Tuesday, 28 August 2012

It's nearly Spring time

Hello everyone, how are you?   I was able to hang the clothes out on the line in the sunshine and breeze for the first time in four months today.  It did my heart good to see those clothes drying naturally, to see sunshine shining on the yellow flowers of the Tree Cineraria which can be see behind the Tree Fern in the middle of the photo below.

I discovered a birds nest in a James Stirling Pittosporum tree which is planted just inside our neighbours fence line.  I don't know to which breed of bird it belongs as I've not seen any activity.  It's a very good nest, strong and sturdy and up very high so these were the best photos I could get.  We recently trimmed some branches from our side of the fence to let more sunlight into our back yard.  If we hadn't done that, I don't think I would have the nest at all.

I'm hoping to have some photos or news of little birds in the nest very soon.  It's such a treat to have a nest so close to our home.
Very late this afternoon I got a sudden urge to scrub the back deck which has been quite grotty with our chook making a mess everywhere.   Although I finished the scrubbing in semi darkness, I feel very happy to tick the job of the list.  The chook has now been confined to her run which will enable me to clean up a bit and hopefully get the garden in order.  She's made a dreadful mess with all her scratching.  I don't often get the urge to scrub at 6.00 in the evening.  "Strike while the iron is hot", as they say.

Do you ever get the urge to do things at the strangest of times?  If you do, do you "strike while the iron is hot"?

Enjoy your day/evening,

Anne  xx


  1. I love to be able to dry clothes outside, they always smell so fresh when they dry.
    That looks like a big nest, how wonderful to have it so close by.
    I think it's best to do things when they come into your mind, while you have the motivation to do it, before it gets added to the never ending list of things to do... xx

  2. It's funny when the urge takes you isn't it? It struck me a couple of weeks ago. I think it is something to do with Spring being just around the corner.
    I'll be sorry to see the end of Winter. It really is lovely weather up here though we have had an unusually cold one this year.

  3. I often see something while browsing the internet that I want to make, and start hunting round the house to find the necessary components, day or night!

  4. Great photos - hope the sun is still shining for you Anne.
    I've been doing a little spring cleaning here and there - cushion covers etc., and yes I do it straight away before I forget! cheers Wendy

  5. I'd slept badly the other night so got up early & took Dillon for a walk. It was lovely & refreshing. I could have stayed in bed trying to get back to sleep but I thought, " No, get up make a cuppa then go for a walk "

    How exciting to have the bird's nest - it looks quite large !


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