A huge thanks to all those who took the time to comment on my Photo Scavenger Hunt post. As we were away in Canberra, I just didn't get around to replying, although I took some time out to look at the other Hunter's blogs. Thanks to Kate and all those who joined in with the fun.
Last Saturday morning (early), we started out for Canberra & as we travelled through the Yarra Valley, amongst the vines and mist, these were coming down.
Balloon rides are quite popular over the valley & Melbourne too.
After a spot of grandchild minding, which I think was mostly just chilling out for us all, (way hot again), we left Wednesday morning to make our way home. We came over the mountains, down toward the coast & the photos below, have been on my "must take" list for some time.
|Mail box collection.|
This is somewhere between Canberra & Cooma, on the Monaro Highway & one of the largest number of boxes I think we've seen on our travels.
Whilst away, we did have a little rain, though it is still very warm & mostly dry, but the garden is sort of hanging in there. Just a few pics I took over the last couple of days.
|My tiger lily has finally flowered, though only two.|
|The white agapanthus, which seems to have been in bud since November, is now fully open.|
I didn't get any flowers last year.
|Umh! Yes our magnolia has quite a few buds & within 3 weeks it will be autumn.|
I know it does happen, but seems quite crazy. This particular variety is called Susan.
|The arbour Hubby is erecting for our wisteria is coming along slowly. Been to hot to plant out much anyway.|
|I often wonder how old this olive tree is beside the fence.|
Most of the olive groves we see, & some have been around for years, don't seem to have any of this size, that are multi-branched.
We've been here for only 2 1/2 years.
YESTERDAY - FRIDAY.
We took a little trip down the freeway, to see this........................
An almighty large, heavy load, comprising four prime movers, two on the front pulling and two on the back pushing along with police escort & accompanying sundry vehicles. They were moving a generator from one of the LaTrobe Valley power stations, to be shipped to Germany for maintenance. It was laid up on a long wide section of road, ready to go later that night, when they close the road. I think they said it would be 3 nights of travelling before it reached the port. It was worth seeing, and so many people must have thought the same as the traffic was banked back both ways for quite a distance as people slowed to gawk at it. Not something you see everyday.
ONE LAST PHOTO.
Shown on a post in early January, was some crochet I've been working on.
Well, this is the next part, something I've never done before and it is taking me a while. Not to mention all the ends I need to sew in, ready to attach to the first two pieces. BTW is is the border for top and bottom of said rug.
Can't wait to see if it all fits or I've made a huge "stuff up". I am enjoying.
I've also been hand sewing binding to one of the quilts I showed & the other is ready too.
OK, about all I've to tell from recently & I'm sure that is enough. We've another busy month ahead, but I'll be here on the odd occasion, I'm sure.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and take care.