
.. and some lovely blue and white Plumbago growing in front of the windows ....


I fell in love with this print on the internet....   Mary photographed it  and had it printed and framed for me....  I was so happy with it ....
yesterday  our son and his wife came with this as a present for me.....   

... I was stunned and very surprised ... 
 it's well over twice the size of the one Mary did for me.....it turned out that  Mary was speaking to her brother when he and his wife were in Texas to have  Christmas with his wife's family.... and she told him about it....he contacted the company and had this large copy sent to  his wife's sister so she could bring it with her when she visited Sydney two weeks ago....  then they had it framed and gave it to me yesterday....  It is over the dining room table where  the small one was, and the small one is over the kitchen window... I love having two  copies of  it .....



...I have crickets living in my 4 o-clock plants ......







                                                                                                                                                                   .....Have a good day ...  Barb  xxxxx                                                   

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