Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend Antics

We have had a really funny week end with the weather. Yesterday was quite glorious with the sun streaming (as you will see in some of the following pictures) But we have just had a storm come over complete with thunder and lightening.

Above is the Strawberry Shortcake which I made on Thursday night from the recipe that Jenny put on her blog. It was very easy to make and very delicious. This one is a keeper for sure !

My shortbread was very yellow but that is because our girls are laying again - We are averaging around 4 - 5 eggs per day again now so I have plenty of cooking on the agenda today as well as an Egg & Bacon Pie for dinner this evening.

It is lovely to wander around some of the Aussie girl's blogs and read about spring rearing it's head in their gardens. I walked around my garden yesterday and looked at everything either in bloom or getting ready to burst out. Here are some of the bulbs that I planted at the beginning of winter.

This is some apricot blossom in our orchard.

And the white daisies are fairly common in our garden because they self sow themselves everywhere but they are one of my favourites.

Here is the sundial in the front garden circle of our home. Amy and Tommy are looking at and smelling a lonely little daffodil down in that garden. You can see in the left of the picture all of the trees that have died in the drought which we will replace in the coming weeks. I think that I counted around 12 established trees that died before we had all of this recent rain fall.

I am off to work for a few hours this afternoon but before I go I intend to do a little baking for the school lunches and upon my return I really want to begin my sewing machine cover for the Challenge..... Have agreat Sunday everyone !



Sarah said...

Looks like I have missed alot Fiona! Lovely sewing going on at your place and some you have received!
It is yucky here today too..... we had a thunder storm last night and this morning and it is SO windy here now!
x Sarah
PS: Lucky for your Hubby to be retired :+)

Melinda said...

Your garden looks great, even in winter.

Micki said...

I am envious of your beautiful garden. It is exquisite!

Sara said...

Those pictures of your garden are wonderful! They look great! Some of my flowers are starting to die off in preparation for winter.
Thanks for sharing those with us.

Margaret said...

Spring is certainly on it's way with all the flowers, budding, just a lovely time to walk around the garden, Love your stitcheries .

Jocelyn said...

Such a lovely garden. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

Willow Grove - Kez said...

i admire your garden. It always look fantastic .

Julie said...

your garden is looking lovely fiona. i look forward to seeing more pics when everything is in full bloom! i do like spring, however it's also a reminder that the horrible humid summer is on it's way, and summer i simply dislike in a big way. oh well.
nice to see your girls are back on the lay again...can't beat home grown eggs.
julie :)