Sunday, June 30, 2013

Day 177 - Canada Day

My last June photo has to be a Canadian Flag to celebrate tomorrow's Canada Day. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Day 176 - Tropical Destination

Bribie Island in Queensland.  Warmth, sand,  beaches ,  coconut sunscreen.  A little vacation with tropical flowers to enjoy.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Day 174 - Red Kangaroo Paw

My new purchase.  My veggies that I had in pots have stopped producing so I have replaced one pot with some native plants.  Couldn't resist this lovely red kangaroo paw plant. 

Week 26 - 52 Weeks of Cocktails - Merry Margarita

Lime Soda, sugar, fresh lime juice, and crushed ice.   Yummy on our non alcoholic Mexican night.   New salsa in Coles.   The kids all loved this.  I need a blender and I am a little frighten I might be getting them addicted to margarita's before 19. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 167 - Australian Post

This post box has seen better days.  

Week 25 - 52 Weeks of Cocktails - Cranberry Crush

I think this is one I will keep. It was great. My husband was looking for more and I had halved the recipe so sorry.....
Vodka, cranberry juice, limes squeezed, and cold sugar syrup. Freeze and then served next day. Yummy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Day 165 - Bottle Brush Ball


The Aussie bush is talking
Sending out the call
With the echoes answering back
To tell about the bottlebrush ball.

Emily Le Mesurier,  Red Bend College

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Day 163 - Cedar Sage

Finally some sun around here.   These flowers have been just going crazy now that there is lots of rain. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Day 160 - Red Nose


Week 23 and 24 - 52 Weeks of Cocktails - Sizzling Santa and Frosty's Frappe

These last two weeks I have been forgetting to do the cocktail.   So hubby and I did two at once and shared.  
Sizzling Santa:  whisky, honey and boiling water
Frosty's Frappe:   Bailey's, milk, ice, coffee and chocolate topping blended up

Well we each liked the opposite.  I loved the Frappe and my husband enjoyed the Sizzling Santa.  I halved the recipe to begin with so it was just small drinks but enough for a taste. 

I think I need to invest in a blender.  I have been using one of those mini choppers.  Fun Fun moving countries you start getting use to just using the minimum appliances. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Day 159 - Grapevine Moth Caterpillar

While looking through the garden I came across this little guy.  A grapevine moth caterpillar.  

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Day 158 - Two Dancers ......My Way

Saw this painting by Judy Prosser called "Two Dancers"   and was draw to it.   I haven't done it justice.   The neighbour was so great at being a model while my girls posed her and helped her remember how the photo looked.  Now I just have to get it printed for her.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Day 157 - Red Rain

 A lot of rain going on around here in Parkes, NSW.   Apparently so is Ontario and other parts of Canada. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Day 152 - Garden Rose

Wandering in my yard for most of these photos.   I have plans I just have to wait until my models are able to help me out between school and activities. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day 148 - Red Trilliums

The trillium is Ontario's Provincial flower.   Every spring white ones covered our bush at the farm.   If we got to see a red one that was rare.   This spring I got to go home to Ontario and got to see a red trillium.   The white ones were just coming out when I left.   Another time for sure I will get the whole bush covered.