Australia · autumn · garden flowers · Mount Warning · native Australian birds · Tweed Valley

Something to Sing About

Would you just look at that … after days of nothing other than mist and cloud, today the sun is shining once more. And there’s not a single cloud in the sky.

One of this year’s baby magpies has taken a liking to perching on my veranda clothes line during the wet days, and seems to want to continue doing so, regardless of the weather.

With less rain weighing down petals, I see flowers around the garden returning to their perky selves once more.

It’s so good to see the sun again, I feel like joining in when Mr. Magpie chortles his happy song! ❤

Australia · autumn · garden flowers · memories · Mount Warning · rain

Once Upon a Time …

Once upon a time, we had this glowing orb in the sky that we liked to call sunshine. Sadly, it is a distant memory …

Also once upon a time, I could see a magnificent mountain range from the back of my home, complete with a majetic mountain which caught the first rays of sunshine each morning on its peak.

We are assured that one day, sunshine will return. When will that be, we ask? When the rain ends, we are told …

Australia · autumn · basics · cooking · rain · subtropical weather

A Wet Easter Monday

On a day when I hardly saw my back garden let alone Mount Warning, due to this mist and low cloud, I spent most of the day working on a university assignment, which is due this Wednesday.

During constant reading of any description, I find I need to take regular breaks, usually in the garden. What to do when it’s raining heavily outside? I baked a loaf of bread instead.

It’s been many years since I baked a loaf of bread, although I always bake a batch of hot cross buns every Easter. This year, I baked two batches, and they turned out so well I was inspired to try bread baking again.

I started simple, just a plain white loaf, and the result was a beautifully crispy golden crust and soft white bread inside.

It was a pretty good way to spend the final day of the Easter long weekend, here in the damp subtropics.