FLOWERS ARE BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER - it's lovely to wander around the garden on these warm evenings and just see all the flowers blooming.
but first - the most gorgeous bloom of all
I HAD AN XRAY - my foot is healing but not there yet, so i'll take it carefully for a few more weeks. my hip was pretty sore last night so i'm staying with feet up today - sick of it though. there's so much to do outside.
i've been sewing for etta, latest outfit is very breezy for hot weather. i think i've come to the end of sewing for a while. maybe i'll head out to the studio tomorrow. today it's working on romeo and juliet in bed.
THE BUNGALOW IS GONE!! sam and justin arrived about a week ago with the front end loader and a huge long trailer and literally pushed over the container part of the bungalow, loaded it up and took it away. It had bucketed down the night before so the huge tyretreads left a very decorative pattern around the circular garden.
They returned about four days later and annihilated the two room bungalow which was riddled with white ant damage, i'm hoping they don't decide to dine on the house now. plenty of tasty trees out there to eat!
I had a rummage thru the rubble when they'd taken a trailer load away, old newspapers and lino from the 50's and 70's. the birds moved right in for a good stickybeak 😄
Now i have a whole lot of new space to play with, i'm thinking i'll just extend the turning circle of the drive to include the garden that's been left behind, i'll join it in the middle and put a pathway through it, it will lead from the back door to the studio door. i'll let it sit for a while and decide. good old handyman bob called in - he's going to take the tin shed and use it, and he'll moved the clothesline for me so there'll be a nice space to plant out.
MISSING DORIS - it was the 12th anniversary of mum's death on the 26th and i had a couple of days slump as usual, the first day i just lay on the couch and watched whatever, not even any knitting done. but the second day i stayed in bed till mid afternoon, leafing through my journal of that time, lots of photos of all us sisters together at jenny's, flowers everywhere, friends calling in etc. i phoned some friends, sent photos from the journal to others reminiscing on various things we all did in the latter part of the year. nice times spent with sunny at gail's house, staying with vicki over melbourne cup. i did eventually get up and do some sewing and cooking but all in all a very self-pampering day.
ETTA CONTINUES TO AMAZE - little petal one minute, noisy menace (sunny's word not mine :0) the next. I still haven't seen her since she was ten days old - bloody Covid restrictions. i'm happy to see the numbers down from 700 about six weeks ago to 12 yesterday so who knows, the borders may open before too long.
Latest photos say it all :0) gorgeousness with attitude
i just want to stroke those little cheeks