Sunday, January 19, 2020

Stormy weather...

We had a storm last night....more like a squall.  
Very windy, thunder, lightning and a little bit of rain (2.2mm).
But mostly we got DUST:

We found many branches down on our Early Morning Walk.
And one up-rooted tree.
Dui 'christened' all of them.

Friday, January 17, 2020


Madpie, no it isn't a typo.  It's a combination of Mad and Magpie.
The magpies are back--a family of 2 adults and 2 young.
They disappeared for months after having to throw out
beef mince that was smelling up the fridge!
But they're back now.
However, there are new rules.  They get fed once in the afternoons.  As we are allowed to water the gardens for a total of 30 minutes on Wednesdays and Sundays, the ground should be soft enough for them to find their own food!

They usually hang out in the front garden in hope of food 
most of the day.
And we do mean 'hang out' in the case of one of the young.

Because the junk mail deliverers seem unable to read the
'No junk mail' stickers on the letterbox, the paper cylinder has been taped up.  Over time, some of the tape has come loose and
hangs down.
One of the young magpies finds this a great way to
'hang out' until dinnertime.

So we call him the Madpie.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Disappointed but Hopeful Thankful Thursday...

 This was the forecast for the week:

Look at all that rain predicted.

We didn't get any rain on Wednesday, and only 3.2 mm 
overnight (Thursday). Friday and Saturday are revised.

Though thankful for that little bit of rain,
we're disappointed that we didn't even get puddles.

Still, there's always Sunday and Monday....
(at least the temps are low at the moment)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020


 Front and back gardens....covered.


Dui and Roxy

Monday, January 13, 2020

Mischief Monday

What could cause more mischief than a C.A.T?!

 Blakeney (The Orange Pimpernel)  INSIDE OUR GATE!
Right outside our sliding door.
 Don't worry, he didn't stay around for very long.

 We seek him here
 We seek him there

We terriers seek him everywhere
Is he in heaven, is he in hell...
That damned elusive Pimpernel!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Good Dogs

Bacon Rind

equals three good dogs.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Feline Friday

 It's Sibling...
 sleeping under our front Oleander bush....
and when we barked,
she opened her eyes.
 But when Roxy ran outside to bark at her,
she just turned her back to us

and went back to sleep!!