This morning my daughter excitedly rushed to the computer to check the results of the Craft section at the Royal Melbourne Show which starts today. She had entered 2 photo’s in the Year 7 – 9 category.
All of a sudden there was screaming coming from the front half of the house ( Mum, Mum, I, I, I, just got 2nd prize!!!!!!). She was so excited ……. to say the least, and I am very proud of her efforts. I guess I won’t be able to keep a camera out of her hands from now on. She loves taking photo’s of flowers & nature.
This is the photo that she received 2nd Place for :
Hope you all have a pleasant weekend, I’m off into the garden………..
Well, Spring has certainly sprung in this neck of the woods and I have been bitten by the gardening bug. Totally distracted from my sewing, pottering around the garden.
I have discovered Pinterest, which is also a major distraction – but oh so inspiring!!!!!
This picture is my attempt at stacking some pots with herbs, flowers & veggies. I have planted mint, basil, strawberries, tomato, pansies & violas (Johnny Jump Ups).
My other attempt was just at grouping some pots with strawberries, peppermint, thyme, beans, violas, silverbeet, parsley and a couple of geranium cuttings to fill a gap.
My only problems is when I let “the girls” (bantam chooks) out to free-range so have to cover them up with bird netting to keep them out.
My new crab apple (Tom Matthews) has also just started flowering, such a lovely shade of pinkish red. You can see “the girls” in the background of the photo.
More planting & organising this weekend planned as we are trying to finish off the garden (mind you it has taken nearly 2 years to get this far) and we only have a very small garden, but haven’t had the time or funds to get very far. Still a way to go but so much closer than a few weeks ago – having lovely weather is also a great help.
Hope you get a chance to catch some rays this weekend.