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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Spring is peaking its head around the corner.

Hello,

Well it is not quite Spring here in Australia. It is not far off though. Having a walk around the garden I found quite a few signs. One of the youngest plums I only planted a year or two ago has its spindly branches covered in blooms. This ones fruit doesn't ripen until February/March. It is having a great start to the season.
When we first shifted here we planted a Hardenbergia on the fence right up the back yard. This is one of its offspring. It has seeded itself everywhere. I suppose there would have easily been about 20 plus plants. Some didn't make it through our last summer though. Last weekend we burnt the original plant. It was to tough to pull out.

This is another shade of the Hardenbergia. Several different colours have grown so I guess it is a throwback to one of the original colours.


I have to show this photo of a truck leaving with its load of hay in the main parking area of Goomalling last Sunday. I didn't get all the truck in the photo because he was leaving as we left the cafe. It was a real rush to take the photo. I wonder where the hay is now?



I worked on my cross stitch last night for the Friday-Night-Sew-In. In the end I decided to make a few changes to the pattern. I was disappointed to see that I was given the white Aida cloth instead of the Vintage Blue that was stated on the packet. I will do some blue sky around the building to compensate for this.
The bird fabric that the cross stitch is on I bought from Cathy, who was featured in last Monday's "Makes Me Happy" posting. Yesterday while walking back from the chook yard I had someone follow me. It was a little Robin Red Breast. They seem to have a home nearby because every Spring they fly around the garden.
Enjoy your weekend.
Happy days.
Bev C




15 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

spring is starting to peep it's head up.........

Jenny said...

Oh yes, bring on spring! this cold weather has had it's time ;)
Your cross stitch is so cute, what will you do with it now Bev?

Farm Girl said...

Gorgeous pics Bev - Spring is on it's way. You made great progress on your cross stitch last night.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the peek of spring blossoms, spring is on it's way, woohoo!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Roll on Spring! Luv the colours in you stitchery Bev.
Jane.

Anita said...

Hi Bev, It's funny to think Spring is almost here when this winter there wasn't much rain, but I do love Spring. Oh and by the way.....that truck loaded with hay...I wish it was coming to my house!! Kind regards, Anita.

Sue said...

Your photos are lovely! Soon we will be seeing pretty colors but in shades of autumn! ;)
Spring and fall are my favorites because the colors are so beautiful!!

Loved the truck with the straw photo. We could have used some of that on our field where we just put down a bunch of it after seeding. Would have been a looooonnnnggg way to deliver it though !!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev, Love Spring and all the beautiful colors that it brings. We could use some of that cool weather here. We will be getting up into the 100's today and tomorrow. The cross stitch design came out really. Have a wonderful day.
Blessings

Terriaw said...

Your plum blossoms are so beautiful! I love seeing those flowers pop out in spring - a sure sign. Looks like you had a productive Friday sew-in with that cool cross stitch project. The Robin is our state bird, so how fun to hear they visit you too!

allsewnup said...

Lovely pictures. As you slip into spring soon we will be dropping into fall. Yay!! I love autumn. The colours, the snap in the air and my boys look forward to Halloween.

Carolyn

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I am so ready for spring! Thanks for sharing your garden pictures. Love your cross stitch.

Melissa said...

Of course over here summer is winding down. I have to say your pictures make me jealous!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...yes Spring is slowly coming!!! Wow look at those hay bales...I remember we have bought a few in the past!!! Good on you for getting the cross stitch out...I love doing that...Dzintra♥x

Pauline said...

Hi Bev, I think you are a tad closer to spring that we are. I check every day for a few more signs but so far, except for the daffodils, there aren't many definite signs. Love your spring blossoms. Bring it on!

Mylene said...

It's a while yet before spring for us here, i sure love spring because of all the flowers around. I'm so glad i've taken lots last spring especially with the tulip fields...looking back i can't believe how gorgeous there colours are.
Sorry to hear about the white aida isntead of blue, your progress is coming along great.