GREAT TO HAVE GAIL HERE
|WHOOPS snagged on my climbing rose|
WE spent friday relaxing - gin and tonics out on the grass, a long walk along the river up to thegoa lagoon and back. it was a perfect sunny day, so good after the yucky windy dusty weather we've been having. dinner at home, a movie - a chilled out day with my dear friend.
above - tiny pigface
plants push up through
the dry earth - it looks
like a navajo desert
|the neverending job - keeping things watered|
SATURDAY - a beautiful day - about 32deg, sunny, clear. we drove into mildura and took the river cruise on old paddlesteamer the Rothbury - it goes through lock 11 so i was able to learn just how the lock works, also the weir. i'm always hearing people talking about putting and a taking out the boards, never knew what it meant - now i do.
|shadows on the lock|
|the lock gates opening to allow the water level to drop|
|the lower mildura flag|
LUNCH UNDER THE VINES
|at stefano's cafe bakery -|
We finished the day with scrabble on the river bank and another dinner at home.
TOOK GAIL to the airport for a 10 a.m. flight
gail's coffee above - a nice fat heart on top
my coffee - a weird face, could it be Alf ??
|it was my birthday today - good friend donnie had|
a lunch for me, julie and kevin and ruth, donnie and
and peter and me, lovely to spend the afternoon
|lovely old bins outside donnie's chook pen|
|i'm thrilled to see three black swans on the lock, since i've been here there have been none - so many other birds, and plenty of black swans in mildura and all along the river but not here. i hope they stay and move along to my place|