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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snippets of December

Beautiful sky

Healthy green juice

Unusual visitor

Australian Budgerigar 





 A little rain

 Another unusual visitor,
Maybe a Kingfisher?

Different bird of the sky

That time of year again

Some family history

Our chooks
making themselves at home

an enclosed cage for a friends motorbike trailer

Country drives

Gifted apricots

munching on our Acacia seed pods

Last nights brilliant sunset

I am not getting much time to blog at the moment during this Christmas season.  
Christmas is at our place again this year so we are having our normal cleanup and preparations. I have family arriving so time will be filled with enjoying our special time together J

We are in the middle of a heat wave at the moment with high temperatures all week.

Monday 39C (102.2F)
Tuesday 39C 
Wednesday 42C (107.6)
Thursday 43C (109.4F)
Friday 44C (111.2F)
Saturday 34C (93.2F)

Hopefully it is cooler for Christmas day, nothing worse than a scorching hot Christmas! It is hard to get things done in this heat, and hopefully the garden can survive J



  1. G'day Tania,

    I have been enjoying lurking on your blog for a while now, Some great photos of your home and the countryside. That little fellow on your fence is a Rainbow Bee Eater, they do look like a Kingfisher but Have a curved beak which Kingfishers don't.

  2. You have some nice sky photos, I really like the first one. Here is a link for you hubby to see our trains.

  3. Thank you for telling what that bird is Sgt 73rd Regt. I had never seen one of these here in our area, I don't think they are all that common around these parts. He was very pretty and he had a mate with him, looked a bit different so presume this may have been the female. I hope they stay around although this hot spell will test them out!

  4. Thank you Sunnybrook farm, I am sure hubby will love looking at your trains :)

  5. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures from your part of the world with us. One of the things I love most about a blogging, is that I feel like I can travel the globe every night. :-)

  6. Phew!!! that's hot. Beautiful photos Enjoy your Christmas preparations.

  7. Those temperatures are murderous. If it hits the high ninety range here in summer that's hot.

    Spectacular sunsets. I'd sit out on the back porch every evening with a cold drink and watch those.

    I like all those birds. If they were here they'd be worth a fortune to exotic bird collectors. Nice to see them just flitting around. I'm surprised the chickens don't peck that parakeet, mine peck the sparrows that try to snatch a little feed.

  8. Beautiful photos! We have been lucky with the extreme heat butntodaynitengoing to be a hot one. So inside I'll stay. Have a very happy Christmas look forward to reading your blog in the coming year.

  9. Wow, those temps are high. 40degrees here today. I love the pictures of the sky!
    Merry Christmas.


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