Monday, September 24, 2012

Fruits of the Forest

Yum! Native raspberries.
We spotted a patch of these tasty berries growing while taking the dog for a walk,
not far from home.

They can be found growing beside creeks and tracks in sunlit rainforest areas.

And what did I make with them?.........

I baked an apple and native raspberry tart.
It was delish served with a scoop of vanilla icecream.
Am I making you hungry?  :-)

Cheerio for now,
Sandi x
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Garden Day

Today you will find me out and about pottering around the garden.
Lots to do. Cutting back, mulching and weeding.....
Later this afternoon, I will do some baking, a yummy fruit tart and perhaps some lemon butter. The lemon tree is loaded with luscious fruit and our chooks are laying more regularly.
How is your garden going?

Cheerio for now,
Sandi x 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rain at Last

Lovely showers of rain arrived yesterday afternoon.
After nearly two months of waiting, it finally came.....

Today the weather was very changeable
undecided whether to rain or shine......
Foggy early in the day, then a beautiful sunshower in the afternoon.
Wonderful for the garden.

What's the weather doing in your part of the world?

Sandi x
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Love a Dove

A recent visitor to our garden is this little guy - an 'Emerald Dove'. Gorgeous!
The green plumage (which is quite shiny) helps it to be camouflaged in the rainforest.

It has been so dry in these parts - no rain for over a month now.
The birds love to visit here - there is always water in the birdbaths and seed in the feeders.

Sandi x
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Beach Drive

Last weekend, we packed up a picnic lunch and went with friends for a drive up to Double Island Point along the beach. The weather was superb! 

The long stretch of beach is very popular with fisherman.

There were several goannas lurking in the picnic area. We do not feed them, as it encourages them to depend on people for food. 

I got to fly my kite for a while after lunch. (sorry no photo) The men went for a walk up the hill to look at the view. Sometimes you can see whales going past.

A clump of bright yellow (native) 'paper daisies' growing on the sand dunes.

A pied oyster catcher or 'pippie bird' as we know them.

It is compulsory to stop for an icecream at Mr Yummy's van.  :)

Catching the car ferry back across the river to Tewantin.
A lovely day out. It is nice to visit the ocean for a recharge and relax.

Sandi x  
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