Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kangaroos and Garden Views

Now this is a new thing for me - my photos were straight and I've uploaded them and now they're vertical - well, two of them! Sorry about that....any advice welcome!

I've included these pics as they were shot from my balcony - just outside my studio door - that's why I included the one with the railing ;)

This next pic was taken from the back door - down the balcony from studio in another direction - and the kangaroo is sitting in our paddock - just beyond our 'back garden' - we've had some big winds and I need to get some tree fellers in to clean this up. The battered 'letter box' is actually the bird feeder - regularly attacked by hungry and cheeky cockatoos.

The next pic below has some of our exotic verandah rail included - a bit like having the front page of a newspaper in a ransom photo!

Now this very pretty tree sits just outside the front door - and I'm ashamed to say I missed shooting in with my better camera - $#!@#$!@#$ because the blossoms were DIVINE!

The next two pics are from the back deck again - I love my kookaburras - it's soo funny when their real counterparts sit next to them - one day I'll get lucky and press the shutter button in time to share!

Our view - serenity now....
Just a quick posting to share some of our visitors with you.

I'm very busy getting ready for the market at Allwood House adjacent to the Hurstbridge Farmers' Market on Sunday - 8.30am to 1.00pm if you're interested. Make sure you come and say hello if you're passing.

Have fun,

Suzy ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A bird in hand is worth how many in the bush?

Hello again, dear Blog land - I thought I'd better get myself into gear otherwise I'd miss posting in October - tut, tut, tut! I'm sharing some photographs of some of the gorgeous birds that visit our garden - pardon the quality but I was shooting through flyscreens and glass most of the time because I wanted to show you how close they come to our house.

Aren't the colours beautifully overwhelming?
Ahem, just ignore the messy grass - it's since been cut and we'll be polite for five seconds as we are so blessed to have gotten a lot of rain lately - the weeds are thrilled!

It's been a very busy time for my family - husband and I went off on a wonderful winery tour with winemakers - very enlightening! I'll share some pics of our trip soon.

I've started going to yoga classes locally and I'm actually walking with a straight spine - and for a couple of days a week a serene expression!

On the first Sunday of each month the Hurstbridge Farmers' Market is on and I'll be running a stall next door at Allwood Community House and I'm rather excited about that. A very recent decision so my little sewing machine has gotten busy crafting - I'll share some pics after the event - and maybe of some of my offerings before.

After yoga this morning I popped into the Heart and Soul Cafe in Hurstbridge for a wonderful, late breakfast - no it wasn't muesli - they have plenty of good girl and boy things on the menu but I went for the Heart and Soul breakfast - a big breakfast - couldn't finish it all but had fun trying and for some reason wasn't hungry at lunchtime....mmmm.

Thanks for dropping by - Suzy ;~)