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Days gone by

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Living in the moment.The ever changing scenes of a week gone.
A Diary of sorts

31 May being the last day of Autumn.
Remnants of Roses. A fleeting glimpse of Summer gone.

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1 June the first day of Winter.
Braving the cold wind in the garden
Days gone by, living the moment, winter roses, last Rose, iPhone diary, winter warmth, winter garden, winter gardening, how to dress for winter gardening
2 June
Mending day with 60 year old faithful
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3 June Saturday
Grey skies so I always go looking for colour in the garden
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4 June. Sunday
Sharing Birthday lunch with family and friends.
Boys…Friends and cousins showing off their trampoline skills
Then hurrying off to fish in the dam over the hill
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4 June. Sunday Sharing Birthday lunch with family and friends.  Boys...Friends and cousins showing off their trampoline skills Then hurrying off to fish in the dam over the hill
Days gone by, living the moment, winter roses, last Rose, iPhone diary, winter warmth, winter garden, winter gardening, Bernina Record sewing machine, don't throw out your old sewing machine, Euphorbia Lipstick, Euphorbia, winter garden colour, family days, easy family meals, birthday family days, boys going fishing, gone fishing , country style fishing , dam fishing

Driving home through the always beautiful countryside.
Worrombi and Cobbity- my favourites
Observing the low sun created shadows as it hastes to bed amongst the hills
Days gone past, living in the moment, Driving home through the always beautiful countryside. Worrombi and Cobbity- my favourite Observing the low sun created shadows as it hastes to bed amongst the hills
Driving home through the always beautiful countryside. Worrombi and Cobbity- my favourite Observing the low sun created shadows as it hastes to bed amongst the hills
5 June Monday
Taking deep into the soul brilliant blue skies and warm hued Autumn leaves
Finding sunny nooks amongst Winter shadows for a slow morning tea
Sitting in a warm sunroom before dusk approaches
Seeing a molten gold sun slip silently behind the western hills
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, share morning tea at home, Days gone by, living the moment, winter roses, last Rose, iPhone diary, winter warmth, winter garden, winter gardening, Bernina Record sewing machine, don't throw out your old sewing machine, Euphorbia Lipstick, Euphorbia, winter garden colour, family days, easy family meals, birthday family days, boys going fishing, gone fishing , country style fishing , dam fishing , sunset, Autumn in Narellan, Autumn leaves, what to do in Autumn, al fresco dining,

6 June Tuesday
A mending, bed linen washing, soup making kind of day.
Starting off clear and windy for line drying but changing to cold and wet. Needing a cheerful fire and happy flowers kind of day recently enjoyed at our friends home.
"Days gone by, living in the moment, winter warmers, Euphorbias

7 June
My beloveds birthday
Wet and cold. Double bar gas heating start to damp morning
Boys in school uniforms to be picked up
Happy birthday to be sung to grandpa….we love our grandchildren. Big and small.
Days gone by, grandchildren

Days gone by, living in the moment

I love these sorts of weeks
The plain, the mundane, the grey, the ordinary mixed with the extraordinary
Find exquisite beauty where you can
However small or humble

Days gone by, living in the moment

Alexa-asimplelife

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Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Farewell to Autumn

Grow Dwarf Nandina Bamboo 31 May, Autumn 2017, Australia. The sun is shining its last golden rays. Beams angling through the neighbouring trees. Ripening Lemon crop illuminated on escaping skywards tree. Our neighbour is ageing and not permitted to climb ladders anymore so the tree grows and grows. Certainly careful consideration needs to be undertaken as we age when […] Continue reading →

Senses

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange Happenings in the space of an hour Plan to go out to run some errands Discover it is raining a little but we head out anyway Follow the iPhone Maps App lady’s voice to the recycling facility Told, Oh sorry, we don’t collect these things. You will have to wait for your Council Dangerous Goods […] Continue reading →

A Kind of Instant

made, instant meal, Proverbs, Proverbs 31, soup without the tin, Virtuous woman Home late after a full Sunday out House is dark. Key turned in lock Greeted by Coldness Lights on Easy flick of switch for heater’s warm glow For others a more time consuming fire to be stoked We are so blessed with manifold creature comforts Home It embraces us and whispers welcome A much loved […] Continue reading →

Glamping … A new camping

Glamping...the new camping, pretend play, children, family time, grandmother, Imagination, imagination play, joy, make do, make time to play with children, Memories, play, raise a child, reconnect with children, camping with children, chill time, quiet time for children, play tent for one, visiting Grandparents, how to keep young being a grandparent , easy fun with grandchildren, frangipani tree, frangipani Glamping. A child’s perspective … We have fun glamping We have the glamping tents up lots It’s real cool Raining or sunny They are so much fun A place to chill Or pretend, ‘specially us boy cousins That’s the very “bestest fun” All you need are sheets and cushions LOTS Grandma always has heaps for […] Continue reading →

Savour The Moment

Savour the moment, winter comforts, children, circle of friends, food for the soul, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Memory snaps, nature versus man made, peace, reflection, reinvigorate, Reliving memories, savour the moment, Sharing, time to ponder Wishing with all my heart that I could paint… Longing to paint and capture that emotion Holding our youngest grandson recently At one with the calm Australian bush scene before me Quietly standing sheltered from the rain Under the pattering metal roofed verandah Falling big plops of rain Dripping from the corrugated iron roof edge […] Continue reading →

Swiftly fly the days

Swiftly fly the days, Tags Australian bush,Bellini Intelli, children, cousins, family, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Remember when, sense of adventure, simple living, Skinnymixers recipes, 1950's children Darting Swallows far away to our North. Where spring is underway. Busy, oh so busy, Building or repairing nests For shelter, nurture and home. Such has been life…. Moving into another house. Loving it here. A snip of a Rose here, finding a home for this. Food for a group , or just for one. […] Continue reading →

Finding beauty in the simple life

Finding beauty in the simple life, lavender hedge, find a thing of beauty every day, memories, prepare for retirement It has been so very long since my last post. So long that I cannot remember what I wrote about without checking back. If I do pause to reminisce and check my last article then the internet may drop out. The pause will be like discovering a drawer full of old photos. Memories. Ghosts. Sadness. […] Continue reading →

#frozen#moment in time

#frozen#momentintime, Care Alert, Care Alert for peace of mind, Care Alert smart dialler, Dairy free, dairy free cake, Pause button, refreshment for the soul, #frozen#momentintime A moment in time Fleeting sight through the dappled shade of stately trees A man walking Red setter dogs on long leash in one hand Long Whipper snipper brush cutter in the other hand I could have imagined it were a laird on his croft Or a master of his estate Tramping his lands Minutes […] Continue reading →