Saturday, October 16, 2010

Back to Paradise

We needed somewhere to store our messy and muddy shoes after coming in from the garden, so today we went shopping and bought this great bench/cupboard to keep the area near the front door tidy.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Autumn Herbs

So many things are flowering this autumn. So lovely.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Autumn weeds

They looked so pretty these Autumn weeds, I couldn't resist displaying them.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Summer is over


Summer is over for another year. It wasn't such a good one for us with a sick cat, a large branch through the roof during a storm and all my tomatoes, capsicums and yellow squash succumbing to the humidity before they bore any fruit. On the bright side, we have had many frogs hatch from the tadpoles in our tiny pond and the tropical vegetables like Ceylon spinach and sweet potato doing very well.
This little fellow is smaller than my thumb and lives near our front entry. Either beside our Ganesha statue or on a Strelitzia Nicolai leaf. It's great to know that other creatures love living here as much as we do.
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Spires


Hubby's been busy making and installing spires on our roofs. I think they add to the overall Asian feel of the house.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sandpaper fig jam

This is the first year the sandpaper figs have looked edible. Usually they are dry and cauliforous. This year they are delicious, but you need to get them at just the right time. There's a tree at the side of our creek that has really delivered. The jam I made from them is as good if not better than jam made from the Mediterranean variety of fig.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Living near the end of the valley....

there are times you can almost hear the banjo's dueling.