Thursday, January 17, 2008

Back from the Hot Hot place

Back home from holidays and still on holidays!!! A wonderful feeling. My mother's roses were not faring so well in the blazing heat. Boy was it hot up there....oppressive!

She saw me take my camera out into the garden and said "you wont find anything to take of photo of out there dear!" I was pleased to find this white begonia.

There were lots of these fellas on the deck in pots and they all looked great. I have a collection of them at home too.

After 10 or so years of retirement, my dear old dad has finally started tidying up his shed and is making way for some wood turning. It was good to see the shed with tools in place. His old friend Lass the dog is a good and faithful mate.
On the 46 degree day, the kids spotted this kookaburra out at the bird bath having a big drink. He was quite happy for me to take his photo.
The kids had a ball on the farm, racing each other each morning to get up and help my sister with all her farm chores.
I was happy to come home to a cooler climate and put a jumper on the evenings, but going away has made it feel like a real holiday. I did lots of handquilting in one of mum's recliner chairs.


Alison Gibbs said...

"you wont find anything to take a photo of out there dear!"
Well looks like you found plenty of things to take photos of. It is amazing what you can find when you really look.
The kids sure had fun.

Jenny said...

I love your photos-they really capture a feel for your mum and dad's place. Glad you had a wonderful time.Jacket at night sounds good-46 too hot!!!!

Leanne said...

Sounds like you had a nice break as always your photos are fantastic. How did your beautiful garden get on with out you.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love the photos, welcome to nature and the heat comes hand in hand.
Looks like it was fun.

trashalou said...

Loving the pics. My kids don't believe me when I tell them how hot it gets at home

Jodie said...

Gorgeous photos my dear!

Mary said...

You certainly found lots to photograph! I liked the cookaburras - very exotic. I hope you win the 20 dollar challenge - your cards and pincusions are great. If you want to really cool down, pop over to Northern England - the forecast is for rain overnight turning to snow by breakfast time! bbrrr!