Tuesday 28th August 2012Well I have arrived home safe and sound from my trip to Darwin. What an amazing place! The weather was gorgeous and the city so clean. I had a fabulous time with my Aunt and loved the warm temperature.
The sunsets in Darwin are amazing and each night it got better and better.
We did spend time exploring Darwin which involved going on a heritage walk around the city.
|The old town hall that Cyclone Tracy blew down in 1974|
|Government house - stands on the top of a cliff and overlooking the harbour!|
We also visited Crocosauras Cove to have a look at the crocodiles! The photo below is some baby one. They just floated on the surface of the water without any effort what-so-ever. There was plenty of them also!
On the home front we are missing our little dog :( She was taken ill on Sunday and I had to take her to the vet yesterday morning where they admitted her. She has been vomiting for the past 3 days and we don't know what is wrong with her. It is just like one of your children getting sick and not a happy time for us at the moment. We aren't sure when she will be permitted to come home.
I have picked some more turnips from the garden and given some of them away along with some cabbages and snow peas.
I have removed all of the cabbages and now have some cucumber, cherry tomato and beans to plant. I have also bought a blueberry bush and will be planting it in the garden along the drive along with some pumpkin. The citrus trees I planted earlier are flowering so hopefully this will mean some fruit for next year. It is all so very exciting growing your own food and most nights we have something we have grown from the garden in our meal.
I love the change of season from winter to spring. It is as though the plants are awake again. My wisteria has just started flowering and the vine is covered with buds. I love the look and fragrance of these blooms and each year I get excited to see how many flowers it produces. It seems to be more and more each time.
I hope everyone else is enjoying the warmer weather and abundance of plants!