Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Here is a selection of photos taken in and from my garden. Enjoy!!
I love the colours in the Medlar tree. This year I plan to make jelly with the fruit.
My Nyssa sylvatica - Tupelo tree. Glorious rich colours
Pistacia chinensis - another brilliant tree - can you tell I love autumn colours?
Part of the garden showing off for autumn
Looking down the drive at a Viburnum opulus 'Sterile' - Guelder Rose
The next door vineyards are losing their leaves now and are just past their best.
Autumn is my favourite month in the garden.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
After Cooper died, our old boy, Jeb fretted badly and we decided that we - Don and I - would get another dog to keep him company. We sort of decided that we would get an older dog if we could and started looking in the papers. Last Saturday we found a young dog advertised - younger than we had planned, but he sounded like a good fit with us - a Jack Russell puppy about 5 months old.
Off we went to have a look at him. Of course the minute we saw him, we fell in love - as we always do with JR pups. And so Ollie joined the family.
See what I mean? How could we resist? Jeb wasn't sure at first, then he decided that maybe the young fellow wasn't so bad and he deigned to play with him. After 3 days he's not so sure about the situation. He plays for a while then finds a place to hide so Ollie can't annoy him.
Ollie on the other hand loves Jeb - in fact he loves everyone and everything!! He loves chewing things, he loves chasing things, he loves playing games, he loves being put outside to do his bits and then coming back inside to do them! He actually watches TV and reacts to what he sees and hears. We've never had a dog do that before. Very funny!!
Already he is making a place in our hearts alongside all the other dogs we have had over the years.
I have had a very busy time over the last few weeks. First the end of term with all the usual and of term activities, then the Southern Cross Quilters quilting retreat for which I was a committee member. Check out the website if you are interested. Then the school holidays and a visit from my gorgeous grand daughters and my daughter. A very busy few weeks!!
Sadly, during the holidays we lost one of our lovely Jack Russells - my son's little fellow, Cooper. Cooper will be sadly missed although he will always be in our hearts and memories.