and they went, leaving my garden looking much refreshed. It goes without saying, but of course I'll say it anyway, I just love this photograph - taken by Phil recently - such an interesting cloud and the sun shining through..........well, you can see for yourself!
Earlier last month, a part of the garden was looking particularly stressed -
This was a fuchsia - I thought it had some awful disease but was told it simply needed water, so I took the advice of one of my friends, filled a small bucket and dumped it on : did that every evening and then, lo and behold
this was how it looked this morning!
A while ago I mentioned going to the Garden Centre where I bought several plants, they have survived the dry spell, and this morning I can show you how they look -
The variegated spiky one is new, as are the two little plants being hidden by the variegated geranium in front. I bought them because they're yellow to complement the blue salvia.
Also this morning, I noticed these bulbs. The pot has been outside for months, do you think they know it's autumn.......bulbs do flower in spring, don't they? and no, this isn't a late April fool thing!
Nor is this - what a great idea!
I do hope you can see the door, and the number on it - 109½ ! There must be a story behind this...!
You'll notice I haven't wasted water on car cleaning.
One of the women in the Arohata quilting class is very keen on hand sewing so when someone donated a bag of English paper piecing using very, very small diamonds I knew she'd love to take them on. To encourage her I took in three of my own ufos - from the eighties I think.....
Spinning tumbling blocks? , and
If you have any bright ideas for how to make use of the blocks, I'd be happy to hear..
The English branch of the family has been doing a lot of research into the family name which reminded me of the notebook I was sent -
Can you imagine doing housework dressed like that and using those tools?
I'm enjoying reading more by Joe Bennett, he's a journalist - rather a columnist who used to be an English teacher; he has an amazing way with words so I sit over my coffee, either at home or in the cafe, and laugh out loud - just what's needed these days!
Today I'll leave you with a photograph of the Lighthouse - featured so often, but I enjoy seeing it in its many moods,
and the thought that "A friend is someone who makes me feel totally acceptable", Ene Riisna
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