Saturday, June 9, 2012

Weekend Wanderings........

Hiya, so how is your weekend going so far?

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

What are you up to today"

I've had my fix of knitted mushrooms and I threw in an acorn too.... a bit fiddly, diddly but I'm pleased that what I had on my knitting needles actually looked like what was in the book......success, hehe.... 

I found these little beauties this morning. I was quite surprised to see these Fly Agaric mushrooms growing locally.  I last saw some about 35 years ago and they were growing in a pine forest..... 

There was a heavy frost here this morning and everything had an icy coating........

It was such a beautiful day, No.1 and I decided  to go for a walk down to the creek. Hubby tore himself away from the computer and joined us, something we've not done for an age.....

I could almost imagine I was in England......
The bare trees, the greenery, ivy growing up some of the trees.

I was keeping an eye out for Robins as their visits to my garden have been few and far between since the Magpie scared the last one off.......grrrr!!
I did spot 2 in a paddock, but they were out of camera shot..

We weren't the only ones enjoying the scenery,
there was someone fishing, girls out horse riding and  other locals enjoying the stunning day....

Pretty, pink flowers but it's Oxalis which is a weed and has no place growing in the bush....

A nearby farm shed...old, rambling and falling into disrepair.
The stories it could tell eh?..

Love the broken windmill in the background....

An old cart from times gone by....

Would love to know why they chose an elephant to grace their letter box?

Definitely more fun than raking them up!!

Yep, he's just one big kid.....hehe..

It's been a beautiful day, one out of the box. It's not often I have hubby and son home on a Saturday, so we spent time together relaxing. Of course there were a million and one jobs we could've or should've been doing, but there are some things which are more important...

Once home, I did get stuck into a bit of housework.....

The boys packed up the van and headed off to 'work'. It's the start of the ski season here, so No.1 had a gig up at Falls Creek ski resort.
They'll be home in the wee small hours of the morning, tired and ready to crawl into bed.

I hope you all enjoy your long weekend whatever it has in store for you......

Thanks for visiting and taking time to say 'hi',

Claire ❀❀❀


  1. One mintue it is sunny then it is raining.....typical British weather. I am trying to finish my father in laws father's day card. Smudge my cat as just laid himself out in my craft space so time for cup of tea then battle for the craft desk starts......

    Love the mushrooms!!!!
    Luv Jane xx

  2. beautiful pictures Claire, i just love the scenery!! its nice to hear you have such lovely family time, its the only important thing in the world if you ask me!housekeeping and work can always wait...
    as for your mushrooms they turned out great and the acorn is super cute!!cant wait for your next post!!!
    have a lovely weekend :)

  3. in here is always summer (just "wet season" or "dry season")....I miss the change of seasons!!!
    Nice pics!!!
    xxxxx Alessandra

  4. Hello Claire,
    How I love this post, beautiful!! Frosty mornings are usually followed by a lovely day and I'm glad yours was just that.
    Your photos of the creek are gorgeous, seeing a little bit of Australia while I'm away is good for my soul.
    The weather in Leek has been bleak today, rain, fog, mist and wind. Very wild to much the landscape of this wonderful part of England.
    I love those mushrooms you knitted, so very cute, you must have patience.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
    Anne xx
    P.S. Thank you for your comments on my blog, much appreciated.

  5. What a lovely post, Claire! Thank you for taking us all along on your beautiful walk! I enjoyed it very much! :-)

  6. We have had rain mostly for three days, the sun is peeking through today, with a temp of 90. Loved the walk, thanks Claire.

  7. Love all your pictures Claire especially the ones of Number One son throwing the leaves up in the air - that's what fallen leaves are for. Have a great weekend.

  8. Windy and overcast here. A wonderful post, loved the fly agaric and the cloud pictures, so beautiful. I hope the rest of your weekend goes well? Ruth

  9. Hi Claire! Love the places you went..the photos you took, the family moments you spent! They seem so relaxing! Your mushrooms are so lovely, so colourful:-)
    The days, here in Athens become slowly hotter and hotter, but today we had a very sweet heat! For me this weekend is and will be full of styding, cause I have exams on Tuesday! Luckily, I did some pyrography yesterday and got some rest!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

  10. Love your pictures Claire, especially the one of your son throwing the leaves...with your beautiful hills and the blue sky in the background. Love your toadstools too :0)
    Jacquie x

  11. Claire, maybe the people were from So. Africa? Old deserted places fascinate me too. My sister and I were in one not long ago, and there was still the prettiest wall paper on the walls, one pice of wood had fallen off (with w/p) and I peeled it off for her. And of course the fireplace was still standing, I've come across those too, just fireplaces and a few fruit trees in the land around it.
    What a beautiful place you have to walk!

  12. Claire, It looks like a lovely outing. Autumn leaves are made to throw in the air. Even though oxalis is a weed, the contrast of colour against the back ground is beautiful. Love this post, thanks.

  13. Aw, I LOVE your knitted mushrooms! Thanks for the lovely tour around your area - I really enjoyed it, hehe :) Fab pics - have a fun weekend!x

  14. Hi Claire,

    So funny, the ski season is starting in your part of the world, while in Holland summer will begin soon!

    Your mushrooms look great!

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

  15. You're having a fun filled long weekend! Love your knitted mushies and acorn and those real ones you found are so pretty.

  16. Great photos, I especially like the ones of the barn, the mail box and your leaf throwing son. It looks lovely where you live, the hills are very pretty.

  17. Loving those mushrooms...knitted and real!
    Great photos of your part of the world...enjoy your comments always.

  18. Hi Claire,
    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! :)
    Your post is so lovely and I love your all your gorgeous photos! Those mushrooms are also really inspiring, I must give them a try as well!!
    Beest wishes,

  19. Hey Claire,'

    thanks for popping by and watching the little docco - it must be freezing where you are, cuz its freezing here.

    I had a knitted mushroom frenzy too a while back - now they are dog toys..

  20. Hello Clair,
    I'm a bit puffed now but even so I did enjoy that walk. Beautiful scenery and like yourself all sorts would be going through my mind wondering why an elephant was on that mail box.
    Family first I say chores second even when I think sometimes my house looks like a pig sty...which makes it difficult for me to ignore.

    Amanda :-)


    come pick your award Claire!!!

  22. I love the photos of No.1 throwing the leaves in the air.


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