I forgot to take a photo this morning, so here’s some octopuses on my bedside table that I see every morning when I wake up. I’m really not good with these time of day themes.
Five years ago I didn’t have a fancy camera, but I did like taking photos of grass as I still do now.
Our tiny little apples we rescued, fresh off the tree before the possums and birds get to them. So far this summer the birds and possum have eaten our strawberries, plums, apricots, cherries and other apples. We’ll have to be more careful next year and net everything like our neighbour does.
It’s a little bit magical that our grass has survived the summer so far. Although it’s only a couple of patches that have and the rest is looking a bit sorry. I can’t wait until summer is over!
Ah celery, my most hated vegetable, but is a good filler food for me at the moment as it has almost zero carbohydrates! Mmm delicious.
Passionfruit from our garden which we have managed to not kill. I can’t wait until it’s ready to eat.
Well, it’s not really my town, but it’s something that moves around with us and is a part of everywhere we go (a very flimsy interpretation of today’s Fat Mum Slim photo a day theme!)
My husband and I are terrible gardeners. We killed the beautiful orchid and mint that our parents had given us as house warming gifts when we first moved out. Yes, we managed to kill mint. We bought this yucca on impulse when we were grocery shopping one day. I figured if it can survive living in Coles, it should be able to survive living with us, and it has. It hasn’t always looked its best, but it always manages to bounce back. Hopefully it will stay with us for a long time, wherever we go.
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Beautiful green grass. Unfortunately the husband mowed the lawn today and the lawn never looks that pretty until a few days after. So I had to get some straggly left over grass growing near this tree stump. I should be thankful that he does stuff around the house though!
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!
I love Threadless. I love Threadless so much that my whole site is based on one of the t-shirt designs that I just adore. I own way too many of their t-shirts and have bought a heap for the husband over the years, so much so that I’ve been on a (forced) Threadless ban for the last 4 years. I don’t even wear t-shirts that much anymore, but I still love browsing the designs. This particular design Boy In The Weeds doesn’t get much wear. I love the design, but the forest green colour isn’t so great against my skin tone. Still, I dug it out today and remembered why I bought it in the first place.
And here’s the front view
Filler from our drive down the Great Ocean Road. Just some grass along the walkway.
We decided to go for a walk out to a local park, which had lots of gum trees. Unfortunately that’s really all it had, gum trees, a footpath, bike track, and some grass. Australia’s kind of boring a lot of the time!
Another shot of ferns.
Dying fern. I love the contrasting colours.
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
My friends went overseas and got me this money box as a gift. It’s cute and it also means that I can store all my loose coins in there instead of all over the dining table.
We bought this picnic blanket on impulse because we never had one when we needed it. However, once we got it, we barely ever use it. It just sits near the front door, rolled up and lonely. We’ll have to change that.
Filler, this time some grass and clover.
Another filler today. It’s very hard to take photos of bees because they just fly away, seemingly just to annoy me. Oh well, here’s some lovely lavender instead.