Sunday, August 4, 2013

Weekly Stills - Winter with a Splash of Gold

1 & 2. Chicks at my Sprocket's Kindy. He would very much like one. We are suggesting hermit crabs. I grew up with chickens, and they are very sweet, but I don't think we're ready... at least, not quite yet.
3. A sulfur-crested cockatoo in our wattle tree. We call them Angel-birds. I love looking up at all the birds that visit the wattle tree. Everyday when I hang out the washing and potter in the garden new visitors arrive, rosellas, wattlebirds, and a multitude of different types of cockatoos. A gift that never fails to uplift me.
4 & 5. It is lemon season. The kids are now recovering from their chest infections and my beloved (the med-student) informs me I have viral bronchitis. I am revelling in lots of lemon and honey concoctions and sniffing steaming towels smothered in eucalyptus oil! Is it crazy to enjoy the rituals of colds? Don't answer!
6. Early morning rain drops.
7. My Poppet's little toes. With her little dolls toes beside her.
8. Winter foliage. Trying to distract myself from a brisk wind in a playground as the kids played on the slide and failed to notice it was freezing!

Joining with the wonderful Em of The Beetleshack for weekly stills.


  1. awww.. those toes! Hope you feel better very soon. We are knee deep in winter sickness but I cant say I enjoy the rituals! xx

  2. Popping in from the beetle shack and loving your gold theme. Hope you are on the mend soon and those hot lemon drinks don't go astray at this time of the year. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia