I declare today to be the day of stinging. Why so? Well I have a little nick or cut on nearly every one of my fingers (I did lots of dishes too despite the stinging and cut up onion as well), I have a finger nail that is broken into the quick and I topped it off nicely by being bitten by my car - I forgot that if I stand on the curb, the back hatch is no longer higher than me....
We got a taste of summer today - temps aren't that high yet just in the low 20s with a rampaging northerly wind. The wind is so strong that it bounces my car as I drive along. OK, I have a tinpot little thing but still I thought I had a flat tyre or four the way I was bouncing.
Knitting content? Umm the thecond thock progretheth theth Igorina (Knitty in Pink knows her Pratchett). I also have a really simple wrap on the needles in some yummy hand-dyed silk. The silk is in bluey tones and just doesn't photograph well under artificial light (and it won't do it well in daylight either cos digis do not like certain colours)
So with Spring well and truly on the way, I give you some spring photos. BTW, most of them aren't clickable for a bigger pic - I am feeling lazy today!
the first freesia in the garden
WATTLES! Yes, Oz native plants. We have lots and lots of native plants so why do I show pics of the things you all know about - daffies, freesias, etc?
An isopogon in full bloom. Fabulous plants - I like em lots and buy all sorts of different ones and sometimes manage to keep them alive for a while.
Grevillea rosemarinifolia. Cute red snail flowers, horrid vicious plant with a little spine at the end of each and every leaf. These plants are about to die - we are sick of them as you can't weed under them cos they BITE!
Promises of things to come - one of my old garden roses in shoot.
(clickable) An unusual garden ornament - a really shocking pick of Nutmeg on the lattice at the edge of the garage. This is one of my favourite pics ever cos she looks mutant with one little fang hanging out and a fat belly pushing through. She's not fat she's just fluffy!
(clickable) And saving the best until last, a red lechenaultia formosa. Kazaam! Pow! Zap! Take that!