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Monday, September 6, 2010

"Makes Me Happy Monday" number 36.

Hello,

A very happy Monday to you. Lots to be happy about here,though some rain would make it better. We have been blessed with sunshine the last week or so. Lovely weather to get out into the garden. That is where we spent most of the weekend. Outside. I noticed our broad beans have started to crop. So we will have some for tea tonight. Nothing like walking a few metres out the back and picking organically grown veg. I am happy that the oranges and mandarins are cropping so well to. In fact we are buying very little in the way of fruit and veg from the shops at the moment.
Over the weekend we drove across to York to check out the new markets. There were lots of people doing the same thing. The restaurant was doing a roaring trade. The markets were held in a big shed adjacent to this building.
This is the side of the main building. It seems to reach for the sky. Can you image being a bricklayer in the 1800's. There was plenty of work around for you.

Can you see on the right hand side of this and the above photo how a window has been bricked over.


After a look around the market we went for a walk down town. We passed a cottage that was for sale. We actually noticed the unusual lead light windows first. Then we saw the name on it. A home for Lucy.



I think this little cottage would suit Lucy. I am sorry I didn't get a photo of the windows up close now,but we were more interested in the name of it. When we left York and got home the footy was on TV. Isn't it great that the Freo Dockers had a win. That certainly made me Happy. Have you noticed the increase in bird life around your garden. The little birds that fly in and get the bugs out of the spider webs are fun to watch. Having lots of birds in the garden makes me happy.
Happy Monday to you all.
Bev C




15 comments:

Bobbie Lynn said...

Good evening Bev,

It is wonderful to pick vegetables and fruits from our garden and the taste of them are so wonderful. The photos of the building are beautiful. I love old buildings and homes. I wish I could afford to buy an old farm house and fix it up and have plenty of area to grow all my veggies. A girl can dream right? : )
Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...and a Happy Monday to you too!! Love the old building...the markets, everything...and then to top it off with Lucy's place!!! Dzintra♥x

Notjustnat said...

I totally agree with you, nothing better than home grown produce. We only have samll ish veg garden, but we get all year round lettuces from it. We have abandon of appricots and plums though. I don't know where in Australia you are, but that building is certainly impressive and Lucy's Cottage is very cute - Hugs Nat

Terriaw said...

Sounds like a great day to be happy about! How lucky you have vegetables AND fruit from your own garden. Our climate gets too cold to grow citrus fruits, but we can do berries in early summer and apples in fall.

retdairyqueen said...

Wish I could get out in the garden
We are having our wettest winter in a long time Water laying every where At least we arent getting the floods that other parts of Victoria are getting
Good weather for staying by the fire and sewing

Simone de Klerk said...

It looks like you had a lovely time!
And oh, how I would love to come over and see your garden!

Anita said...

Hi BEv, York is lovely isn't it? As soon as you turn into the main street it's like you have gone back 100 years. Just fabulous buildings. Love the name on the building. Kind regards, Anita.

Cybele's patch said...

A lot to be happy Bev. I envy you with all the fresh yummies from your garden. All we have is weed...
Looks like a wonderful visit to York. The building is restored beautifully.

Mitzi Curi said...

I love that beautiful red brick building, and the house for Lucy is adorable! Thanks for the glimpses of your part of the world!

Sue said...

Loved your pics of York. Remember we have a date there in November. I'm looking forward to really meeting you.

Maria said...

The markets in York are great. It's a lovely little town.

Pauline said...

Love Lucy's Cottage, Bev. And the old buildings. Glad you had a happy Monday!

Rosy Inspiration said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. I think the window shutters on that cottage are simply gorgeous.

Tiffany said...

I love old buildings and that one is a beauty! Nice photo. Looks like a good trip to York. We've been harvesting the apples already as it's an early year for them. We are heading into Fall here and the weather is cooling a bit. Soon it will be pumpkins & squash & cider, and just the best time of year.

Sally said...

That sounds wonderful... I think we'll be making a day trip out to York very soon to check out the markets! Thanks for the hot tip.