My new garden

Lots of apricots. I hope they ripen before the  hot weather turns cold again.

Flowers in my garden.


FFfAW – Week of 09-22-2015 Challenge 32

Lonely artist

 Amy could not find her good friend. They had an appointment to meet at the swimming pool for a cup of tea. Amy was very worried about the way her friend, Sue, was reacting after her accident. Sue could, at times, not remember anything that had happened to her.

After waiting  fifteen minutes without Sue turning up Amy went off looking for her friend. She had a look at all their usual meeting places.

At last Amy went out in the garden. Reaching the rose garden, she could hear a soft humming. Opening up the foliage Amy saw Sue with her easel and paints happily painting and singing her favourite hymn. Between the soft singing she was also talking to herself.

“Sue, I was worried about you. What are you painting?”

“Here is my mother, between her roses,” replied Sue.

Amy only shook her head in disbelieve, there were only blotches of paint on the canvas. All Sue’s painting skills were also lost.

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It’s Write Easy – quick writing – DESCRIBE a garden.

During my It’s Write Easy session on Friday we had the following topic to write a “quick writing” paragraph.

DESCRIBE a garden

The following picture came to mind.

The garden at sunrise
The garden at sunrise

The vegy beds are empty and still grey. How dull!

Remember it is still cold and very wintry. Spring is just peeking around the corner I suppose.

The sun rises and some rays shine on the side of a tree painting it in gold.

Looking at the  spring flowerbeds the daffodils are swaying in the breeze, their yellow heads held high to catch the sun beams. The yellow faces all in unison up to the light. The soft breeze also fills the air with a waft of sweet aroma.

So clean, and oh so delightful.

Daffodils swaying in the wind
Daffodils swaying in the wind

What do you think? Can you imagine the picture in your mind?

Grasses: Travel Theme

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Travel theme: Grasses


Grass around a sink hole on my neighbours lawn!

It happened overnight end of June!.Very dangerous I have to say. I asked the council here for help. Answer: It is private property they do nothing!. (They came the next day and had a look!)

Frosty morning!

Wow, and was it cold and so

beautiful this morning!

Yesterday we had the first snow on the hills.

The cold snap and

an icy Southerly brought  hard frost to us.

When I took Trompie out last night at about 10 pm frost was already on the grass and cars!

This morning I had to take photos to show how it looked.

Toeka-Tokkel 12 : Seisoene (vervolg)

SEISOENE  opvolg

Toe ek na my laaste fotos kyk om iets te plaas kom ek op my herfs foto af wat ek spesiaal Dinsdag 10 Maart geneem het om by my post te sit.

Aangesien die woorde wat ek geskryf het nie juis opduik nie plaas ek die foto van HERFS wat beslis oppad is. My Vriendin waar ek die fotos geneem het is ook Virginia(Interessant nê)


The common name of Virginia Creeper was originally applied to the North American climber Parthenocissus quinquefolia. It was later also given to the closely related P. tricuspidata, which is a native of China and Japan. The Asian species is often seen growing over rocks in Chinese gardens, or alongside other vines such as wisteria. The Chinese consider this plant so vigorous that they call it ‘Mountain-climbing Tiger’.

Information from a very interesting site

Depth : The Daily Post Photo Challenge


These are two photos taken at my friend’s place.  The first one is from the kitchen, through the side window. The second is just the opening cord of the blinds.

Through the kitchen window
Through the kitchen window


A spot of purple makes a difference

I felt like sharing my back garden!

These photos are taken just before 8 this morning.

The sun was already too bright for good photos but

These have to do for now!

Lobelia in my wash basin!


My small strip of garden!


It was a very hot day today! 28C  inside my place! We have water restrictions here and tap water is not helping much!

Enjoy your festive season and see you in the New Year again!


Soroptimist meeting in Upper Hutt

Yesterday was a cloudy but dry afternoon.

A friend of mine invited me to come with her to their Soroptimist meeting.

The event was to

Walk the Talk to stop the domestic violence against women and girls 2014

We had a lovely time in a beautiful garden.

We were given words written on paper and

 had to arrange them to make a sentence

saying something  about violence against women.DSCF7287

We had some tea and scones while enjoying the afternoon outside.


Audrey is one of oldest ladies. 90 years and still going strong
Audrey is one of oldest ladies. 90 years and still going strong

About Upper Hutt Soroptimist International

We are a group of community minded women assisting local groups working for the welfare of women and children in Upper Hutt. We combine with S.I. Lower Hutt to support the Women’s Refuge,the Teen Parent programme and occasional individual sponsorships.

More information

Soroptimist Overview Print
Soroptimist International (SI) is aworld wide organisation for women in management and the professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women.Soroptimists work at all levels of civil society, local, national and international, and are involved with a wide spectrum of women’s concerns.SI South West Pacific (SISWP) is one of four Soroptimist Federations globally, and currently includes 13 countries in the Asia Pacific Region. These countries are: Australia, Cambodia,  Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Thailand.