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Our need for water

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Memories of a recent school run whence I picked up and drove home two of our grandsons

Question – Bailey, are there puddles at school after all the rain?

Answer – Yes, a big one on the Basketball court. But last week is was REALLY BIG!

Question – Bailey can you climb into your car seat without stepping in this big river of water in the gutter?

Answer – Look Grandma, as he carefully dips the toe of his shoe in the water…the water goes around my shoe.

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Boys and water are attracting poles on magnets.

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Boys of all sizes loving the Beach!

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So on we drive through the country

“Grandma, did you know it isn’t Summer anymore?

It is”. ..pause…

I help with the starting syllable, Au…

“AUTUMN” is the response

“I have to look at our house for the coloured leaves ” was the wise comment from Mr5yr old who has just started school.

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Having completed my grandma love errand and remembering Bailey’s words I then made this observation.

It being March 2nd, the leaves on the Manchurian Pear trees not two minutes from our house are changing colour to the brightest red and falling.
What beauty surrounds us if we can but see it

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We had heat wave maybe a week past then cool change.
Presently sunshine, grey skies, rain and humidity

Poor nature is so confused

Lawns are growing so lush and fast they look to be on steroids.

Maybe the rain will ease enough for the lawn mowers to go out to work…it has been very quiet on that front in the neighbourhood!

A note for hubby. Buy fuel for the mower before the can is empty and lawns are humungeous . He discovered this for himself having gotten changed into gardening attire ready for action.

But a feast for the eyes is the greenness everywhere on hills which would normally be brown.

A benefit too is the fact that there is no need to water the garden…the postman delivered our latest water bill …need I say more?

Even though our Australian summer was very hot and dry I could not starve the garden. I love being out there too much.

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Thankful for our beautiful surroundings which creates food for the soul.

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Savour The Moment

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#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 →

#when

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#Pause

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Finding Beauty in the Broken

Finding beauty in the broken, beauty in brokenness, circle of friends, family, Finding beauty in the broken, how to find inner beauty, How to see inner beauty, kintsugi, Life is a mosaic, Texas, Wellness ,Memories Whilst having a quiet day home today I came upon an interesting article. It made me think. About life, people and things. But let’s take a few steps back some years to when my son and his wife came visiting from Texas. Texas shares it’s border with Mexico, so naturally there is quite a connection […] Continue reading →

Post-it note to remember

Do you keep a diary, family time, grandparents and family time, happy, Memories, Post-it note, Post-it note to remember, sense of adventure, support network, team work, Renovating, hedging, garden hedge, garden hedge for privacy, children playing, re-purposed toys, soaking rain , deep watering, raindrops, new growth, morgueFile free photos, anitapepppers, clay in the hands of the potter, post-it note, jdurham@morgueFile free photos This is a Post-it note Notebook Diary to myself To remember Old-timer Waiting patiently for a new outfit Having been so very patient Hoping to be smartened up Forgotten Neglected Once so bright and fresh… A garden bed Waiting Waiting a year? Old drainage removed from two sides of garden Thanks Liam and friend for […] Continue reading →

Australia Day at home

Adventure, Australia Day, Australian bush, children, country, family, family time, Fun in the fresh air, grandchildren, joy, Memories, sense of adventure, Adventure, Australia Day, Australian bush, children, country, family, family time, Fun in the fresh air, grandchildren, joy, Memories, sense of adventure, Privileged to live in Australia Retired Grandparents With time to spare Or so we thought We wouldn’t have it any other way Wonderfully blessed Making memories AUSTRALIA DAY AT HOME Jan 26 2015 A hard day here Sitting on the back verandah on this Australia Day Australia a land of contrasts indeed… Deep fried in […] Continue reading →

#resilience

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