The Hippeastrums say hello

  Well I must say I hadn’t planned on it to be over two months between posts but such it is. In that time uni has been well uni. It’s my last semester and and the two subjects I’m doing are ones that require a lot of brain wrangling.   I had a birthday. I’m […]

Modernteering across Brisbane

Last Sunday, I joined in the company of about 40 people in a Modernteering adventure (a word to describe an “orienteering” adventure where the control points are examples of modernist architecture) across Brisbane. The starting point was a house in Aspley. When I heard the adventure was starting in Aspley I knew it would be […]

now to decide if I should grow a tea bush or get a house cow

because then my breakfast would be entirely home made. This was my breakfast this morning. Home made bread and home made apricot jam with a cup of tea and the magazine from the weekend Australian. This is the Helen size loaf of bread before I cut into it Oh it is so very nice and I […]

The Tawny Frogmouths return so I blog again

The birds reappeared in the Silky Oak this morning. I woke up, looked out the window and there they were; preening their feathers in the early morning light. As per usual it has been about a week since they were last in the garden. What else have I been up to since then? Making use […]

The birds in our yard

We have many birds in our yard but on Christmas day there were two special birds in the yard.  This feather tells all. Do you know what bird this feather comes from?   It’s not from these birds (Trichoglossus haematodus or Rainbow Lorikeet) and it’s not from these birds either ( Cacatua roseicapilla or Galah) nor is […]