October the first.

Is this the last burst of wet and windy weather forcing it's way into our lives?

These poor girls have been hanging around outside all winter.

Small hints of summer were given to us last week and make us anxious for the warmth and promise of days in the garden, eating outdoors and preparing the swimming pool.


We have a long weekend here in South Australia and it's often a time for  a break away from the hum drum. But it's going to rain most of the time… so the  gardening has to wait and the tomato plants and new olive trees  will be purchased next weekend… (maybe)

The air is saturated with Eucalyptus, the ground is littered with these little hats, the covering of the gum blossom.



Our tree, a Tasmanian blue gum was planted 40 years ago… and these little people created by the wonderful May Gibbs live in there.

However, at this time of the year they are a bit of a nuisance.

I have a mountain of work to do but nothing pressing so I'm taking time out for a few days.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jean Shute says:

    Oh Pam, you’re just hoping for the coming summer and our summer is hanging on valiantly with a hint of the winter to come here in the Northwest of the U.S.. Winter is my least favorite season, but it does focus on all the indoor creative time, so not all bad. Love your photos.

  2. Paty Silva says:

    Happy birthday Pam, Mexico City is pretty far to give you a real hug, but I sed you a virtual one, and being with your family will make it perfect

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