Sunday, January 1, 2012

How does my garden grow?

Welcome 2012

Did the 1000 steps today, the first of many for 2012.  The last run was 5 days ago.  I just love going there as it is only 30 minutes from my house.  Went with some friends and brought our kids along.  A great way to improve fitness.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Christmas Party

What a great night with friends.  The food was super-awsome!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November Garden 2011

The Rubarb
The seaside daisy

The humbled potato vine with it's new friends

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Corner Of The Earth in 2006

Sents of lavender and strawberries mingled with the early summer breeze.
I took a moment to rest from my lavender harvesting.
The cats still drink out of this blue watering can.  Snow peas were going nuts in this small garden bed.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Spring days

Spring day are all different. today 21 deg cec and sunny.  There is a sent in the air like warm greenery and golden light.
Tomatoes, snow peas, misuna, lettuces, basil, artichoke, strawberries, chard.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Moments. Autumn to Winter

A lovley moment after work on a Saturday morning

The rising sun sets the clouds on fire

Saturday, May 14, 2011

April 2011

Vespa walks through the pumpkin plants

March 2011

Bannana Bread

Made tomato sauce out of these

Feb 2011

early morning shot of veggies

Cherry tomatos

Vespa gets in the garden shot again

Back corner pumpkin plants

January 2011

Vespa at the corner of the veggie patch

abundance of strawberries

suculents on standby

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Green progress

Herb pot featured earlier post

Vespa sniffs plant

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hi 2011

Miss one and a half with her watering can on the 1.1.11
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.       Helen Keller

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Prepare 2011

1000 steps Dandenong Ranges photo by Ern Mainka

As I said before, new years rock.  The year that was 2010 was indeed huge.  When I began this year I had been a mum for 6 months and being a mum has pretty much defined the year for me.  I've had some very low points and some very beautiful moments that filled my soul to the point of bursting its banks.  Now that my girl is a toddler there is so much energy about her. I marvel at how fast she is learning about her world.
The second half of 2010  began our "fun day", day or 2 that my husband and I get off work.  Yesterday was such a day.  We did the 1000 steps....whoah ! hard work but wonderful setting and a great way to recharge the soul.  We then hit our favourite cafe ...the smoothest coffee the most unexpected meals made from local produce.  Art, ambiance, a place where i feel most like myself apart from home.  I speak of Ripe in Sassafras.
Ripe Cafe