Saturday, October 6, 2012

snow in October!

yes!!! snow in October! and it was so only lasted for the morning...but a little lingered in mossy pockets ...

until early afternoon.

The rest of the week the weather was pretty nice....all was peaceful down at the pond was very exciting to spot some baby fish in there.

Every year we have a pair of Blue Herons return to nest in the big trees behind our sheds.  In previous seasons they have treated my pond as a 'take-away' outlet! they literally drop in for a snack ...and my poor wee goldfish just keep disappearing...I hope that's not the case this spring.

 where the wild things live.... garden isn't a tame one.

A lovely wee clematis...I think it's Alpina...but I'm not sure.

I have been doing some more knitting another little baby snuggle blanket with 'stash wool'..

This afternoon some sea air was  required so a quick trip to Fraser's Beach, the sea was quite rough today...the sea spray was whipped up and it all felt so good....

To live content with small means
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion
to be worthy, not respectable.
and wealthy, not rich
To study hard, think quietly,
talk gently, act frankly
To listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages with open heart
To bear all cheerfully,
do all bravely,
await occasions,
hurry never
In a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common
This is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing

In the porch a little basket from my daughter with hellebores and auriculas.

Have a happy week.


1 comment:

  1. Hi, I was just googling Frasers beach to see where exactly it was and saw that it is near San Remo. The beach looks like my kind of beach. We had a holiday of sorts in San Remo, Italy which is on the Italian Riviera. San Remo was nothing to write home about as it was a run down town which in its hey day was a "poor mans" monte carlo. There were some amazing villages up in the hills surrounding San Remo and I would love to go back some day.

    We have herons here, but since we moved we do not see them regularly. I can understand it is frustrating that they eat the fish, but at the same time it must be such a joy to see them nesting and bringing young into the world.

    I do think about how you are doing during the week and it is always a joy to see one of your posts on my sidebar. I love your poems and have written a couple down to put in my husband's birthday card this month... he has an uh-O birthday! Take care x