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Monday, April 20, 2015

Art work and flowers

These were also found at the Wondai Flower Show.

And there were statues.
There was also fruit, vegetables, food, and many other things for the gardener.

Wondai Flower Show

I went on a bus trip to the Wondai Flower Show a few days ago.
The morning started with rain. I rose at 4.30 to be ready to catch the bus. Rain had been falling over the early hours. Didn't bode well for a good day.
By time we reached our destination the sun did shine. Puddled and mud were left by the rain. Good weather for the farmers. A little shower came just as we were getting on the bus to go into the town for lunch.
Someone found a novel way to deal with used tyres.

Then there were other art works made with metal.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Shop of clocks

I went away over Easter on a bus trip. We went to a lot of places I hadn't been. I had heard my aunt talk about the area. Her family owned a dairy farm there years ago. She complained the hill were hard on the knees. I know know what she meant. The old knees of some were feeling the strain after walking through the shops on the main street. The traffic was like an ant trail moving both ways along the streets.

Below are some photos I took in the House of Clocks at Montville.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nuts and Ginger

On Sunday, we called in to Yandina to go to the Nut, and ginger, factories. We all lined up for our ginger ice cream even though we were cold. Not very often I have ice cream. But I treated myself to one. Probably won't have another one for awhile. Until the next time I visit the Ginger factory. We all brought some ginger products before walking across the street to go to the nut factory, where we spent more money. I'm happy. I came home under budget. Meaning I still had money left over to save for my next trip away.

Birthday Fkowers

One of my daughters, and her family, sent me these flowers for my Birthday. The lilies hadn't yet opened. Looks much different with them open.

I was woken early this morning by the loud, annoyed barking of a dog. I don't own a dog. Who had recently bought a dog flashed through my clouded mind. The noise grew louder. I got out of bed to look out the windows. Couldn't see a dog out the back. I looked out another window and there stood a neighbor holding the leads of two bundles of fluff. Not sure what kind of dogs they were. Still in my nightdress. I ventured down the steps to open the back door. There sat a black, funny looking dog, bailed up in my back yard.

"Shut up," I shouted at the dog. "What are you doing in here?"

Another neighbor stuck his head over the side gate. "Sorry to wake you. The dog belongs to a lady up the road. The dog jumped her fence."

Out I went to help try to encourage it from behind my shed. It wasn't very happy in a strange place with people stopping his escape. The dog was only on loan from the dog shelter for the weekend. The lady went to ring the shelter to come help get it back.

Once everyone left to wait for the person to arrive I slipped inside to change clothes, make a coffee to drink while keeping an eye on the dog. I even had time to have some breakfast. I was taking a pot plant out to the back shed when the dog chase started. One person blocked the back of the side of the shed. The handler went in the front way to encourage the dog to come to her. She slipped the lead over its head. Dog problem solved. She took the dog back to the shelter.

I then watered the plants in the shed. Took some ripe bananas from the bunch over next door for the children to eat. No way can I eat a full bunch. I then watered the plants on the back veranda after I had swept the floor. While I still had some energy, I decided to mow. Silly me. I started with the biggest part. I called a halt because the sun was getting hot. My clothes were wet. I came in to do some computer work.Maybe I'll find a bit of energy to do the front yard in the late afternoon.

This isn't the first time I've found a strange dog in my yard. I had one once before that didn't want to let me into my own yard. He had another smaller dog with him. It was hiding beside the shed. After a lot of going and coming, the pair finally walked out the gateway without me chasing them. I ignored the dogs until I watched them leave then shut the gate.

I could do with a nap but I'm trying to fight against it because I have more writing to do..

Monday, February 16, 2015

My Gold Coast Trip

These were all taken from the balcony of the unit where I stayed. I was on a bus trip to go see "The Outback" show. They covered the story of the horse riders of the high country. This was a very entertaining show. Frog rose from the ground. Fake snow fell. The horses, and other animals were well trained. I loved when the donkey played. Dead. The actors did their parts well. To be able to do what they did in a small space. I like the way they rode toward the picture on the wall to disappear. Too me a little time to notice a door had slid open to let them pass through. And the helicopter which came in through the same wall to the middle of the arena. Well worth the visit. I'm sorry I miss all the previous shows because they were of a different topic.