autumn, nature, colour, beach, Barley
Thu 17th, May, 2012
Ahhh, G’day, I thought I might show you today Autumn on the beaches…
I have to say it has been one sweet Autumn here, I love this season, especially here…our first Autumn it felt really odd to me, some of the trees turned and there were those beautiful reds and russets and at the same time the light in the daytime changed, got almost brighter but in a way less intense..
…but to me it felt all odd and funny because in the daytime you could still, really, sit on the beach…even though it was Autumn
I’ve got used to it a bit more now…the warm comfortable clear daytimes rather than the hot and blustery and the clear skies meaning cool nights…
I haven’t gotten used to seeing this quite yet….
I love getting back in the garden in the Autumn, I have been out there a lot the last few weeks and at the vintage market at the weekend bought some Agaves from the oldest, loveliest Italian man (at least I think he was Italian)…so sweet, he told me how to take cuttings from the ones I have already got and pulled out a very old gardening book stuffed with prints of Agaves he had grown…there is joy in life in the little pleasures, I love how meeting a man like him, accent still thick from wherever he came from, hands weathered and just sitting there thinking, makes you ponder how others have gone…
I like thinking of his journey to this land a long way from home…how very different must it have been for him? No internet, no plane rides, no phone…
…these guys really make me stop and think that those like him not bothered with stuff, but more with growing Agave, do really know the secret.
Whatever it is.
Here’s that light I am talking about, I was trying to capture it…..
Along with Agave I am pretty much obsessed with hibiscus….it is now my mission to fill the garden of this old cottage with them….
I am still muchly failing with the roses, the white one is giving me a rose probs every month or so, tops….just like my old neighbour who lived here for 60 years told me, they don’t grow too well in this sandy soil and she reckoned it was the air coming off the sea….
I have noted though, along with bougainvillea (one of my faves) that hibiscus seems to thrive and am thinking that the little warm spot down near the Summer House and the veggie patch will be purrfect…
My walking has changed a bit for the moment….I am hoping to get a post done on this, because of your emails, but really there isn’t any secret….open the door and walk is what I do ;-)
..but right now, my long hikes have been temporarily replaced with shorter, slower paced ones with a fluffy little thing in tow that gets a LOT of attention wherever we go….
I have actually really enjoyed this change in pace…rather than scooting along and moving fast, up and down hills, through the bush, wooshing past the sea, I have been slowly strolling, stopping and looking
it’s amazing what you see when you look…
with Barley in tow everything has taken on a slower feel…
I have always thought how much more you see when you walk, which is half the reason I do it
…when you walk with a puppy sniffing you see even more…
did I mention to you I love the colours? ;-)
think I might well have done at some point on this blog roflmao
Autumn colour rocks
This last few weeks with Barley has taught me quite a lot you know, how even when you think you are out there enjoying the good things, there is always more…a park down the road from me that I hardly glanced at when I passed in the car…via Barls I have seen all sorts of things down there…wildlife I didn’t know existed, nature waiting to be discovered….
I like it…just getting out there….for a walk
Well, that’s it from me, I hope you enjoyed that, it’s been a while since I have been out with my big girl’s camera, umm it’s a bit different juggling a puppy with it…trying to keep it still was all part of the fun…gotta be up for a challenge, don’t they say ladies….?
What do you think of this colour of Autumn in this fair land? Does it rock or does it rock?
Catch ya again sometime, yeah?
p.s. thanks for your thoughts yesterday, just too kind, I heart you girls xo
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