WELL, AFTER SUSAN AND SEAN'S VISIT i had jen and rob come from thurs to sunday the following weekend.
We started off with a morning walk on the island in perfect weather
|in front of one of the huge old redgums that came down after the |
fire on the island about eighteen months ago
We repotted and loaded up most of the remaining large plants and pots into their station wagon. also carried out some larger items of furniture i couldn't manage, things to get rid of.
Bill Wheeldon came with his ute and trailer to look over what i had to give away and insisted on paying a small price for everything he took. he brought his 'buying book' and listed everything.
missed getting a photo of the full load driving out the gate - magnificent!!
all fine so bill and rob set to loading up and i joined jenny where she was doing what she does best, lighting a fire. we burned the old rotting cane chairs that have starred in so many sunrise photos. they made another fine photo as they became a brilliant inferno - a conflagration :0)
When we checked on the boys they'd completely loaded up the ute and trailer to the gunnels, bill took EVERYTHING except one sad white plastic chair and the futon. $200 cash - i would've paid him to take it.
jen, rob and i sat around the fire and burned the rest of the junk then heaped up the coals for a bbq tea. the weather's been perfect, chilly nights and clear sunny days, no wind at all. We stayed till after dark, a lovely night and a very satisfying day.
GONE - my last visitors from down south until sunny comes to accompany me on the drive down to indented head.
that was a great visit :0)
|not impressed! the white faced heron|
minus his elegant neck and beak
All the young pelicans are gathering down at the fallen trees and feeding in a beautifully balletic display of syncronised swimming. watching them every day this week i'm amazed at the way they perform everything in unison.
almost finished etta's colourful jacket and now will knit a matching hat, knitting is a wonderful way to unwind after days of still packing, cleaning, chucking and just getting my head around what else needs doing.