Friday, March 19, 2010

Tamworth Tempest

Whilst staying with Shannon and her family in Tamworth, northern New South Wales, a few weeks ago, the evening sky turned on a performance of its own. Each time we have been there we've witnessed wonderful cloud formations all around.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Look what happens when it rains,...

... the garden comes alive again!
Pink Tecoma creeper.

Self-sown Silver Birch seedlings growing in the pathway. Their roots are well-protected below the bricks and they never wilted throughout the summer. There's about 40 of them in a few metres of pathway. It will be fun trying to extract them when they become dormant.

Cotinus Smoke Bush reaching for the sky. These shrubs grow around two metres in a season - all of which will be pruned off in the early winter.

Mixed Guara and Parsley

Not sure why our Crepe Myrtle is still only in bud whilst they have been flowering in other places for at least two months.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

From 7 months to 70 years.

Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Richard.


December 1967

With Tanya, Russell and Michelle, about 1978

With Tanya and Sara in Canada, 1993.

With Grandchildren Luca, Shay and Zoe, 2008

With Grandaughter, Evelynne, 2009

Choosing Birthday Dinner last night.

Thank you to all the family.

Undoubtedly the best birthday 'present' Richard ever received was our lovely daughter, Tanya.


In Qld rainforest, 2007.

At Russell's wedding, December 2009.

Wishing you a wonderful birthday, darling Tanya.