Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vanilla Slice festival

 The Farmers Market relocated to the 
Vanilla Slice festival in Merbein.
Shame it rained all day.
I was surprised at how many folk braved the wet weather. 
 Fiona's Garden made it into the Mildura Living magazine.
Very prestigious!
We picked and packed for a big day...but as
 any market stall holder knows,
it is hard to make any money in the rain, especially outdoors.

This event takes place just once per year
A lot of planning all foiled by the rain

Our plants didn't mind.
I made extra posies...but brought many home.
My worm herb signs have been popular lately
I do need to work out a better way to display them.
The biggest surprise for the day was our southern cousins
who are on holidays and just turned up at the market!
Good to see them, such a long way from home.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Frost and ice

This drip caught my eye on my morning walk.
I knew it was cold but here was some solid proof.

Minus 3 Celsius

Hard to focus, hard to keep still, hard to believe.
I had left out a herb tray, with water. Ready for picking...
 I have never noticed anything like this before.

That's solid ice!

I do love a good shadow portrait.
Stella & Jayne

Last week, the wind was so strong 
the river had white cap waves and it looked like
it was flowing in the other direction.
Wild winds created a raging river.
Nice to see it back to normal, calm, wide and slow.
It might be minus 3 back at the house but it 
would have to be 10 or more down here at the river.