Thursday, 18 December 2014

Cherry Picking

Cherry Picking (our first time) at Marble Hill

Such attractive animal life in the cherry orchard

 Yolly must have got a pit in her eye (After I taught the kids how to cherry pit spit!)

We picked over 6 kilograms of cherries and probably ate just as many
 The bright red cherries are morello cherries, they look beautiful but are sour cherries for cooking.

                        Cheeky and flamboyant attire worn in the cherry orchard, what a monkey.

How many kilos of cherries did we eat? Some people obviously ate too many because tummy grumbles could be heard in the car and some were none to pleasant to sit near!

                          Some of the most attractive people are found cherry picking!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Jam Jar Cover- Spring On A Jar

I picked these flowers yesterday on the walk over the hill and unceremoniously dumped them in a vase. i quite like a wild arrangement, a bit like my personality - all over the shop. Enough said about that.
I made a few little sweet flowers grouped them together and voila - top made.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Back Over The Hill

Yup. I've been out walking again. A storm is predicted overnight (thats not good news if you want to go cherry picking - which is what I was hoping to do tomorrow -not going to happen) Anyway the change in weather is beginning to show in the evening sky tonight although it remains very mild in temperature. I started my walk at 8.15pm this evening. Still enough light to take a few photos and the light is interesting as it throws a glow over the hill face.

Now I apologise for the number of sky shots tonight but every time I turned a corner the light had changed with the landscape.

A warm glow throwing orange light onto drying seed heads

A succession of shots and drawing in focus

And back to visit the thistles. Dont they look different in the softened lights of the evening sky, a little more orange with the purple. Already the heads have changed

This one is a favourite.. I love the veil of browny pink of the grasses and the iridescent purple in this light

fuzzy seed heads

All of that in half an hour

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November - The Month That Was

Wow another year almost over, not just another month. I am really glad for this photographic diary otherwise I feel I would never have done anything. Looks like a colourful month but really only captures a few moments in time. I haven't included a day on the beach snorkelling because I didn't take photo but it was magnificent and the fish were fun to look at, or construction of Ikea furniture twice...two days of merciless screwing together of bolts for someone else- never again! and lots and lots of paper cutting for the ward decorations- currently only half done. I haven't included op shop days and purchases and also a few days of being sick. Really it was a busy month. I gained weight urggh! Too many dinners out and too many glasses of wine ( really never too many but my waist is telling me so)
Well heres to hoping for another eventful but sake month. Cheers!

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Crochet jam cover

I had a little crochet session last week and had these little jam jar covers done before last Thursday but I hadn't gotten round to hot gluing them onto the lids and photographing them.

I am making these jars in preparation for blackberry picking season.

The blackberry photos are from last years trek to pick berries where I got bitten by the hugest inch ant you ever saw.
I dont know whether it was providence or pure luck but on the way to picking we stopped in a bakery that had apple cider vinegar with the mother available to purchase.  I of course bought one.
Why am I telling you this?
Well when I was bitten by this TWO inch ant ( it was bloody enormous and I really must be expansive about its size) , I was able to relieve the stinging by applying vinegar. So I was always meant to be bitten by an inch ant or I was always going to be able to alleviate the pain with the good fortune of having purchased vinegar. It really was a strange thing for me to buy in  a bakery.

Anyhoo I am madly making a  million jam jar covers of varying designs in preparation for the exceptionally large number of jars of jam that I will produce of course..nothing like being ambitious.
I am down to my last jar of jam from last year ( I eat a lot of it on my yoghurt in the morning with muesli...mmm mmm yummo) so I will be happy to replenish my stocks

The white flowered jar was my first effort and wasn't a grand fit but my second effort is just peachy...23 more jar covers to make.

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