Friday, 31 January 2014

Skywatch Friday

Dark, grey sky to start the day.
I guess it was wishful thinking that we would actually get a decent drop of rain.
It has all but passed us by.
Linking with Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 30 January 2014

C is for COFFEE

Cappuccino, Cafe Latte, or maybe just an espresso, chances are that either will fix your craving for caffeine.

 To make your perfect cup of coffee you need a machine capable of delivering the crema, that creamy coffee layer on top. It doesn't have to cost a lot, mine was cheap

I use a clear cup so you can see my coffee.

A slice of fruit cake with currants and cherries goes down a treat for morning tea

It is now time for me to sit and enjoy my cup of coffee. What are you having?

Linking with  ABC Wednesday

Friday, 24 January 2014

Tonight's Sunset

Looking down our street as the sun sets slowly in the west tonight
Linking with   Skywatch Friday

Thursday, 23 January 2014

A Little Visitor

Having bushland opposite me, I can't be surprised when little visitors drop in. Today this lizard decided to come into my patio. I spotted him coming up the steps, otherwise I would have missed him. Yesterday, our neighbour came rushing in, letting us know there was a snake in the front garden.  Thankfully he was able to catch and kill it as it was extremely venomous. With dogs and small children next door we couldn't be too careful. I don't mind lizards or goannas, but I am very wary of snakes, so much so that I won't go bushwalking in the summer because of them.

The last I saw of him he was headed for the back garden, no doubt I will see him again sometime

This goanna was hiding under a bush in the front garden, hubby got a fright when he put his hand on it while weeding, he was relocated back to the bush, in a bucket.

Linking with  Rurality Blog Hop #47

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

B is for Beringbooding

At Beringbooding Rock view this  unBelievable Balancing Boulder. 

Linking with ABC Wednesday

A wall was Built around Beringbooding Rock in 1937  to divert water into the Biggest rock water catchment tank in Australia. It holds 2 1/4 million gallons of water 

Gnamma holes like this one, supply water for Birds and Big kangaroos (little ones too)

Beautiful views can Be seen from Beringbooding Rock

Beringbooding is east of the town of  Beacon in the WheatBelt area of Western Australia

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Ruby Tuesday Too

If there is one thing that has welcomed the heat these past weeks, it's my tomatoes. Red, ripe and delicious, I have made jars of  relish, pasta sauce, salsa and semi dried some.
Linking with Ruby Tuesday Too

Monday, 13 January 2014

Monday Mellow Yellows

It has surprised me that anything is still alive in my garden after our weekend of extreme heat. The temps have  hit 45 degrees (celcius) for the past 3 days up here. Thankfully a cooler change has come today.   Linking with Monday Mellow Yellows

1 solitary hibiscus flower in shade has survived. Most of the other buds have shrivelled.

These hardy little daisy type flowers are still trying to smile (I don't know what these actually are)

Friday, 10 January 2014

Fidays Fences

I spotted this cute little cottage with it's white picket fence while I was out on a walk yesterday. Due to termites being a problem through out the wheatbelt, this fence is actually constructed of plastic, therefore no termite damage and no painting. 

Linking with Fridays Fences

Monday, 6 January 2014


This mural is at the Goomalling Historical Museum, which wasn't open yesterday when we thought we would finally stop and have a look. The town was deserted so I don't blame anyone for not wanting to hang around all day on the off chance a traveller would stop by. This building was once an old school room and I like how the class room is as if you are looking through the window. The children would have walked, ridden their horses or caught the school bus  in days gone by.

Linking with Monday Mural

Goomalling in Aboriginal means home of possums. 

Friday, 3 January 2014

Skywatch Friday

Tonight's firey sunset. Taken at 7-03 pm  
Linking with Skywatch

Fridays Fences

St Peters Church sits high at the end of the street. The old stone fence is perfect for ground covers to spill over.
Linking with Fridays Fences

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Looking Back

If someone had told me on at the beginning of last year that I would sell my house, move to the country and quit my job I would have laughed at them.  That is exactly what we did in the space of 2 and a half months. Our house was put on the market towards the end of January and sold within 1 week. We then bought another one in the country and moved in 8 weeks later. I finished work a week before we moved up here. The surprising thing is that along the way there were no hiccups, the sale and the move ran like clockwork. We are now happily enjoying our "tree change". We have made some new friends, have great neighbours, and have been made most welcome into the community. We have had some work to do around the house as it had been empty for over 2 years. The gardens are now back in shape and we have received many compliments for our hard work. We planted a vegetable garden and have been enjoying our fresh produce now for many months. As the months have passed we have seen the changing colours of the countryside from brown to green to yellow and now as the summer heat hits it is quickly back to it's brown hues.  The bush came alive during spring with a multitude of vibrant wildflowers. It was astounding to see what looked like scraggly bushes just come alive with colour.  Sometimes in life the things that are not planned are the things that work out the better and our move to the country has been the best.

Happy New Year, may 2014 bring happiness to all

The changing colours of the countryside in mosaic

Wildflowers galore

The garden  as it was when we moved in

Sometime later

Beginnings of a vege garden

A small sample from our garden