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Friday, 11 May 2012

Friday's Photos...

If you're expecting my Simple Woman's Daybook today, then I apologise....
and if you're not...then why not? ;D
Basically my excuse is that I've ran out of time this week. I know...how could I? 
But I may get a chance over the coming weekend. Who knows?
There's word that we could have some rain...so there may well be time for another post! 
Unless of course, I'm whisked away somewhere quite exotic, warm and totally self-indulging for Mother's Day...other than the option to launch myself into the ironing pile that's now resembling a monument, I suppose. Well that'll be warm but hardly exotic!
But the weather this week has been extraordinary for autumn, so I've been out and about taking snap shots of all the beautiful things that have caught my attention....well some of them anyway.
Like this tree that stopped me in my tracks this morning. I immediately saw a traffic light!
Can you see what I mean? Okay maybe you had to be there?
Then to see the stop sign nearby just made me giggle...okay it doesn't take much ;D
But then here's a tree that's definitely got high blood pressure, angry or just loving making a statement dressed in red! (apologies for the photo ~ it was so bright and sunny)

I love this tree...but then I love all trees I guess. At different times of the day it changes...really putting on a show for everyone.

After drawing the Protea plant last week, I saw this huge plant growing in a nearby garden. I didn't realise how large the plant can grow. This shot was obviously after a shower with the raindrops still evident.

So yes, we have had some rain which means mushrooms. I have to confess I know nothing about mushrooms growing in the wild, so stay well clear and just admire them from afar...but I do like the idea of wandering around the woods with my little basket collecting them. Maybe one day?

For now I'll play safe and collect mine from my lovely local veggie store....

So with lots of sunshine and showers it's not surprising that the lemon trees profusely producing wonderful lemons in abundance!
Unfortunately this particular tree isn't in our garden but we do have about a 12 lemons on ours, so I'm very happy. 
My OH is ecstatic because that means there's enough for his beloved lemon tart!

The eucalyptus flower caught my eye especially with having the three stages of development all on the same stem ~ well that's what I think it is, but if I'm wrong please let me know.

But autumn is drawing to a close and winter should be knocking on the door, although you'd never guess with today's weather. 

I'd have a cosy warm feeling having this wood pile waiting nearby the house...
I really miss our open fire...(sigh)....I'm putting one on my wish list for our next house!

So wherever you are right now, I hope the sun shines on you this weekend....enjoy and Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's out there :D


  1. Love your Autumn photos.Have a lovely Mother's Day!My mum is coming for lunch, and we'll be cooking her favourite foods.

    1. I'm glad you like my photos Judy. The colours are amazing just now but I don't think my camera really does them justice.

      I love the fact that you're going to be spending time with your Mum cooking her favourite things on Mother's Day. I always think cooking together with people you love is very special and will bring wonderful memories :D
      I wish my Mum was coming to lunch...sadly she passed away two years ago.
      Have a wonderful day xoxo

  2. What beautiful photos Neesie! I love the colours. I didn't know that the leaves changed colours down under! You learn something new every day! I used to have a house, well several different houses, with wood burning stoves. There is something very very comforting about a wood fire in the winter! xxoo

    1. Thanks Marie, but I've yet to see Canada in the fall (which is on my plan at some stage) but I can imagine that's spectacular too.

      I always like to try and bring snippets of info about Melbourne and Oz that will appeal to readers across the globe.

      We've had wood burners in previous homes and that's why I'm really missing one. The nearest I've got is my pot-bellied stove outside. Beggars can't be choosers!

      Have a wonderful weekend. Hopefully the sun will shine ;D

  3. Oh my that tree is amazing, such colour and vibrancy! Love the log pic too and the way you catch the light. Great photography. Take care Zo xx

    1. Isn't it just Zo,
      I love to see all the colours but I'm beginning to tire of sweeping all the leaves up...they just keep coming ;D
      I can't help myself when I see something I want to photograph...for instance, I hadn't realised that those logs were halfway down someone's driveway until my hubby pointed out the fact!
      Thanks for stopping by...I hope you have a wonderful weekend :D

  4. lovely pictures of your autum there. Here in Norway, it still spring and we are looking for more growth and sunshine:)

    1. Hi Joy,
      I wish we were heading into spring...but then I do love all the different seasons, for different reasons (oh that rhymes!).
      When we lived in the Middle East and South East Asia, I missed them so much...so I'll not complain and just appreciate the changes.
      Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for popping over to my place ;D

  5. Your trees are so gorgeous down there, such beautiful photos. We don't get the autumn colours but today we have arctic weather. It is only 19 deg and I am frozen solid. It was 27 deg yesterday, so I don't know what happened today. Starting to think that Queensland moved overnight and is now in Tasmania!! We don't even own a heater, so I might like to borrow that woodpile you have there.
    Hope you had a wonderful mothers day.
    Von :)

    1. Hi Von, yep it was chilly here yesterday, so it must have travelled on to you...I was thankful that we have heating in this house. No wood burner though :(
      I'm not sure the woodpile owners would be happy if they lost thier stash...it looks like they've been collecting for quite a while.
      When I first came to Australia I was so surprised to be cold here...I just never put the two together ~ cold and Oz!
      Have a wonderful week Von...so good to have you stop by.
      Keep cosy ;D


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