Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Time for a catch up

Hi everyone.  I've been thinking about writing this post for two weeks but you know how it goes, other things get in the way and it just doesn't happen.

Way back on mothers day, hubby and I decided to go for a walk in the afternoon to a bushland reserve we've not visited before called Glenfern Valley Bushlands.   It's very close to where we live and we spent a lovely couple of hours wandering around.  The link gives a far better explanation than I can, good background and history about this lovely spot.  Here are some photos from our walk.




Love these metal cut out sculptures.





A newly created pond to encourage frogs and other wildlife.





Walking down the hill toward Ferny Creek.

Ferny Creek.   This creek actually runs down the end of the lane way opposite our house but we are about 4 kilometres further up the hill.






This part of the bushland was way down the hill and near the creek.  Loving these old gum trees and the bark that is coming off in layers.







Looking toward farmland nearby the bushlands.

We've driven past these bushlands many time.  I've always wanted to explore them and now I have.

We've had some lovely autumn colour in recent weeks.  These photos were taken in my neighbourhood while walking Sophie.





The last few weeks I've spent many hours in the garden pruning, weeding and planting more vegetables.  The vegetables I planted back in April are doing quite well apart from the slug and white butterfly damage.  Some of the slugs died in an alcoholic haze of home brew beer that had seen better days.

Bunching broccoli starting to flower

Hoping this beetroot will be made into relish and pickles with some left over to bake.

After reading today how you should sow carrots and under what conditions, I'm surprised these are actually growing.  It remains to be seen in what shape they've grown into when harvested.

Looking down our driveway.  In the foreground is Pak Choy which is nearly ready to harvest and will be good in stir fries.
The last autumn rose.

The first camellia.

The first azalea.
 
Sunset from last week.

Well this has been a marathon post.  I'll try not to leave it so long next time.

Anne xx




10 comments:

Kar said...

Looks like you are having beautiful walks and lovely Fall weather to enjoy. Perfect! Thanks for showing beautiful pictures once again. :)

Louise said...

It's great to hear from you. That looks like a lovely place to walk and your garden is looking good too. The trees in your neighbourhood are beautiful, great autumn colours!

Mum said...

Your sunset matches the colour of your azalea. Fabulous.
Love from Mum
xx

Meg said...

Lovely pics Anne...I always feed sad at the end of the rose season xx

duchess_declutter said...

What a great walk Anne - and those gorgeous winter colours! wow.
Your vegie garden looks like it is powering on too. Well done, enjoy. cheers Wendy

greenthumb said...

What a lovely place to vist.

Little Blue Mouse said...

It's been nice to be able to read one of your posts; usually I can only see the photos and no writing!
It looks like a great walk, and the Autumn colour in your neighbourhood is stunning.

driftwood said...

gorgeous photos - it's always fascinating to see the different landscapes of blogging friends around the world! xxx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Gorgeous images of autumn headed into winter.

We used to use beer to deal with slugs ... until one of the dogs drank and ate the contents of the beer trap ... that dog was in a happy place for a whole day!

Claire said...

Anne, the Autumn colour in your neighbourhood is spectacular, Love the photos and your vegies are way ahead of ours. So nice to eat home grown veg.
You could be miles from anywhere on your bushland walk.....love getting out in the bush and enjoying the fresh air and scenery.....:)