Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Corner Of The Globe

It's been another warm day here 43deg. once it gets over 40 who's counting!! It's just jolly hot. Not much happening on the crafting front at the moment, but there will be more photos next time. I actually cleaned up the table where I have all my craft stuff, well I cleaned up half of the table!! I might plug my sewing machine in and play a little bit today.

These photos are taken from the top of my driveway, looking in a south, south easterly direction. As you can see there is still a touch of green but that is in the house paddock . Still it's nice not to be looking at dry grass everywhere. The paddock is very dry but on the distant hills there is also a tiny touch of green, due to the lovely rain on New Years Eve and the following evening. Mind you with this warm weather it will dry off pretty quickly.

We have a lovely view of the hills and mountains further round to the right and when it gets really cold in winter, we get a sprinkling of snow on the top of the hills, usually only lasts a day but looks lovely.

Needed something cool and refreshing after dinner last night, the boys went for a walk, whilst I got outside and did a few jobs in the relative cool.
I chopped up some watermelon, pineapple and kiwi fruit and added some mint leaves and chilled it till they came home. Mint just gives it a lovely twist and is very refreshing.
Had a little hiccup trying to upload photos last night, so decided to wait till this morning when it was cooler and I wasn't going to get so frustrated.
Warm wishes to all those in the Northern hemisphere enduring the wintery weather and to those dealing with this heat, stay cool.


  1. I saw a pineapple at the grocery today, and now wished i would of bought it. Your watermelon looks so ripe and delicious. We're expecting a rainstorm here tomorrow, so I was concentrating on stew fixings! Its very nice there, it looks very much like it does here, on the central coast of California.

  2. Fruit Salad! Yummy yummy!
    Your view is lovely! I wish I lived in the country.

  3. Hi Claire

    Thank you so much for your comment. I always struggle with the idea of how it is for you while we are having the worst winter for years!

    I adore your chicken cards and tea cosies! They are gorgeous and full of personality

    Have a lovely week

  4. I meant to say "how HOT it is for you"

    (little typo)

  5. Coo'ee! Just popping in to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog..and how jealous am I?!! 43 DEGREES and fruit salad! Sitting here up to my wotsits in tissues and looking out at sludgy half melty snow and another day of vegetable soup! x;0)
    Stay cool!!

  6. Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, such a thrill to hear from you. Please don't be too jealous of our warm weather,as it comes with the threat of bushfires. Fire engine went racing past this afternoon, ny heart skipped a beat as the fire was just down the road, fortunately it was only small and put out very quickly. Plus with the heat comes those slithery things called snakes and this year is the first time in 8 years of living here that we have had one in the house paddock and it was in the rhubarb in the vegie garden. A brown snake probably one of this seasons young but nonetheless a very unpleasant feeling. I shall be on tenterhooks every time I step outside. That's summer "Downunder"

    Claire X

  7. I had a wee computer issue today. I went in to change something in my blog profile and I ended up changing the wrong thing and I think I may have severed all connections I had - links and blog followers and that sort of thing. I still want to be your blog friend. If you still want to follow me, you may have to redo it. I learn everything on the computer through trial and error and this was one big error! Sorry about that.
    -Gayle (GardenofDaisies)


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