Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 51 – Broken records.

Yarra River - Melbourne

 We were amongst the lucky ones today to witness the coldest May day in Melbourne for 10 years.  Isn’t that going off like a frog in a sock! As the day progressed, the temperature gauge didn’t really rise too high, a great day for the indoors.  Or jam donuts at the Victoria Markets, plus so much yummy comfort food that blow your senses away.  The turn in the weather has put travel plans back a day but all being well back on the road on Sunday. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 50 – Peek a Boo.


Earlier this morning the clouds were playing peek a boo with the sun.  Then they spoiled all the fun and completely covered it. Before that all happened the Corella’s had their big morning tea in the sun, before flying away to their next meal break. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 49 – Memory Lane.

Our old farm
  When look back at my childhood I’m lucky to have nothing but awesome memories.  So it was a little trip down memory lane today when visited the farm that I spent the first 12 years of my life.  The rolling steep green hills, tree fern gully’s still span the landscape, pine and cypress trees engulf the timber house on the hill (on left).  It’s a beautiful pocket of Victoria.  Plus I was lucky to be the youngest and not have as many ‘chores’ as my big brother and sister.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 48 – Tulip heaven.

  It must be the ‘fresher’ air down here in the south.  The array of tulips is vast in colours and size.  Very diverse from our northern tropical flowers.  Tulips actually originated centuries ago in Turkey and Persia.   It wasn’t until the 17th century that ‘tulip mania’ hit the Netherlands, and the flower grew immensely in its popularity.  Europeans named them tulips which happen to be the Persian word for turban.  It was thought as part of Persian culture and arts they wore the flowers in their turbans at the time. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 47 – Sea Rats.


Seagulls often are referred to as the rats of the sea.  Scavengers and chip pinches from way back, in my youth.  They survive by their wits and whatever they can get their beaks on.   The Australian beach landscape would be very different if you didn’t hear the ‘korr korr’ as you are picking the best spot on the sand.  Only for one of the little devils to fly over and drop a present.  Just too really let you know you’re at the beach.  But some say that is good luck!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 46 – Around the corner.


Autumn leaves are falling, collecting around the base of the trees.  Whispering winds blow them over driveways, footpaths and backyards.  Letting us know winter is only around the corner.  Creeping up on us in a couple of weeks Winter officially starts.  Bare trees have started to line the paddocks and the frosts have hit the ground.  It might be time to drag out those beautiful winter recipes and get the firewood ready.