Wednesday, 24 September 2008

My Favourite Tree

This would have to be my favourite tree in our garden, (the photo doesn't really do it justice) most of the year you don't even notice it but come Spring time WOW you can see these trees when you turn into our street they are just stunning. At the moment we have about 6 of these trees (if someone knows what they are called please tell me, we call them yellow trumpet trees, my Dad brought the seeds down from north Queensland.) they propagate really easily and I just keep putting more through the gardens.

I have been working on the "M" of my home but it is taking longer then expected here is a sneak peak.

My youngest son is 9 and just completed his first swapbot swap "kids ATC's" I let him loose in my craft room and this is what he came up with. I was so proud I think that he did a wonderful job and he did it all by himself.

Hope that you all have a great week and those of you that have the children home for the school holidays aren't going to crazy.


Monday, 15 September 2008

Gardening, Gardening and some more Gardening

Have a guess what we did on the weekend. When the boys were younger Paul and I use to work on the yard every weekend, landscaping, building, concreting we are no professionals but we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish on our own. But the last 3 or 4 years the boys have been doing a lot of weekend sport and the yard and gardens are starting to show the lack of attention.

I love the lichen on this small tree.

We decided that this Summer the boys were not going to do any weekend sport so that we can spend more time at home on the yard, and that is what we did on Saturday 4 huge loads of green waste to the dump later we managed to clear out down one side of the backyard. I love living on an acre but every job always seems to be on a grand scale. Now we have only the front yard to do, which will take 2 - 3 weekends approx.

I did manage to find while cleaning up 6 tennis balls, 3 footballs, 1 baseball, 1 cricket ball, numerous golf balls, a ping pong ball and numerous other small toys that the boys grew out of a long time ago, thankfully we didn't find any snakes although we had a scare but it was only a lizard.

The only problem is with all this clearing out is that we discovered that one neighbours yard is even messier than what ours was. I hope to get up to the local markets maybe next weekend and get some native tube stock to fill in the holes left in between the shrubs to block some of their yard. I have found that due to the drought the only thing worth putting in the garden now are natives otherwise you spend too much time watering and pulling out dead plants.

Oh it wasn't all gardening on Sunday we did get to go to a football breakup, yeah. LOL more sport. I hope you like the photos in between of what is left of our garden.


Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Yeah It's Finally Spring

If you have been reading my blog for a little while you might of noticed by now that I'm not to fond of Winter, in fact I hate the cold. It wouldn't be so bad if it was cold enough that we got snow here then it would be worth it, but I'm afraid that would never happen here, and yes compaired to the extreme cold that some of you girls put up with I know that I'm just a sook.

It is now finally starting to warm up here, last night at touch football I only had one jumper on, and my nose wasn't cold. Now if only we could get some rain to green up the grass I would be a very happy girl. So enough about the weather, I have been busy with a few more swaps here are some of the things that I have been making.

Black and White ATC's

Zoo Animals ATC's

and some more inchies
Now on a sader note a couple of weeks ago we lost two members of our budgie family, Snowy and Sunny were a lovely couple, and I have know idea what happened Sunny was fine one minute then just died, Snowy went the next day, I'm only new to budgie keeping and I have know idea what happened the others all seem to be fine, the boys were a pretty upset and we have left their cage empty still. At least now they are still together in Budgie Heaven.

Beautiful Snowy
Handsome Sunny

Now I know that it has been a while since I last did any of the ABC of my home, but at the moment I am stuck on M which is my youngest sons bedroom and it is not yet ready to be photographed as soon as it is I will continue on with the rest of the alphabet.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful week and I hope to pop in to you all soon.