Thursday, October 08, 2015

An exciting week in North Queensland...

It's been very exciting in FNQ with the Cowboys' big win. We've been hanging out for this for years. We  had family staying for the big game and the girls decorated the TV area with plenty of posters supporting the team and they even taught us the Cowboys' song!

And my husband cooked the most scrumptiously delicious post-game roast lamb.

The girls also went fishing with Pappy to re-stock the fishpond.

And a great time was had by all!!!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

My new love affair with spring...

I've written here before about my love of autumn and winter. Living in the tropics, we brace ourselves for summer (as opposed to em-bracing it) or we head south. Summer is heat, humidity and cyclones. And spring is often uncomfortably warm... a warning of what's to come.

This spring (so far -- and I'll probably regret saying this out loud) has been glorious with beautiful cool, sunny days with a light breeze. Perfect weather for being outdoors --which is something of a problem for a writer on a deadline.

But as gardening is my main form of exercise, it's important. Right?

And this spring I've been indulging in my love of dainty, romantic flowers. I've planted them in the ground.

In pots.
 And in hanging baskets.

 I've even planted them around the fishpond (currently minus fish, but granddaughters are coming and that will be rectified).

And I'm loving their generous showy display.

What are you doing this spring? Or autumn if you're on the other side of the globe?