Around here lately: February Edition13:54:00
Its rather quite sad that the end of the summer has approached. Time is really flying don't you think? I was thinking the other day, if I live to 80 (which I totally plan to, Ive only got 46 summers left to enjoy.) When you think about how fast 46 days go by, putting into a number crunch like that is a little depressing. I think I want to be 5 again....
Whilst the mornings and evenings have been nice and cool of late, I really am not looking forward to a cold, cold winter and the fact that I will become the size of a house and will probably lose my ability to do up my shoes. ha ha!! (Perhaps Birks and socks could be the fashion statement for this winter.) On a positive note we do have a baby to look forward to and I get wear scarves, my boots and thick woolly jackets and cardies again.
Before I get too far ahead of myself though, I shall and I am enjoy this changing of the seasons. Beautiful Autumn. The fading light, the awesome changing of colours of the leaves that will soon be upon us, cooler nights, the flocks of Galahs that seem to appear again at this time of year and footy is back on the TV. Woo hoo!! At least we still have daylight savings for a month yet. We are still enjoying the extra light hours in the day. Especially after tea, playing with the kids outside. The weather lately has been very pleasant at this time.
What I am not sad about is though is knowing that we will not have to endure another month of 35-43+ degree days in this brick abode of ours and I will be able to get out and have a good crack at making my garden look nice again all ready for a spring time show. I cant believe the garden survived full stop.
We have finally struck some sort of routine around here in filling our days, going for walks, playing, sleeping, watching Toy Story DVD's and keeping up with all the goss with a few visits to friends and family around the town. Its been nice. However we are all ready to unravel it all again as we embark on our holiday to WA next week.
Just quietly, Im really looking forward to that.
Here are some pics from the camera from the last month or so.
I recieved this pot plant as a mere cutting from Cam's great Aunt Eiley. It has quadrupled in size over the summer and looks really nice hanging in my porch. Its got these gorgeous, tiny little white flowers which are all just starting to come out as I speak.
This succulent is also growing well and is producing little succulent pups for me. I think I will dig them out and use them in my 2nd proper attempt at my vertical garden pallate.
Nothing like a spot of gardening (and lack of watering) to let you in on all the gaps that need filling in this part of the garden. I did a little bit of thinning out as you can see, however I can not find anything to grow in front of those Native Iris's under the window. That strip is a real hot spot in summer. At least I can go crazy at the market soon and buy up on plants and some spring time bulbs. Im also looking forward to getting back to Garden Club again.
The last of the beautiful hydrangeas. I really should pick them and bring them inside to enjoy them.
Another spot that got the garden blitz. Lots of de-heading, lopping, pulling out of weeds and some tired plants. Like the window garden, there are lots of new spaces to fill and I have my Dahlia and Chrysanthemum blooms to look forward to this season. Its a far cry from the colour of spring here.
Dahlias warming up for their autumn show. (I hope)
The last blooms of the Crepe Myrtle.
After the storm on Tuesday last week. The sky was an amazing colour. The power went out for three hours from 5.30pm (I know, the worst time) so what else was there to do but take snaps.
These marigolds are delightful out in the veggie patch looking after my tomatoes.
We are still having rather warm days and there is nothing like watering the concrete to fill in another hour after dinner time outside. (Look at those squishy, chumpy legs of that girl of mine. he he!!)
What are you looking forward to with the changing of the seasons?
Will you miss summer?
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