With 3 Kate Grenville books waiting. 'The Secret River' is our book club choice this month. I have read it before - have my own copy - and loved it so I decided to get 'Searching for The Secret River' which tells the story of how Grenville came to write it. As it is family research I am sure I will enjoy it! The last few weeks has seen me delve into more of my own family as well as others. At the moment I am enjoying 'The Persimmon Tree' by Bryce Courtenay.
A memorial is an object which serves as a focus for memory of something. Popular forms of memorials include landmark objects or art objects. The shop bought Rocket will be just a memory when it hits the compost bin.
Before putting the Rocket into the compost bin I thought I would show the curly twisted roots of shop bought plants as against the straight root from my own seed.
3 good books from the Op Shop:' The Complete Coffee Book' by Sara Perry, 'That's Another Story' Julie Walters' autobiography & a novel 'The Family Way' by Tony Parsons. Plus blue shirt, blue track pants, a Coca-Cola purse, a set of math things & 'smiley face' sunglasses.
For Shadow Shot Sunday - 'Gossip Girls' What do you think they may be saying?
Every month I put a few seeds of Rocket in various spots in the garden. Here growing with Sage, Rosemary, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena, Parsley and a newly transplanted Tomato all doing well under the stick of a Fig Tree.
Here growing outside the kitchen window over the Strawberry plant which must be divided.... when?
I'll follow the sun around & when I've finished a spot of gardening then it's time to read. Book this week is 'The Bolter' by Frances Osborne the great-grandaughter of Idina Sackville - the woman who scandalised 1920s society and became the inspiration for Nancy Mitford's 'White Mischief's' infamous seductress. Shadow Shot Sunday click here.
My small 'Magic Square' of a garden on the 8th May is half full.
Today it is more than half full due to someone dropping off seedlings of Leeks, Red Onions, Broccoli & that droopy green stuff in the middle that was labeled SB. Silver Beet? Other Saturday Photo Hunt here.
Damn, I forgot to take photos of all the coffee in all the shops I saw today, and I don't have anything around in that colour. Instead here is a shot of a box of rusty nails that seem to be a sort of coffee colour, will that do Blue? More colour at True Colours Thursday.
With the price of cigarettes going sky high one hopes that this young man will STOP smoking and maybe learn to read! Talking about reading, I have just started 'The Lost Quilter' by Jennifer Chiaverini. 'Vanishing Acts' by Jodi Picoult was very intense but a good read.
Yanchep (north of Perth), Western Australia, Australia
Welcome to my blog about day to day living on the coast of Western Australia. An eclectic mix of things that make life interesting.
Born Brighton, Sussex UK arrived Western Australia 1969 never turned back.