Tuesday, November 17, 2015

I have shown these sheep beforer but
I am toying with the idea of a chess set
with the pawns being sheep.
I am wondering what the other pieces would be.
If it is Australiana...I think the emu and kangaroo 
would have to have a place, but if it was farm yard....then
The king could be a Bull....
would the queen then have to be a cow?
Of course the horse could be a horse...
A bishop?....a pig?
Oh it is all getting a bit hard....
The castle would be a Barn...or a dunny? 

Perhaps just make some more shèep and keep thinking about it.

I am no of fan of succulents however
They do occasionally give me reason to rethink this.
Given our climate I should be right into them.
Sunset on a warm spring night.

Flowering for just one day, 
these are simply stunning.
I think the sprinkle of rain the other day
really helped these along.
They are quite lotus like...without the water.

Mum left MS her  cacti and succulents when she left.
Good thing they practically look after themselves.
There is no automatic watering system in this front yard.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Florists pottery

Pre market Friday and the pottery room is transformed
into a florists.
I pick many buckets of flowers during the week,
and store in the cool room.

Then I get them all out and start to make my bunches.
I get to look at all the colours and consider what will work. 
I love parsley flowers and choose to add the in mix
They have a fresh green look with delicate fireworks feel to them
Featured here with yellow correopsis and asparagus fern.

Real asparagus fern that would be edible asparagus if I kept 
it trimmed to ground level.
Just like the weeds, it gets away from me.
The blue larkspur has started to self seed in the flower garden.
I will encourage this.
Foxgloves are a new thing I am growing. 
Unsure if they will cope with our climate.
Alstromerias do very well at this time of year.
Shame that yellow is not a popular flower colour.
Here is a new alstromeria that I could not resist 
at the nursery this week.
It is called Indian summer.
Prefers part shade which is good as I have a spot like that.
Ready and waiting.
The  view from the pottery door
Not the vibrant colour of early spring...
I will have to find something for summer.