Monday, March 11, 2013

After the rain.........

The amount of rain we have had over the past few weeks has been truly amazing! I am so happy that I screamed and yelled and threw an hysterical whammy  requested a tin roof when Bill the Builder built our house. I do so love to be snuggled in my bed, listening to the rain on the roof.  When I mentioned to beautiful grandbaby that it was lovely to sleep in the rain, he told me it wasn't lovely at all. That we'd get wet!  Although I fear my feet are about to web over, I am delighted with the tree in the front yard. It is in such beautiful bloom and in the 19 years we have lived here, I have never seen it looking like this.
The rainbow lorikeets, the bees and even the flying foxes are having the best time in amongst the lovely flowers. I can't remember what tree it is now, but it's some kind of native.
Our tanks are full, the yard is beautiful and green but best of all, my herbs are doing so well. A great source of pesto for home made pizzas. Friday night's dinner was prawn, camembert and chilli pizzas with the freshest pesto made with basil, mint and garlic chives. Yum! Beautiful grandbaby said I could probably work in a pizza shop, if I wanted. I don't.
Of course, all this greenery brings out the munching critters and those evil cute little green grasshoppers are all over the place.  I mixed up a brew of garlic chilli spray and hosed everything in sight. That fixed their little red wagon for a while but with all the rain, it didn't last too long.
I seem to have lost my sewing/crafting mojo lately. I started to do some dressmaking again, after many years and after having given all my patterns and fabric to Vinnie's in the great clean out but haven't continued on with that either. I think I need to visit my favourite inspiration place. Beautiful daughter gave me a voucher for Christmas but with significant birthdays happening over the next few weeks, I'm going to have to think of something else.  Mind you, there is some hindrance to any kind of sewing here.
Vicious cat with damaged psyche Beloved family pet takes up residence on anything I am working on. (Tongue is out because he's having a rare bath, not because he's about to vomit!) And so begineth another wonderful week. After waking to a glorious sunny morning, the clouds have gathered again.  I blame Bill the Builder because I blame him for everything he washed the car yesterday.
Off to the library. They are threatening to lynch me would like their books returned.

1 comment:

  1. The tree and your herbs look fantastic. I'd blame Bill the Builder for bringing the rain back too.