Thursday, November 20, 2014

Going Off....

Not like a pound of cheese in the Darwin sun!

Santa picked up my SSCS present this morning... so it will be winging its way to.....secret...can't tell. Hope she likes it. Thanks to Chookyblue for organising it again this year. I know she has been very busy this year and organising it is not a quick job.

Also going off are some of my eBay and Gumtree sales. Glad to see some of my stuff going off to new homes and not the bin.

And I'm nearly packed to fly off to Bathurst tomorrow for a bloggers meet. I'm so looking forward to a little break. I have my contribution to the nibbles and my plastic wine glass.  Didn't want to take the crystal one or the bottle to go with it because, just my luck, would see my suitcase tumble off the conveyor belt. I'll have to get the liquid to go into it when I arrive. Hope the pub does take outs.

I have been crafting this month. There have been no progress photos because it is all secret stuff. I'll be able to start showing some soon.
Instead here are some of the blooms in my garden. I don't like to complain about our lack of rain because I know people in worse off conditions who rely on good weather for their livelihoods, but we have only had about 15% of our normal rainfall this winter and spring. This spring though has bought out very spectacular flowerings on trees, shrubs and plants. Maybe they thought it might be their last hurrah. Last night's thunderstorm was well received here. My very nearly empty tanks are very nearly full again.

I have had this brom for years and got several pups off it. No flowers until now. This flower spike started growing a couple of months ago. It's nearly a meter long. Great anticipation on my part and although the actual flowers are these insignificant bumps on the very ends, I love it, but maybe, it is just as well that the foliage is its best feature. 

This is a small part of my Dancing Lady orchid.

 The day lily is a garden star, as well as my Cascade lilypilly.

 Ah well, I'd better be off. I have to hunt out the bigger suitcase from the storeroom, and here was I thinking I'll only need the little one for a few days away. Cue hubby in the background - I knew she couldn't fit in the little one.

Take care,
(aka Kayly)


shez said...

have fun this weekend Kayley.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

glad to hear you parcel is on the sleigh..........can't wait to see you tomorrow.........OMG it is only tomorrow.......woohoo

Susan said...

Have a wonderful time!!

Show and Tell said...

Happy Travels....See you soon :)

Grethe said...

Love your packing, love your flowers, love the red and white quilt! By now I know you all have had a lovely time at Bathurst! As a blogger(slow one) I would have enjoyed meeting you all :-)