Sunday, October 12, 2014

Two visitors - one welcome and one not so much

A few weeks ago we got a visit from a possum who often 'stays overnight' in our garage. Over the years she has brought her babies for us to see and that has filled us with much happiness and delight. We get visits from brush turkeys, green frogs, lorikeets, kookaburras and sometimes galahs and sulphur crested cockatoos - all are welcome. A not so welcome visitor came last week ......
a red-bellied black snake. A bite from one of these snakes is not usually fatal thank goodness but it was quite a shock to see it in a corner of our garage. A (very) quick call to the snake catcher and she was caught and released in a bushland area where we hope she will live a happy life away from people.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

a bit of this a bit of that

Here we are Grandad and Nanna in a drawing by our much loved grandson A. It is such a treasured drawing and it brings us such great joy.

I am taking part in the one and only Mary Ann Moss's sketchbookery class. This is my first attempt and I am so thrilled with it. It is such a wonderful class and I am learning so much especially just to have fun and not give up.
A visit to the Chung Tian Temple was such a delight. The gardens were serene, peaceful and beautiful. It was such a wonderful place to take some photos.
Spending time appliqueing is truly a joy for me. I seem to have been so busy doing other things that I have forgotten how much I enjoy spending time with a needle and thread in my hand.
Finally the joy of colour in our home. These two gorgeous chairs were once white and unloved. A couple of cans of spray paint and viola instant love and happiness.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Do I miss going to work?

I retired at the end of 2013 and I am loving it. I was asked by someone I knew if I didn't miss going to work. I think my photo says it all. The photo was taken while on holidays at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast. I am enjoying my life filled with family and friends. I have been attempting some painting and having a ball.

 I have been growing cucumbers - they are delicious and been out and about with my DSLR camera.

I am truly grateful for each day.