Thursday, January 29, 2009

Six weeks is not enough!

Six weeks is not enough, I want more. I promised myself this holiday I would do so much more with the girls. Seems like only a day or two has gone since Christmas, and now they are back at school. We didn't go to the zoo, we didn't see any fireworks, I didn't take Tiff to the movies, only 1 of them got to go over the mountain, we didn't go for a picnic, so many things I wanted to do. Maybe we can do more next Christmas.

My baby girl started yr 6 this year, before I know it she will be off to high school.

Yay, I got a first day photo of Sheri. She is in yr 9 this year. We usually miss the early morning photo on day one, she catches the bus a bit before 8am, so it is usually the last thing we are thinking of.

I have discovered the Auto button on my camera, I have been getting acquainted with it over the last week or two. I have a Kodak camera with the worst range of settings I have ever seen, but much to my delight it has so much more by using the auto setting.

Other than Tiff's Sunflowers I don't have much in my paddock that looks like a flower, so I climbed through the fence and took some up close and personal photos of my neighbours natives (they probably thought I was a bit strange).
This thing looks like some sort of mad animal, little beaks sticking out all over the place.

The top view of a bottle brush.

I think this is some sort of bottle brush too, but being the worlds worst gardener I really am not sure. Tara how did you get to be so good with flowers when I have no idea, everything looks like a weed to me.

One of Tiffs sunflowers with a hovering bee. I am glad the bees were busy gathering honey, I put the camera lens right on top of a few of them. The flowers were looking absolutely beautiful until we got a mother of a hailstorm. It shredded leaves and done major damage to most of the flowers. Tiff has a green thumb and grew these using the seeds out of the bird feed, unlike me she can grow anything.

We had this totally awesome boat come into the harbour through the hols. It is called Earthrace, I googled it and found a little bit of info on it. It runs on bio-fuel, went around the world in little more than 60 days, it cuts through waves instead of going over them and some other stuff that I cant recall right now.

I finally got to spend some time with Tara and her family, it was 15 weeks since I had seen them all. How beautiful is this little man, I thought he would be crawling before I got a chance to know him.
I have so many photos that I would like to share with you, but I think I have bored you enough for one day, I might find the time to add more later. I have decided to try the 365 photo challenge, I have been trying to take a photo each day of something that I would not normally notice, or a close up of something that we see each day but never really notice. I hope that I can remember to actually take a photo each day.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the fact that I have not done any scrapping since before the holidays. I will try to get some done now that the silly season is finished. Thanks for putting up with my ramblings.

1 comment:

Tara said...

Lookin pretty sexy there girlies :D

That thing with beaks is hairy!!!
The pic i took of one of them isnt hairy.... looks totally different!!

LOL well i wouldn't know one fishing instrument from the next, just one of them things i guess, you work with them long enough you just know stuff!!