Sunday, December 28, 2014

Seasons Greetings . . . let me explain

 In the mad rush to complete the last week of school . . . I may just have dropped my computer on it's head in the car park late one night . . .
 It performed one more time, but then a lot of . . . n o t h i n g !
 Nothing the school tech's could do . . . had to call in the Big Guns.  That meant no computer access for at least a week.  I just gave up and didn't think about it.  There was only enough energy and enthusiasm this year for one special present.  A mini quilt for a friend who has been a wonderful support to me throughout this challenging year.
 In that last week, I had some difficult news that I'd lost my long term teaching partner to a private school.  I cried for a whole day.  I was devastated and couldn't see a way forward.
 My garden and the summer sunlight is a constant strategy and coping mechanism for me to survive.  Out there the beauty of my flowers calms my soul and helps me to go on.

 Christmas Day has come and gone.  A peaceful day with family and friends and the happiness of being me and being at home.  The joy of a tiny tree and just a few special decorations.

 Our Quilting Group made special Postcards for our Buddies.  This was mine that I made . . .

. . . everyone has a song to sing.
Sorry for the break in transmission.  I will be more careful in future with my hardware!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Spring Time Glory

 These Cactus Blooms lasting only 2 days have been magnificent this year.  I had 12 blooms over a period of 2 weeks and the evening scent was delicious.

 The view from my back door mid Spring.
Beautiful Roses with the late afternoon sun catching the colour.
 Jude the Obscure is one of my favourites.

 . . . and a new handbag for Spring
Pattern by Noodlehead

Monday, November 24, 2014

Report Time

 Writing Reports . . . and November in my garden

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November is my best garden month

 The poppies this year have been amazing.  So many different colours I have collected over the years.  They make a great display.
 The iris's have also been fantastic.  There is a different picture to look at everyday.
 A spot of sewing for a special friend's birthday

 . . . and more flowers

 I've had this cactus for around 20 years and it has only ever given me one flower for the last 2 years.  I was going to repot it this year, when I noticed 12 buds coming.  The other day I had 5 flowers out at once and it was truly magnificent.  The scent was divine and I'm glad I raced over to get my neighbour to share it with, as they only last 2 days.  Those 5 have gone now, but another 3 are about to pop with the next sunny day.