Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Catching Up

Firstly let me say thank you for your kind thoughts with Matildas passing. I have felt a little at a loss without her company and hence have not been motivated to write or share despite being out and about, mainly trying to fill the void.

I've been off blackberry picking again. I really enjoy taking off for a drive into the country and am most contented to play search and destroy with the blackberry bushes. I have definitely become more adept at the skill of picking fruit without totally destroying my skin. I have now a healthy tanned glow on my face and lower arms, the rest of me is lighter as I remained covered to protect myself from the brambles. I must look a sight in my bright orange shirt and baggy pants, picking away madly on the side of the road.

On Friday the Tour Down Under, cycling race was passing through the region near where I was picking. I saw the community race and actually drove alongside some of the riders as they headed through the hills. I didn't hang around to watch the race as that would have been a few hours away but I think I will plan next year to set up camp on the roadside and cheer a favourite South Aussie along. Sorry i didn't think to take photos. But I did photograph this beautiful display of natives,  a pink flowering eucalypt which was quite a sight from a distance and up close.

This little guy was visiting the fig tree with his mates and having quite a time chomping into the figs, but at least they are pretty to look at although very noisy

And lastly I realised that December never had a moment to shine
so here is the month that was...December


  1. keeping busy is best and I'm glad you gave an update! I think it takes a while to get over the loss of a loved one. Glad you figured out to skillfully pick berries without scrapes :)

  2. I am so sorry for your grief.
    As Karen puts it: to keep busy is the best thing to do.
    And taking pictures is one thing to let yourself be diverted. I like the pink flowers, they are absolutely gorgeous. sometimes I am very jealous of the exotic place you are able to live.
    (diving in the water in december!!!)

    And I wonder: who are the 3 gorgeous boys in the picture? Is one of them your boy?

  3. I have a tear in my eye as I gaze upon the photo of your Matilda. Lovely photos.....again. That pink flower eucalypt is so pretty. Sending you hugs!

  4. Just look at all those delicious blackberries. Have you been jam making?


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