The reason I've been quiet. I had a stupid fall on the 1st of October on the footpath in front of next door, hurting my chest/rib area and taking a chunk out of the heel of my hand. Lucky I didn't smack my face into the path. Turns out I had 3 cracked ribs & severe bruising too. I'm OK now & although we still got to do a few things during late October, the weather has been utterly vile. It's rained all day here today with quite a gusty wind. Although we've not had the amount that has hit some parts of N.S.W., it's still nothing like a normal late Spring. When it has warmed a little, the humidity has been extreme. Enough of my moaning and let's see some photos I've snapped when we did manage to get outside.
|The azaleas flowered well, but then smashed by the rain.
|The wisteria and wonga vine both looked lovely but left a frightful mess on the steps.
|My snowball bush was gorgeous with some of the biggest balls, but with the heavy rain, the weight of the sodden flowers nearly broke a couple of branches. They survived intact luckily.
|Dutch iris were lovely.
We have decided to tackle The Great Southern Rail Trail & have done 2 small legs so far. I'll just post what we did for the first part.
|One of the signs with some information.
We started from Leongatha and headed towards Koonwarra, but only went as far as Gwyther Siding.
|At the start of the trail, we passed a Tyre Service with the hugest pile of tyres I've ever seen.
|Further along we passed this row of columns, but no information was available to say what it had been.
|We didn't have to give way to any stock, though we saw plenty of cattle.
|As far as we went on the first day. We think after we turned and went back, we'd done about 8kms.
|A small court near to ours, where a creek runs under the road and as you can see, it had other ideas one day and this is what it looked like. It's definitely been "wet" of late.
|The challenge was a Churn Dash quilt, but I played with a block I'd seen "somewhere" & done a quick sketch and ended up with my Churn Dash Twist.
This photo was taken at the community garden in Braeside Park.
|I've still not really named this, but had called the pattern when I designed it
Gee Whiz. (silly)