When a bloggy friend sends you a text during History Class and asks if you're OK . . . and that she's missing my posts . . .
I thought I'd better post, but couldn't believe it had been 6 months since my last post. Just shows how happiness has affected me.
LOVED my Prunis Elvins this year. I have stretched to 3 of these trees in my garden and they always blossom on my daughters birthday. No exception this year, and I even had coffee with my daughter on the day. Big milestone!
Went looking for crocs in Queensland last holidays
. . . was very excited to see them up close and personal, from the other side of my ZOOM lens!
Some lazing around has been going on, and some serious gardening, and life in general. I'm more than OK. Twas nice to be missed.
A retired friend of mine has joined the Succulent Society. I have always been interested in them and have told her that when I retire, I will join too! In the mean time, I've been enjoying finding interesting ones to add to my collection. Look what my mum surprised me with the other day. I just love it. It's one of her special old cups that she had got a hole drilled in the bottom of.
Yesterday my boy played in a school band at Booktown in Clunes. It was a lovely trip out in the country and the music was great. I just can't help pulling the car over, however when I see great pictures like this on the side of the road.
. . . and with the inclement weather, it was a great afternoon to focus on Sock Making. I almost nearly have the recipe right. Lots and lots of trial and error with the knitting machine. Just have to relax a bit more when I'm casting off!
I'm not quite ready for Winter yet. There is always so many jobs in the garden and lots of colour still happening - not just leaves this year but lots of flowers and bulbs too. I have been busy planting my Spring Bulbs, but still have a few to go in the shed. I keep finding bags of them that I have tucked away.
Normally in Autumn I am busy crochering, but I haven't even started yet. i was excited to purchase some wool from Lucy Lockett Land and am going to cast on some socks tomorrow on my knitting machine. That is if the weather doesn't look good.
I have made some new guards around some of my garden beds with corrigated iron edging and used some of my rocks to build up other bed edges. The black birds in the garden have been annoying me, and kicking up the dust and even dislodging bulbs and little plants. I've used bits of wire too, to put them off a b it, but they are pretty persistent. Now my cats are not in the garden they have a new found confidence.
The Autumn Flush of roses is alwys welcome and I am really making the most of the last ones, picking some for inside. I have a lot of black spot at the moment even though I've sprayed.
My Pink Crinums put on a good show this year. The best ever - they must finally be comfortable where they are. There are a few hiding under my hydrangea's that i will need to move in the winter time. I just have to remember.
I still do declare that Autumn is my favourite season.
Thank you to all my blogging friends out there who sent words to me last week on the replies. I was desperate with worry and didn't know quite how much until my son finally answered my call last Friday.
I broke down in tears and wept for my boy - my baby.
I was scared to hang up the phone in case he didn't pick it up again.
He is fine - just got sick of the city and all it entails and locked himself away for 2 whole weeks. I told him next time to just let his mother know.
Here's another view from my new office. Not too shabby!
I've been having a lot of fun making terrariums lately with succulents. My youngest wanted one for his room, so I got busy and found a little garden gnome to put in with it. I have made it in an old giant coffee jar. He lives with his dad now, so I was pleased he wanted me to make something for him.
This is a picture of Miss Flowergarden. This is all I see of her these days. She hasn't spoken to me since August 2015. She says I have ruined her life and she doesn't believe in separation. She certainly doesn't believe in re-partnering and finding happiness again in life. I am at a loss with her. I miss her - I feel that I have lost my only daughter. She is very determined for a young person of 19. I fear she has many hard life lessons to learn and I wonder if I'll ever see her again. My eldest son has also gone missing this week. He has just gone AWOL - off the radar - not to be contacted. He has lost his job in the city because he didn't turn up to work. He has Asperger's Syndrome and although he is 21 and high functioning, he also lacks a lot of insight into society, people, emotions and communication. My heart is breaking for these 2 children.
This was my Tiger Lilly Stalks - only lasted a couple of days like this but was stunning in the garden.
Thank you to all the people who commented on my last post. It was heart warming to read the messages of people who felt the same way about special pets. I still miss her.
Beautiful Cyclamens in my hot house and in all the nurseries around town. I just love them. I knew I was getting old when I just adored them. My mum always had them and raved about them when I was young, and I just didn't "get it" - she had them at the back door and they multiplied and she oooh'ed and ahhh'ed about them. I really didn't like them then. Now I LOVE them!
White Nerines popping up everywhere . . . so many delights of Autumn.
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