Wednesday, 29 May 2019


DEFINITELY INDOOR WEATHER right now - good for me to be concentrating on my grant applications.  yesterday was spent running around organising a new hot water service. This morning ... steaming hot water, what a treat.   lots of money spent though, money i don't have right now :0(
Nothing much happening - i'm better after that rotten lurgy but still a bit indoorsy.  i'll have to crank myself into gear and start walking again.

little resident
catching bugs
on the
lots of knitting going on - i've got the bug

    this fabulous cloud sailed over during the week

LAST SUNDAY  we had a working bee down
at the Makers building to get the garden into
some shape.  richard's been working hard on the
bare bones and they worked out a watering
system.  I spent a pleasant four hours planting a
whole lot of herb and plant cuttings i've been
growing.  a good day's work

we had company all day, magpies, a butcher bird and two willy wagtails came amazingly close to get the little flying red ants
that were disturbed out of the soil

i planted geraniums, irises, oregano and rosemary and a bunch of stripey strappy plants that a neighbour brought over when she saw us working.

is in full swing but from the sounds of the wind outside i think the leaves will be gone in a few days

still working on my grant application, it's due this week - trying    out character sketches for romeo & juliet

Thursday, 23 May 2019


WELL IT'S BEEN A WEEK of laying low and eating chicken soup loaded with garlic and ginger.  i'm feeling almost human now and there's an airbnb guest in the bedroom next to me.  i think we may go for a walk on the island this morning, she's a writer.
i'm pretty much housebound writing applications for grants. god, i'd love it if i could get one.  Gathering more reference for romeo and juliet and will get some drawings and hopefully a rough storyboard together to include in my submission.

i've discovered the
best way to get 
images from tv
is to use my 
phone and the
laptop - stan &
netflix have a great
range of historical
it's lovely to see new pics of little goldie, mark & lani's daughter. she's completely changed since i last saw here, what a little sweetie and she's gone blonde!  hope to see her in the flesh when i'm in melbourne in july

Monday, 20 May 2019


THREE NIGHTS of beautiful full moons coming up over lock 10. each one different.

NIGHT ONE - a complete sky of cloud patterns

NIGHT THREE - moody skies

NIGHT TWO - a misty night

Thursday, 16 May 2019


SINCE MY LAST POST we've had rain, the huge goat moths suddenly appeared, eerily sitting all over the verandah and door. it's a sure sign rain's on the way, they come out of large holes in the ground to hopefully mate before being cleaned up by owls and other hungry critters.  in the morning i collected a lot of beautiful wings from the verandah -  creepy.

the rain lasted all night and everything was divinely damp, but then two weeks without.  i've been away down south for the mothers day weekend and it rained one day after i left too. such a relief. SOME NICE PICS of rene and the kids from tokyo 

DORIS DAY  - passed away at home aged 97, good on her. four unhappy marriages but finally living with lots of dogs and fighting for animal rights.  what a golden voice she had

 i've got the knitting bug.
creatively i'm going thru
a bit of a dry spell so it's
good to do something
fun with colour - being
productive while researching
various versions of
romeo and juliet for my
grant application.

THE RAIN brought some spectacular skies and sunsets

such a beautiful
 time of
year here, still 
mornings and
reflections on
the river

 morning walks
through the
cemetery -
the headstones
look lovely in
the autumn

AFTER THE RAIN - the top dries out so fast, fabulous patterns
MAY 9  -  I DROVE DOWN to the grampians to visit don on the way to torquay - spent a nice night with jenny and freddie, then on saturday picked sunny up from the station to have brekky with the crew, susan came down on the bus, anne and den, jen and rob, jenny and freddy, anne and dennis and denise.  upstairs in the sun, a very nice morning.   we had an easy afternoon and then went up to the old geelong papermills to see gail and the girls performing. boy, have they got their mojo back!! 
firing on all cylinders

    so lovely to have a weekend with sunny

we had a very long walk sunday morning along the dog beach - i've never seen so many ecstatic smiling dogs :0)  a beautiful morning and the perfect mothers day morning. 

SUNDAY afternoon we drove to melbourne after a visit to geelong gallery where denise was on duty, a great john wolseley exhibition there.  then lunch in the sun in the lovely library cafe before heading up the highway.  i stayed with vicki for a lazy night in then drove home on monday.  a long all day drive.  next morning - woke up with a lurgy so now i'm in bed feeling like crap and i have to mount two large 70x70cm photos on foamcore for tomorrow's group exhibition at the town hall.   sigh.  i did spend all afternoon yesterday chopping and simmering a pile of fresh vegies and herbs from sue's garden with a chicken to make 'immune boosting soup' which popped up in my emails courtesy GMHBA.


VICKI gave me
this stripy swordy
plant,  lots of
pieces with
roots that have
been struck in
water - hope they
take off, they 're
a nice contrast