Hold still while I take a photo of your feet, I say to the husband. He’s really not that impressed, but I’m sure no one wants to see my poor swollen feet at the moment.
There are very few shoes that actually still fit me, including my trusty runners, which are what I am currently wearing when I’m out and about.
There are so many mistakes in this house, it makes me so frustrated when I think about it too much. I’m pretty sure we’re dealing with two sets of incompetent and lazy previous owners who should never be allowed to DIY. This particular mistake is in the living room, which they covered up during inspections, but clearly didn’t care once the house sold. Cracked skirting boards, missing skirting boards, worst patch and paint job ever, and I don’t even know why there’s a huge chunk of plasterboard missing. Actually, I’m hoping that it’s missing and not just a huge gaping hole down the whole wall!
We’ll eventually get around to fixing other people’s mistakes and actually make it into something we like.
I wasn’t really sure what to make of today’s theme so it’s a bit random. The husband has been busy fixing, patching and painting the nursery. It was a horrible pink (make that 3 shades of pink) and was terribly flaky. We decided to strip the paint, only to discover that it was a complete mess underneath. Half patched, primer on the patched parts, no primer on most other parts, wallpaper glue… it was just a complete lack of care, which took ages to rectify. It’s patched and painted now, complete with new skirting boards and it looks so much better. Even just having the primer on it looked amazing compared to what was originally there.
So what does that have to do with today’s post? Unfortunately the walls are a bit warped so he had to shave down some of the skirting boards to fit. I really love the way the shavings curls up. Might post some photos of the finished room later.
Here’s another photo I took today that I really liked, but thought the wood shavings were more interesting than yet another flower photo.
Black & White.
I’m usually a person of colour, so I wasn’t really sure what to photograph for today’s theme. When it was actually cool enough after yet another 40+ degree day, I ventured outside and took a few photos, and then converted it to black and white. Luckily our lawn has survived the heatwave so far, enough to even grow some clover. I don’t think I’m a fan, or maybe I don’t have a good eye for it. Some people take amazing black and white photos. I think I need to work on it.
Here’s the colour version, which I much prefer. Such lovely lighting.
We have a lot of miscellaneous things on the floor at the moment, including some brown string.
The last few winters have been very mild, so it’s been a while since I’ve seen this much frost around. It’s very refreshing in the morning, and frosty mornings usually mean beautiful sunny days.
Because sometimes you just want to be left alone.
The leaves love to accumulate in the driveway. I personally like them and think they look pretty, but a lot of my neighbours show their disagreement by getting their leaf blowers out.
Here’s some grass on the way to work.
I’m a bit over folding, so I’ve decided to take a break and start blowing up the lanterns and putting them up. I really like how they’ve turned out and I think they’ll look really great on the walls. I’m well on the way to finishing something at last! Although I don’t think the husband really likes me leaving them in the middle of the living room floor while I’m putting it all together.
I love colourful autumn leaves, particularly the red ones.
I took a walk out to the shops and took some photos of weeds along the way. I have to admire how resilient they are. They grow absolutely everywhere with no effort at all.
Autumn is my absolute favourite season. The nights are getting cooler and easier to sleep, but it’s not so cold that I’m freezing my toes off. The mornings are nice and crisp and refreshing so I don’t get that hungover feeling of not being able to sleep because it’s too hot, but it’s not so cold that I just want to hibernate like a bear because the warmth of the bed is too enticing.
Even though spring has all those things as well, there’s a lot of pollen. Autumn is like spring without the hay fever. What I really love are all the beautiful colours of the leaves, and I love that we live in a beautiful tree-lined street (for now). It’s so pretty. However, the local council is being pretty diligent about street sweeping this year, so I’ve got to be quick to get leaf shots! Also my neighbour across the road from us hates leaves and gets rid of them pretty quickly. I’ve never seen anyone hate leaves as much as he does. He’s out there almost everyday blowing all the leaves off his property and a lot of the surrounding properties including ours… I’m not sure he has much of a life and he’s blowing away all my photo opportunities!
I took so many (what I think) are great photos today, it was hard picking just one. At least I have a nice collection of fillers now!
Filler from our drive down the Great Ocean Road. Just some grass along the walkway.
I’m sure every household is the same, it has a massive tangle of cables and cords next to power points. My husband got these special boxes to put all the power boards in to keep things tidy, but he doesn’t really use them and it still looks like this on his side of the bed. I get a bit annoyed about it, but then I just push it under the bed and it’s fine again.
The husband asks me, “Why are there a bunch of leaves in the living room?”
My response, “It’s art!”
I don’t think he got it. These first brown leaves from our tree outside our house, finally, after a month of unseasonable warmth. I’m looking forward to more coloured leaves to take photos of.
I really love figs, but I can’t believe how expensive and hard to find they are in the shops. The husband found some figs and decided to climb up a tree to ‘rescue’ some from the birds. They look a bit on the unripe side, but I’m sure with a few days they’ll be fine to eat.
Filler – a lovely little dandelion
Finally getting some much needed rain and lower temperatures, hooray! It also means that I get to actually use my umbrellas.