Tuesday, 11 June 2013


AS I WRITE i'm watching a most beautiful egret flying up the river, that graceful slow beat of the wings is so elegant.

but on to online shopping  -  living in the country makes it so easy.  in melbourne staying home for a courier or even finding out when they were coming was always a big pain,
but here i order (specially fun is my favorite site STYLETREAD,  shoes shoes shoes) and before i know it the courier van is right outside the door, delivering them to me personally or leaving under cover.  it's great - in an apartment with a security door that's impossible.

my latest purchase (love em)

HELEN AND DON - they called in overnight on a long weekend camping trip up to broken hill and back through menindi lakes.  we had a lovely afternoon sitting out in gorgeous
warm winter sun,  big dinner of lambshanks and mash and of course, the traditional game of scrabble

off down the drive on their way up the silver city hghway. the drive is looking pretty uneven and i think if it rains much more it'll become impassable.  i have to find out how much to grade and gravel it.

eucalyptus torquata (coral gum). one of many i've planted but i really hope this one survives, it's the feature in the middle of the circular drive and i know it's a really hardy gum, so fingers crossed. 

Last night was a big
and beautiful dinner at julie and kev's, i stayed the night and this was the sky on the way home to wentworth at 7am 
I love these old 'blockie's' houses,   rambling old homes in the middle of the vineyards surrounded by
huge old trees, so many of which are bright red and gold right now. a vineyard up here is called

 a block so if you're on one, you're a blockie.

most of the vines are bare and some are already pruned

MR. PELICAN was here to welcome me home


  1. Ooh, I have serious shoe envy! Especially this week here, monsoonal and cool enough to wear socks and shoes. My toes are actually feeling cold as I type. But then up popped Helen and Don! Great pic of them! x

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