Monday, 22 February 2016

Busy bee

Spotted this bee in the garden this.morning, his legs are loaded up with pollen! I wonder how much a full tummy and loaded legs affect their ability to fly? Hopefully he has a hive to fly to, and make some yummy honey.
We spent the day at my in-laws yesterday, they have a huge garden, and also have some behives off site. They have had a bumper harvest of honey, and veges! We came home with a tub of honey, and bags full of tomatoes, carrots, capsicum, beans  and eggplant. Need to look through the recipe books for ways to cook the eggplant, plus we have a heap of yellow squash from our garden too.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Good morning sunshine!

I am officially declaring this the year of the sunflower! Are there sunflowers growing near where you live, or maybe even in your garden? I have noticed so many sunflowers growing around Brunswick and Coburg this summer. Took these photos on my morning walk this morning. I have even seen them on roundabouts and nature strips too! It is impossible to look at a sunflower and not smile! Reminds me of when I lived in Mildura for a couple of years, they would grow wild on the side of the road.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Time For Tea

Some op shop treasures spotted recently- beautiful brown tea/ coffee set " made in England" ( don't see that stamped on many things these days!)  And I just love this gorgeous green set ( made in Italy!) and the green tones on  display. So sweet!