Some recent weather events

Australia has had some fairly severe weather recently with floods being the most recent.  Fortunately for us we have not been troubled by flood although when we were away this week, so I could participate in a group bike ride, our village had 60mm of rainfall in one day.  That is a huge amount compared…

Nature in the garden

This incredible insect was resting on one of our outdoor chairs.I looks just like a eucalyptus leaf. My husband did a bit of research in the internet and discovered that it is a childrens stick insect. Its scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii.  There are some beautiful photos on the internet.  

Ying and Yang

How cuter are this pair? You could not have bought one without the other. I see this pair of dogs on my morning walk.  Always a delight to see them.  

Changes to our front road.

Since the repair of the culvert on our front road the council has graded the road so it is looking very smooth.  They have since watered the road each day for about four days and the next step was the sealing of the road.  This is a huge step as we have been in the…

Trying to improve the front grass

The paths around the garden beds in our front garden were in desperate need of repair.  We have an issue with moss growing in the shaded part of the garden and we wanted to see if we could get some grass to grow to replace the moss. I scratched around in the bare patches of…

The Den of Nargun

One of the books read by students during my teaching years was The Nargun and the Stars.  The reason I mention this is we did the walk to the Den of Nargun with some of our grandchildren during the Christmas holidays.  I had walked with our two other grandchildren when they were much younger and…