Monday, October 26, 2009

Things I learned today

Crabapple blossoms

* Rain does wonders for the garden. In the four Springs that we've lived here, the garden has never looked so good. It's also never look so weed-infested and overgrown, but we take the good with the bad around this place.

Broad beans

* Broad beans, when you give them a good talking to, can really pick themselves up. They get harvested in one week but still have a little way to go.

* People who make incorrect assumptions can often come off looking like a horses' posterior.

Wollmeise

* Wollmeise, even when bought on behalf of friends, can be especially difficult to let go of when the colours are all so pretty. I never thought I wanted a pair of fuschia, teal, or even purple socks. Until today.

* Having a job outside the home both rocks and sucks. I love the company and the feeling of doing something good for the country. And the pay is a lot better than the alternative. But I miss my sewing room, my fabric, listening to the local ABC radio during the day, and watching Ellen during my lunch break.

And because it's Monday and because I still have a Brown Owls post to write tonight, here are some more garden photos.

'Rose

Back garden in late spring

19 comments:

  1. Your garden is looking fab! That last photo looks so peaceful - I can just imagine a cuppa, sunshine, mag - bliss!

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  2. Your photos are so beautiful - look at all that green grass! Now that's something that you don't see down in these parts (unless its astroturf).
    I'd like a pair of lovely socks in all of those colours.... if only I could be bothered learning how... sigh

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  3. Lovely pics! My garden is looking great too - almost completely recoved from being crisped last summer during the balck saturday heat wave. Great post - really enjoyed it!

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  4. Oh I hear you on the Wollmeise!!

    Your garden looks great - that last picture is superb!

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  5. Oh so beautiful flowers. Oh such glorious wool. Oh who made incorrect assumptions???

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  6. all those wool colours are gorgeous!

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  7. Oh, how pretty! The garden and the wool of course!

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  8. Your garden is so gorgeous, as are those wools. Are homemade socks really comfy? I am always a bit uncertain about them to be honest. Must have an email conversation with you about it sometime.

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  9. Gorgeous wool and I hear you with the weeds. We have a rose of very similar if not the same colouring, does it have an exquisite scent? I picked some for our table yesterday.

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  10. Its so green !!! The outside the home jobs usually require a little more attention to dress as well....

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  11. I would have such a tough time giving away that yarn!

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  12. I so want to come and park myself under that gorgeous blossoming tree and maybe knit myself a pair of teal socks!

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  13. Dat ist gut wollen... ya. Und flowers. ya.

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  14. Your garden is beautiful - and all that Wollmisery? For Me? Oh you shouldn't have- pass it over!

    I know it's not mine - but I can dream......

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  15. I am jealous of your broad beans! The grass has been growing like crazy down here. Not 2 weeks after being mowed, it needs another going over. Unprecedented!

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  16. I had to make a big effort to close my mouth, but the thought of the drool destroying the keyboard helped me to do it. Yum! Talk about pretty colours!

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  17. That rose is my absolute favourite

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  18. wowwww - look at that wollmeise.
    and aren't the weeds astounding? It is like being back in Queensland!

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