Friday, 30 October 2015

Do you suppose she was a wild flower

Hello to all of you out there in Blog-land! Have you had a good week? Excellent!!  Mine has drifted along beautifully, as most of my weeks do.  There has been work of course, faffing in the garden, op shopping, visiting and visitors.  Tell the truth it has been a brilliant four days!

Sometimes you find some written words that sum you up and those ones above fit me well don't you think.  

Remember how we had a lost dog turn up on our door step a while back now?  Well we had another lost soul arrive the other day.

TOF and I were out the front of our place say toodle pip to a friend that had called in.  We could hear a baby bird, so we looked up, down and all around and finally found this little fella behind some wood.  We moved it so he could escape.  Thinking game over, job done we went inside.

Our highly trained security dogs started to bark at the front door so I went to see who was there. Baby bird was sitting at the front door.  I caught it and placed it up in a tree thinking it's mum, who I could hear, would find it.  But it decided to give flying a crack and floated back to the ground.

It managed to get itself around to the corner of our house where mum was sitting low down in a tree.  I left them to it and hoped that they managed to stay together. No sign of them the next day and because I like a happy ending I am believing the reunited and are living happily ever after, not eaten by a cat!

On my trips home from work I have managed to pop into most of my favourite haunts and seem to have come home with some new to me things for Summer.  I also dropped off a huge bag of clothes to sell via a recycling shop. The joys of second hand shopping, have served me well this week and it would seem I am prepared for the good weather.

Now I am going to FLASH you all from the garden!!

So many more of my beloved plants are budding up all ready to add more colour in the garden for me.

It appears that it is Florence's turn to be clucky, and she hates being disturbed when I slip my hand under her hot body to search for eggs!

My elderly next door neighbour has a lovely old established garden, I do appreciate what pops up over our fence.  Appreciated it when she had a huge Fejoia tree that used to drop it's fruit over our side of the fence, but that got a very low pruning.

 Oh just look at my sweet peas!!!

More of my op shopping sharing.  The embroidered house slippers are too big for me and should fit my sister perfectly so off to the beach they shall go.  I was pretty stoked to finally find a piece of Clarice Cliff and at a very cheap price too.

Even when a Poppy has finished flowering it still manages to look good.  All I need to do is save the head full of seeds for next year.

Another strategic planning meeting took place at the local watering hole.  The hiding of the eggs continues.

Picking and eating our strawberries already!

As annoying as flies are, they are colourful.  I am not sure what Mother Nature had in mind when she created them tho.  What purpose do they serve? Anyone know?

Guess who I went and saw?

Huge jars, glorious brass bells, a good read, Kiwi Tea Towels and a wicked silver bangle that has not come off my arm since finding it, a good find at only $4.  The heir took the 5 pack of socks.

We used to have one of those fancy cat doors but Sheba tried go through it one day and broke it.  We then had toughened glass and a dog door installed. Yep she broke that too.  So all we have now is a beautiful large circle in the glass.  Easy access for Joan who I am constantly shooing out of the house.  Guess I could make a curtain/flap thing to stop her visiting so much.

My little Snowball shrub is covered in Snowballs and looking gorgeous.

It is still flowering!!

Our garden is starting to green up.  We had rain today and more to come, and for once I do not mind.  The garden will love the drink.

Before I go, I forgot to share a little something my friend and I found last weekend in one of those $1 shops in town.

If TOF and I get invited to any sort of fancy dress do I am going to buy him this to wear!! Mwahahahahahahaha!!!!

Well have a lovely weekend everyone, TOF is off fishing tomorrow and we have a 50th birthday party to go to.  Oh and the Rugby World Cup final is on, Us, the All Blacks against those dudes across the ditch, Australia.   There is really only one thing to say about the game:

(Just realised this is my 700th post!) 


Beth Waltz said...

So many delights in your 700th post!

The details of the floral close-ups are exquisite, especially the poppy, and I can smell the sweet peas 1,000 miles away...sniff!

The new green pinny is a brilliant shade for your hair, ditto the multi-colored long topper you've layered for the garden shot. Pity about those house slippers. You're right, 'tho, a nice piece of Clarice Cliff is a consolation. (And who could resist the "droopers")

Let's do assume the baby bird got the hang of flying up, up and away. If dear ol' Tex isn't burping feathers, birdie made his escape!

Nancy J said...

Your flowers are so ahead of ours down here, is the shrub a Wiegelia?? Not sure of that spelling. I have one huge red ruffled poppy out, will I save some seeds for you? Photo to come in a few days when more open.

Goody said...

I'm imagining a very cross mother bird scolding baby for his adventure.

I like the white shorts you scored-very nice.

Flies. Yeah. We lived next to cattle for twelve years. Lots and lots of flies. Oh goodness, there were flies. Lots and lots of flies. You get the idea. Years from now I'll still be having nightmares about the flies pouring into the house on the first cold day in the thousands. Did you know Danny's first full sentence was, "Fwies Mama, fwies." My understanding is that their evolutionary purpose is to eat poop. Someone had to, lucky it didn't fall to the humans. *Shudder*

Leeanne said...

Happy 700th post! LOVE LOVE the saying, just PERFECT for me too! Happy weekend to you.

Julie said...

Congrats on 700 posts Sue. LoVe your sweetpeas ... puts mine to shame. LoVe the new op shop purchases & hope the baby bird made it okay. I have just eaten 3 of my strawberries today too :-)

Curtise said...

700 posts and an All Blacks victory - how fabulous! Great op ships finds, love your floaty green jacket, and the cobalt dress.
Hope baby bird found his mama, and you have the coolest cat/dog flap! xxx

Angels have Red Hair said...

Congrats on 700 posts :0) … oh and congrats for winning that other thing too ;0)

Fiona said...

Congrats on 700 posts and the All Blacks victory.
I think it's lovely that Joan wants to visit you.