A trip to the back paddock to get some kindling for the fire and i came upon this sight..Kangaroos..my sheepies..a Fox and of course in the bottom left hand side of the screen Nelson the willy wagtail…a busy time of day for all the fox poses no threat to my sheep or the fullgrown Kangaroos..who will defend themselves with a swift kick..the rabbits are the target for the fox..and i could see them in the further paddock hopping away..while the fox kept looking…a busy weekend here with Hubbies birthday and Anzac Day and a modem that needs replacing.so getting on line has been laborious..i will catch up as soon as i can as commenting has the circle of doom spinning..yet posting is alright ??? ..
Thought i would share with you all some of the spring colours that are arriving here at Samovila..after such a cold Winter and some really nasty frosts it is lovely to see life is coming back into my garden.
We have not had enough rain at all and so i am already watering..it does not bode well for Summer….but we are having some lovely warm days and sunshine and myself and the animals included are making the most of sunpuddles and pretty colours..soon enough it will be hot hot hot and brown…
So let’s spring into the week…
Hellebores also called Christmas roses..rallied after a beating by the frosts
These Ranunculus are all starting to bloom….they were planted mid winter and I thought they had died
Wee little and wee wee little look after my pots on the verandah
Wanted to add a dash of colour in the back while we clean the mess and get the Catio organised..so these will hang along the length of the fence
The beautiful but deadly Euphorbia..the sap is what is used in poison darts! when the centres get little pods they pop out and you wonder what the noise is..but they shoot up everywhere..so I have been pulling them out even in the backyard..nature makes sure she finds a way to procreate!
Irises line the length of the front garden and the back..they are all doing really well despite severe frost bite..i have been pruning all the frost bitten plants and now they are happy again
Doc enjoying the sunshine
I planted these daffodils and have had a 100 percent success rate so I am really happy
Forrest enjoying the sun too
The mystery fruit tree..with the first little blossom ..small fruit fuzzy like apricots..ripe when green and taste like peaches..we call it the peachnectaapriplum tree …
Pickles getting a sunpuddle on her sweet little feet after her big week..
One of my greatest loves..the Grape hyacinth
Felix and Oscar enjoy a bit of free ranging before they head to the back paddock ..Jock was somewhere eating my wattle trees when I took this..
Plum tree blossoms
Cleo in with the flowers hiding behind my Fig tree..
Dinnermintz getting her sunshine fix on the verandah
MONDAY IS HERE AND THE RUSH GOES UP A NOTCH…THE WEEKEND WAS A BLUR..BETWEEN PHIL AND I WE HAVE ACHIEVED HEAPS OUTSIDE BUT ITS NEARLY KILLED US..THE DOGGIES HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT US LIKE WE ARE INSANE..THEY MAY JUST BE RIGHT…THE HUMIDITY AND HEAT HAS NOT HELPED..BOTH NIGHTS WE HAD TEA AT A RIDICULOUS HOUR THEN COLLAPSED IN BED…WE BOTH WOKE UP SUNDAY MORNING LIKE A PAIR OF PRETZELS…THE ANIMALS OF COURSE KNOW SOMETHING IS BREWING..SO I MAY BE JUST POPPING IN TO THE BLOGGIE WORLD NOW AND THEN…STILL SO MUCH TO DO..
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU HAVE MADE OUR YEAR A HAPPIER ONE..WE LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL GET UP TO WE LOVE YOUR FUN AND PICTURES AND COMMENTS..WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT IS ANIMAL PEOPLE ARE SPECIAL..REALLY SPECIAL..THEY HAVE A SENSE OF LIFE AND LOVE AND I BELIEVE IT IS DUE TO THE PRECIOUS CREATURES WHO SHARE THEIR LIVES WITH US ..THEY SHAPE US AND HELP US LEARN WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT IN THIS CRAZY WORLD..IT’S NOT WHO OR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN..IT’S NOT WHAT YOU DO OR DO NOT CELEBRATE..IT’S NOT WHAT COLOR YOU ARE OR WHICH HEMISPHERE YOU CALL HOME ..IT IS ABOUT LOVING LIFE AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER US..GOOD AND BAD IT MAKES US A WHOLE PERSON.
WE ALL WANT TO WISH YOU A WONDERFUL FESTIVE SEASON..HOWEVER YOU CELEBRATE OR IF IN FACT YOU DON’T WE HOPE THIS TIME IS SPENT WITH THOSE YOU LOVE AND WITH THE LOVELY CREATURES WHO YOU COUNT AS FAMILY.WE HOPE THE NEW YEAR BRINGS FOR YOU NEW ADVENTURES,BETTER HEALTH MORE LOVE MORE LAUGHS LESS STRESS BETTER RELATIONSHIPS AND REASONS EVERY DAY TO STOP AND SAY OUT LOUD…WOW THAT’S AMAZING!
WE WILL STILL BE READING YOUR BLOGGIES AND HOPEFULLY WILL FIND THE TIME TO COMMENT BUT INCASE A CAN OF MAYHEM OPENS HERE I JUST WANTED TO SAY ALL THIS. LOVE TO YOU ALL FROM BEV (FOZZIEMUM)
AND A SPECIAL THANKYOU AND LOVE FROM MY MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS IN THE WORLD DOC FORREST MARBLES PICKLES CLEO DINNERMINTZ FELIX JOCK AND OSCAR…
Have a great day peeps…I am heading in to the kitchen to bake…
I find baking and getting my ‘craft’ on to be very therapeutic…
So I have added a new page to this bloggie just for me to pop my random crafternoon delights up.
Yes it isn’t always about the thumbless wonders…but strangely they seem to be the inspiration !!
Any who…I am off to bake Caramel chip Macadamia Nut biscuits (cookie for my American friends 😉 )
So enjoy this pic while I am busy.
This morning was a glorious morning..at 7am it was 0.4 c almost a tropical heatwave from the 6am temp of -3 c .
I love these mornings,misty and mysterious the mountains hidden by a low cloud , the sheep mere silouhettes in the front paddock.
Sheep in the mist
They rest on the dewy ground and their breath rolls from their mouths and floats across and up into the cool air .Their wool full of Lanolin keeping them well insulated in the frost much as it insulates against the heat of Summer.
Cobwebs made by spiders drape between trees like the most delicate of silken threads..made more glorious by dew drops.
The birds have to wait for a drink as their birdbath is frozen solid,crackled and smooth to the touch,the child in me so wants to see Tweety bird ice skating with his little colored scarf and singing ‘I’m a tweet wittle birdie”…
Waiting for Tweety
The fences are starting to lose their ice and the sunnyside up is already showing no sign of frost…the glistening icy crystals so beautiful and almost tranquil,soon no sign that they were there at all.
Every season gives me a show..something unique to its time and place in the year..
Each season has its mysteries ,the beautiful and the harsh .Plants thrive and then die.Native animals and birds change with these times also,they too have a different season and mystery of their own.