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 itโ€™s raining heavily outside? I baked a loaf of bread instead.

Itโ€™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.

autumn · blessings · grandchildren · grandson

A Perfect Day for Cuddles

The weather turned a tad chilly today. The mountain is still in hiding, we have had several showers of rain and tonight quite a cool breeze has picked up, making the temperature drop even further.

When my seven-week-old grandson arrived for a visit, I discovered the cooler day was perfect weather to cuddle him while he slept. And how could I resist this tiny face? I simply had to take a sneaky photo while he slept. ๐Ÿ’™

Australia · autumn · clouds · garden flowers · Mount Warning · Tweed Valley

And just for a change … it’s raining …

… again!

There’s no sign of the mountain today, it’s in hiding.

Yesterday – when it wasn’t raining – I took a photo of these very pretty purple coneflowers, a new addition to my garden this year. They seem to have done very well, especially considering the days of blustering wind and excessive rain we have had throughout summer and into autumn. ๐Ÿ™‚