Saturday had rolled around again and I
had no ideas for the cue this week. Then
I remembered an egg cup my mother had since she was a child. The base is dated 1925
I had a breakfast date with a friend and
on the way I saw this nice display in a dress shop.
usual our breakfast lasted almost until lunch.
In our defence this time we hadn’t seen each other for quite awhile and had
lots to share. I was telling her about
the OBW blog and the cue for this week.
She told me of a shop near her called Blue Suede Shoes. The name took my fancy so after lunch off I went.
In the afternoon as I was pottering in
the garden I remembered this drinking tray I had made for the birds.
I have also planted some blue flowers
because I heard they attract butterflies.
To finish here is a wool bombed car I
saw while I was at the film festival earlier this year.
Well that's it for today, take care and thank you for visiting.
There are a number of historical
monuments in and around Geelong so I had great plans for Saturday. Unfortunately I woke with a migraine. Then my lovely husband came home from visiting his
mother in Ballarat and he had taken some photos for me. What a sweet man.
The first photograph is of the Olympic Games
Monument at Lake Wendouree,
at the end of the rowing course.In 1956 the
Olympic Games were held in Melbourne.The
rowing and canoeing events were held on Lake Wendouree, Ballarat.
This is the Olympic Creed.
The second group pf photographs is the Memorial to AustralianPrisoners of War. Again at Lake
This afternoon I suggested to my husband
that we go for a drive in the countryside.
I told him I was looking for an example of rustic to photograph. He said he could show me some interesting roadside letter
This house owner has turned a bike into a letterbox.
Here are a few more examples of country
A couple more photos I took today. The first photo is of an old farm house and
buildings. The second is a metal
The old building was the last shot I
took. We had pulled over onto the side
of the road and as I was taking the photos
I was thinking about the warm weather and that it brings out the snakes, when I
saw a movement out of the corner of my eye.
Yes a snake! I quickly returned
to the car. Gosh my pulse was racing. That was a little more excitement than I
Well I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Take care and thank you for visiting.
I have been absent this past month due to a family
the fun atOur Beautiful Worldthis week (#68) is a way of easing back
into blogging.Ros is
the host this week and her prompt is Autumn.
This photo was taken back in May. It was
a miserable cold grey day, I was at work and walking between buildings, and there
were piles of leaves everywhere. It took
a lot of restraint not to drag my feet through them or kick them in the air.
It is Spring in Australia now so I am including a few photos
I have taken recently.
Blossom on one of our pear trees
A neighbour's tree
Finally this magnificent magnolia tree I saw in Ballarat. It's the biggest magnolia I have ever seen.
is Father’s day so I am preparing a special lunch for my husband of all his
favourites. For dessert he likes strawberry
and passionfruit Pavlova. This fits very
well with the cue from Our Beautiful World.
I have used passionfruit seeds to
decorate the pavlova.
It looks like it is going to be another
lovely spring day. This is the type of
day to be out in the garden. I spent
last weekend gardening with my little dog keeping watch from a nice sunny spot
and the girls, hens, assisting me. They
even clean my shoes.
Spring is the magpie swooping
season. They never bother us or my dog
but they swoop the hens. I was bending to
pick something out of the garden last weekend and one of the magpies swooped
right over my back to get to the girls. It
was so close I felt the rush of air. It’s
not just the hens, it is all birds. When
the magpies are around they won’t let any other birds in our yard. Once the babies are hatched the swooping will
This is an early morning shot of the
very famous Brandenburg Gate. The
Gate is as impressive, perhaps more so, in person than it is on the news. It is a wonderful symbol of unity and
peace. I took this photo a couple of
years ago when I visited Berlin.
The theme this week at Our Beautiful
World #59 is Aromatic
Stocks on the hall table
Buckets of flowers outside the florist. The jonquils looked very pretty but I find their perfume too strong for indoors
Wednesday was a lovely sunny day and as
I was walking past the Red Poppy florist when I caught the scent of stocks. It reminded me of the cue word for Our
Beautiful World this week. I bought a
bunch to take home. On the way home my
car smelt wonderful.
Ros asked if we had a favourite
aroma. I like the smell of fresh brewed
coffee in the morning, fresh baked bread and home cooked curry. I like working in the garden with all the
aromas, each season is different. I like
it when I am in the bush after rain. The
smell of eucalyptus is so fresh and clean.
Ros also mentioned how fragrance can invoke memories. Lavender makes me think of one of my mother’s
aunts. When we went to stay with her the
bed linen always smelt of lavender. Another is a particular male fragrance reminds me of my first boyfriend. Also when I smell beer brewing I remember
backpacking in Germany. This is because one of the Youth Hostels I stayed in was very
close to a brewery
My weekend at the film festival was
fantastic!! I left home at 7:30am Friday
and arrived back home at 1:30am Monday.
I was very tired but had enjoyed myself enormously. There really wasn’t a bad movie amongst
them. Some of the best were Jack (German),
Queen and Country (British) and A Girl At My Door (Korean). I also saw the first two episodes of a new
mini-series coming to Australia, Devil’s Playground. It’s a psychological thriller and I will certainly
be watching the series
Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your
list of things to do today. That way ,
at least you’ll get one thing done!
There is a nice chocolate shop not too
far from work and they usually have a attractive displays. I wasn’t disappointed. Of course while I was there I had to buy some
chocolate, it is only good manners.
This weekend is my special weekend. I am off to Melbourne to attend the Melbourne
International Film Festival. In the next
three days I will see thirteen movies. I
am really looking forward to the weekend.
Have a lovely weekend, I know I will,
and thank you for visiting.