01 July 2013

Happy Territory Day Darwin

Long time no see!
Cody pup is now 12 months old.

Darwin is enjoying some special Dry Season

Our backyard is green, fresh and inviting. 

Busy time to be creative.

Today is Territory Day in the Northern Territory.
What's more Territorian or Australian
than our trusty rubber footwear the Thong!

Lets all get out and about and enjoy what Darwin
has to offer.

I met these turtles all types at our outdoor pond
at the Art gallery and Museum.

Hello All,
Yes, I have been missing all year!
Still busy making the most of some down time.
Today is Territory Day when Northern Territory
Celebrates that we are governed here and not as
it was by South Australia. If you have had the
pleasure of visiting my beautiful home town of
Darwin or travelled around the NT you will know
that it is so different to the rest of Australia.
Time to Celebrate how lucky we are to live in this 
most beautiful spot on Earth!
So tonight the fun begins with fire works aplenty.
The only place left in Australia that you can purchase
and light up your own fireworks display. But only
for one night! So it will be one noisy night.
A month ago I changed jobs and have been busy
learning new things and relearning old things.
Everything has been happening so quickly that I am
still catching up myself!
I have also completed an evening course of Photoshop
Introduction which I wanted to do last year but
managed to get along to my local night college
and learn something new. I know that it will come in
very handy with editing and creating my photography.
The very exciting news is that I have selected four of my
Art Photography prints to be on display at the Community
Arts Centre. Studio on the Street is ran by the Salvation
Army Life Centre and is such a great cause to support locally.
So far I have sold one that the proceeds go directly back
to help the running of the Centre.
So great to be creative and feel good about helping too.
My Print was headed to Ireland and that is exciting.
Our family have strong family history ties to
Ireland and Scotland.
Our small pup has now grown to 12 months
and is still small but not tiny. He is keeping us
on our toes and making sure that Missy our older
Dog keeps moving in her later years. This morning
we had a walk together at the beautiful Watergardens
close to my home. The two took off so excitedly
but in two different directions! I can see that I
will need a bit more practise in co-ordination.
So I feel myself getting fitter with the new job keeping
me on the go and meeting some wonderful customers
each day from all over the world.
Nice to be doing something that you enjoy.
Time for me to go,
Sending my Warmest wishes to all who have
waited for my return! Hope it was worth the wait!
Hello, to all my fellow bloggers who I love
visiting an catching up with.
xo Sue

13 January 2013

Welcome to January, 2013

Welcome to January, 2013!
May your garden be full of sweet surprises!
With plenty of bright flowers to enjoy.


Feathers, furry or scaled friends

Trees to shade and keep you cool

May you always have a place to go to
that feels like home no matter how far you
have to travel.

May times shared with loved ones be pleasure
May you spend time with new and old friends.
May you have fun getting to know them better.

May you all have someone special to share
your time with!
Hope you are all Healthy and Happy.
Ready for what this year has to offer!
Thanks for calling by.

08 December 2012

Seasons Greetings and Family Times

Festive Season is already in full swing!
Christmas Tree waiting for me at the
Adelaide Airport.
Love the blues, silver and greens.

I was flying on these beaut clouds into Adelaide.
With a big smile from my window seat!
On my way to see family before we all head off
to Victoria. We expected that the Summer warm
weather would continue into the week-end.
A storm on Saturday night cooled things down with
rain, thunder and lightning through the night.
The morning was mild and cooler.
Just perfect for a garden wedding!

More rustic sights waited for us at the Glen Erin
Winery, Lancefield. 

Last Week-end we celebrated the Wedding of
my Son and his beautiful Bride.

With the Winery as a back drop how could it
not be a wonderful day?
Masses of white roses and yellow ones too!
Enough roses to keep me happy!

The sweet couples first kiss as Husband and Bride.
Below are the happy Mothers receiving a kiss and
Red Rose each. Two very proud Mums,
What a Surprise! Can you see my knees shaking?


The Cake cutting with a difference.
Both are Ford Fans and own a black Ute.
The Cake tasted as good as it looked.
Below the Sun Set as a backdrop to the Reception.
Lots of laughter and much dancing.
Lucky I packed my dancing shoes!
Together we all got to wish the newly weds
happy times ahead. Thanks to all our dear family
and friends who attended and made it such
a lovely day shared with special people.


On the flight home the storm clouds gather as we get closer to Darwin. They were so white it hurt my eyes to look!

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holiday times
to you all. I hope your Christmas is as sweet as
this fantastic Gingerbread House!

Thanks for stopping by at this busy time
of the year.
Best Wishes to you all.


27 October 2012

My Flame Tree is a Poinciana!

If you wonder down my street you will find a little playground.
Where children play and dogs run.

Where this time of the year with the lead up to Christmas you are treated with
a beautiful sight. These amazing flowers on the Poinciana Tree!

This is the first time I have noticed the white bits in the bright orange
flowers! Maybe it is time that I slowed down a little and enjoy
the sights more often!

This is another photo taken on holidays in Brisbane, Australia.
It was taken before I got my first Digital Camera so I have
scanned it to bring all the beauty out.
We had a great time that day wondering around the parks
and enjoying all the Spring flowering plants.
So much different from Darwin and our Tropical plants.

Also I am playing with photo editing on PicMonkey.
See at the top of the blog, my newly edited glam pic of myself!
I had a bit of a play with a family photo and cropped myself out.
Then did some editing magic and WOW I look pretty special if
I do say so myself!
The programme is FREE which is great!
You can make and create to your hearts content.
With lots of special effects and collages to keep
everyone busy and happy.
Why not dig out some of your old pics and give it a try too?
So what have I learned this week?
That my dearly loved Flame Tree is actually called a Poinciana Tree!
If you get up closely and check out the flowers they look pretty special.
They are nice, green and shady all the rest of the year but with
Christmas around the corner they flower in bright bursts of orange.
Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant Tree, Fleur-de-paradis,
Gul Mohr, Flame of the Forest.
As we head to work I keep an eye out for them lining the path to the
Darwin City. Whoever planted them years ago I give a big
Thank you ! 
Hope you all take the time to get out in the fresh air and enjoy whatever
beautiful Season you are lucky enough to be having in late October!
Love to hear what you are looking forward to at your country.
This week I have had some health problems that made me slow down
and have that Doctors visit I often put off. Luckily it is all sorting
itself out and I am allowing myself the TLC that I need to be
a Healthy Happy Me again.
I hope you my Blog friends are keeping well.
Lots of Love, Bye for Now.

22 October 2012

Such is Life


Hello Everyone!

Another Month is almost over and we are all very busy, busy
with all the day to day things in Life.
It's been great to catch up with a lot of our family interstate
earlier this month. For us this year has been HUGE!
We have made frequent trips away from Northern Territory
but always am glad to get back Home to Darwin.
Sometimes you wonder what is it all about?
I am reminded of something I have read.
Something to DO
Something to BE
Something to LOVE
I tend to agree that all of the above is very important.
When I see my family growing up and enjoying each others
company so much. That makes me very happy!
We are all growing and changing along the way.
TRUST is also something that allows us to
feel physically and emotionally safe and happy.
It is good to have a feeling of Well being.
Today's photos are of a beautiful pair of Giraffes at the
Adelaide Zoo. They are a sweet couple and this is a
favourite snap from many years ago taken on a
family outing.
Below is a river view of Brisbane taken on a holiday
that we had. It was the first time I fell in love with one of my
favourite trees the Jacaranda Tree that flowers before
Christmas. I love the lavender to purple buds that line the
streets where we lived in Adelaide and where my close
family live now. I will be thinking of them enjoying this
lovely sight although we will be missing out! This year.
We have our own flowering trees that flower this time
of the year with a beaut show of orange blossoms.
I call them flame trees although this is not the correct name
for them that is what they look like!
I have also noticed another flowering tree in my area that
has pink or lavender flowering now and looking lovely.
If I get a chance I will try to capture some snaps soon.

Meanwhile our Grandchild Jacob is growing fast and looking
quite the little man! He has taken a shine to his Grandpa
which is not surprising to anyone. We all love him.
Something about a man in overalls?!
One day he will be heading to the backyard to help in the garden
with his Pa!
Hope you all have an extra fun week.
Thanks for dropping by and look forward to hearing what
you are all up at the moment.


10 September 2012

Welcome New Grandbaby, August 2012!


                                   Here we are Welcoming our new Grandson Jacob into our family.

Big Greetings to you all!
August has come and gone and I have been away from home, work and my blog.
While we waited for the arrival of our first grandchild we got the chance to
really enjoy some beautiful country visits and some chilly to mildly spring type
weather. It was Almond Blossom time and a lovely show of flowers made me
feel homesick for the seasons that living down south provides.
Such a pretty soft look they give the hills and countryside.
My trip was extended from two weeks to three when dear bub was in no hurry
to venture out into the world but arriving two days before my birthday!
Making it an extra special time for me.
They are all one sweet new family Candice, Adam and Jacob. Plus dear
Sylvia the cat. All is coming along nicely and they are settling family life well.

New Nursery set up for new arrival.
Love the Love Print from
A Special finishing touch to Jacobs Nursery.

Almond Blossom Time
Mother Finch watching over babies

Sylvia the much loved cat

Give me a quiet Country road to wander any day!
Best Wishes to you all,
Welcome to all my new readers, thanks for stopping by
from all over the world.
Look forward to reading your comments.
Bye for now, Sue