Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Yesterdays shopping, some bought, some bought at half price, some freely given away. I was also given a Cos lettuce & some spring onions. I can see the makings of a salad.

If you'd like to see more Ruby Tuesday photos, go visit Mary at Work of the Poet!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #84

These 3 were waiting to be picked up from my neighbours verge, now been passed on to a friend.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #115

Wonderful weather although we do need more rain.
I enjoyed reading Julie Walters autobiography. Then it was on to 'The White Masai', how ever did it become a best seller! Next came Judy Cassab bio by Brenda Niall but I only got through to page 79 when I decided to leave it 'till later (I will get back to it, just wanted to read a simple novel!). So now it gives me a chance to sit in the sun and escape to Cornwall for a while, nice!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 47

A few more bags of soil/potting mix and I will be able to start my next 4 square plot.

Friday, August 27, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 8

Photo taken on the evening of 22nd August 2010...............

....................looking towards the ocean from my back yard.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nesting Treasures

This little nest is just under 4 ins x 4ins, the 'bird' sitting in it is a bit of a nut (from a tree!)

And this one is even smaller at 3ins, filled with feathers from the pink & grey Galahs.
Nests, nuts & feathers found in a garden.
Post inspired by Hey Harriet.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

Go to OIL Punk to see more about this amazing car.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cloudy with a chance of rain

Climate change putting a damper on the political mess?
A broad cloud band stretching from WA through to NSW and QLD in humid winds aloft is generating patchy rain. A cold front is pushing through the southeast, delivering gusty showers and lowering snowfalls. Low cloud over southern WA in onshore winds is causing the odd shower.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #118

Australia is facing its first hung parliament in 70 years after a night of vote-counting failed to deliver a majority to either prime minister Julia Gillard or her challenger Tony Abbott. So what to do today? Suggest they toss a coin? Play Two-up? Go for a walk? Do some gardening? Fly around the world on computer?

Maybe just lie around in the sun being sprinkled with rainbows?
Read some books?

It's all a bit of a laugh really except that it's not funny!!
Maybe this is how the rest of the world see Australia.

So what have I decided to do? Make bread by pushing a few buttons, put the car in the sun ('cause the wind is cold and so is the house) and read the book I keep forgetting to read.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 46

Potatoes, tomatoes & spinach.

Lettuce, green & red, spinach, parsley, spring onions & some very small leeks.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Family History

Finding out some more about my great, great grandfather John Beck born in Brentford in 1796.
Married Sarah Stone about 1818 don't know where yet. They had eight children that I know of.
He died 2nd March 1869 in Weymouth (no idea what he was doing there!) and by the looks of it didn't leave much in the way of any 'Effects' for the family. He is buried at St. Mary's Church, Northolt as were most of the children wherever they died. His wife Sarah died in 1844.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

Postcard # 26 Friends & Faux sent on it's way.

Henry Gerald Seymour BUTLER 18.8.1904 - 27.1.1992.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

A couple of free mugs from the local IGA.
Not that I drink this soup!
Go here to see more 'Rubies'.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #82

Seen at the garden centre.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #117

Book Club choice for August.

All alone.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 45

Rocket (or arugula) growing like a weed.

Potatoes - I can hardly wait!

Friday, August 13, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 5

Sky at 1.30 on Friday 13th

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wet stuff.

Rain at last!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

Lost or just plain dumped?
Found at a shopping centre.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Part of the RED collection.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #81

Play area at the Alexander Library in Perth.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #116

Nearly finished '1788' - the other 3 are to keep me sane & healthy.

Handmade paperweight on the window ledge.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 44

Green stuff for a sandwich.

Now that's a sandwich! Home made bread with cottage cheese & green stuff from the garden.

Friday, August 06, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 4

Yanchep coastal view on a cloudy day.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

A little light rain

I was out all day without camera, so here is one I prepared earlier!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

What is THIS doing in someones front yard?

on another note we have this:

Economic Stimulus Package

It's a slow day in a dusty little Australian town. The sun is beating down and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

On this particular day, a rich tourist from down south is driving through town , stops at the local motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night in.

The owner gives him keys to a few rooms and as soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the $100 bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his drinks bill at the local pub.

The publican slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar , who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer him "services" on credit.

The hooker rushes to the motel and pays off her room bill to the motel owner with the $100.

The motel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveller will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything.

However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Australian Government's stimulus package works!!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

What's that?

Angie & Rylan. Lookalike?

Monday, August 02, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #80

and so the digging up of Yanchep goes on & on.........
so, yellow but not so mellow. Just wish some trees would be saved!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday 115

Almost finished 'The House by the Thames' by Gillian Tindall. Thoroughly enjoying the history of a house on the South bank of the Thames opposite St Paul’s, the history of the area and residents of the house throughout the centuries. I'm also looking again at the book about 'Northolt', magnifying glass to pinpoint the farm where my grandad was born.

Under the gum tree. Lots of shadows.