Saturday, 26 January 2008


I wonder how long it will be before we can eat this pineapple?

Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Our very first pumpkin ever!!

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Davidson Plums

It's the season for Davidson Plums. Shelley and I are "harvesting the neighbourhood" and have enough to make Jam, sauce and more Jam. Must have a look at the internet to see what else can be done with Davidson Plums.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Striped Marsh frog

I came in and found a striped Marsh Frog on the side of the pool today. They're usually hiding during daylight hours, so I was quite surprised to see him there. It's nice to see them and not just hear them croaking at night.

Yellow and Red Cherry Tomatoes

Last month I couldn't find any ripe cherry tomatoes, they were all green. Now we have too many. (Mostly yellow, but some red ones too.) Good luck for family and friends.

Monday, 14 January 2008

She's a strange cat

Bow cat is pulling strange faces again! I just can't get her to look at the camera normally today.

Dove's, bees and taking down the Christmas Decorations

It's raining again. Lucky for me it was sunny long enough for a walk, shopping and lunch with a friend in Burleigh. This morning I heard the Wompoo dove for the first time this year. They're not around all the time, but it's easy to hear when they are back.

It's time to take down the flags I use as Christmas decorations. The colours go well with the greenery and bamboo screens. They come to me from Tibet via Berlin. A friend sends me wonderful packages from Berlin whenever she gets back from her exotic holidays. The socks she knits us are my favourites.

Our liriopes are flowering and the bees love the pollen.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Sunshine and Flowers

The sun shone all day. What a nice change from the rain. It took me 15 minutes to find a parking spot at the beach, it seems that everyone had the same idea as me.

Our Agapanthus are at the end of their flowering stage so and are full of seed pods. The little storm lillies are living up to their name and flowering wonderfully.

Friday, 11 January 2008

More Rain

It's still raining! It seems to do nothing but rain this year. The garden is sooo green it hurts your eyes. I love it, it really feels like we live in the tropics. Thank goodness for the little bats that live here and eat all our mosquito's. There's a colony of them here that lives alternately under our deck or up in the blinds. They hang upside down in a cluster all huddled together and from below they look very cute and fluffy.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Dainty Green Tree Frog.

We have discovered another type of frog in our patch of paradise this summer. The dainty green tree frog. We didn't have to look (listen) very far as there are 2 of them on the edge of the pool near our back door.