Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Weather Is Just Perfect

Sunday 31st July, 2011

What a fantastic weekend weather wise.  Saturday and Sunday were perfect days to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine.  We are expecting a few more days of this weather until at least Wednesday.  I can live with that!

On Saturday Tony and I decided to take a drive to Balaclava.  We rang Robyn and Bob to see if they wanted to come along but Robyn was working and not due home until around 2.00pm.

Looks like Ayers Rock in the middle of suburbia

Firstly we called into Virginia Nursery and bought some plants for the garden, also some wood chips and pebbles.  While there we had coffee, cake and a croissant.  We didn't leave there until 3.20pm and then headed off to Balaclava.

Balaclava is a small country town about 90 minutes from Adelaide.  There's nothing there, it's just a nice drive, driving through farming country.  On the way we turned off and went through Owen, this is where Jodi is now looking to buy a property.  We thought we found the property that they are interested in but it turned out to be the wrong one.

When we got to Balaclava we decided to have an ice cream.  Robyn rang and so we said we would call in on the way back home.  We got to Robyns' place around 5.30 and stayed for a  couple of hours.

On Sunday we decided to tackle the garden.  Tony cut back the tree.   The council planted it and they are quite ugly trees if left.  We have cut it back the last 4 or 5 years and it grows into a nice rounded shape.  We have noticed that several of the neighbours are also cutting their trees back.

The tree - before Tony let loose

The tree - after Tony "hacked" umm I mean pruned it

We planted the new plants we bought, weeded, spread the wood chips and Tony cut back some of the shrubs.  It looks much neater.  Now for the weather to stay nice next weekend so that we can do the back garden, that's if we don't have Katie.

After we cleaned up we came inside and had our showers.  Robyn and Bob called in soon after.  They bought us some oranges and mandarines from their garden.  I luurve the oranges.....they are so sweet and juicy.  Today would have been my Dad's 92nd birthday.  He passed away in October, 2006.

Early Spring flowering

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