Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just a qick hello!

Not much news to report, except for the fly through visit of my daughter, and seeing my son the same week. I've been rather crook, with a virus and then a bacterial infection on top of that. Lots of coughing and lots of sleeping. The weather has been really windy the last 2 days, lots of dust too. Hope the plants survive and that no bushfires start.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hello again!

Glad you haven't given up on me completely blogging friends!
Life sometimes gets busy in another direction. So I hope to try
and blog once a week or so. I haven't done much bushwalking lately.
My husband, his brother and nephews did the National Pass walk in July.
I went to visit a friend instead. My knee hasn't been too good lately.
August is nearly over, and it has been rather warm for winter.
Spring bulbs are already flowering and the one tomato bush that
survived in a pot on the verandah has started to grow again.
So we may be in for some early summer tomatoes. Better than last
summer as I planted too late. Have a great week! See you again soon!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Down in the Valley of the Waters

Views along the way!

Amazing rock formations!

Finally the halfway marker!

Looking across the valley!

Looking overhead, backwards!

You could hear these waters a while before you could see them, it was refreshing to be there before the long climb out of the valley.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The National Pass Walk at Wentworth Falls

Well this is the amazing start to the restored path of The National Pass!
More photos to follow next time as the uploading takes time!

The first glimpse of water, from the lookout at the beginning of the walk

Amazing cliffs, with overhanging structures!

Spectacular views!

Going down!

and down!

Do well really have to walk down all those stairs?

A glimpse of Wenthworth Falls =the descent was worth it!

and down down, down to the pool at the bottom of the falls!

Crossing over the start of the Jamison river at the bottom of the Falls, ever onwards and upwards and back along those magnificient cliff faces on the other side!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tea cosies

This post was inspired by 'Little Jenny Wren' at http://littlejennywren.blogspot.com showing some of her favourite tea cosies.
Although I love pretty cups & saucers, I prefer plain white teapots covered in colourful cosies. I guess it's nostalgia from my childhood, coupled with the need to keep the tea 'hot' here in the mountains, where the climate is a tad cooler. Some have been purchased at fetes, some op shops, some at markets, one a designer 'teashop' and one handed down in the family.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Wedding, the cake & mosiac lesson

Mosiac Lesson
Begin by choosing photos in sets of threes, starting with the ones you want on the bottom row.
When uploading, Under layout option choose 'none' (This allows you to move them around as they will load one on top of the other in a column and you want to click on each one and drag them into a row - you choose whether you want spaces or not.) and 'small' under size.
I work in 'compose' as this is simpler for me and check how it is going with preview. I usually find the photos are still too big, so I click on each, one at a time, and drag the corner marker to make them smaller.
Finally I publish and choose 'open in a new window' so that I can check the final result and edit if necessary. If the photos aren't small enough I find they wont sit three in a row, but send the third one down to the next line, which spoils the effect.
BTW I cooked the 3 cakes, but my husband ended up doing most of the icing, including the intricate measuring of the patern, as I was not well and also needed his mathematical skill and precision and patience. I went to bed to recover for the wedding day. I managed the day but am still not well- lots of coughing, which started yesterday.
Well I just had a go at publishing a didn't get three in a row so I need to shrink them or try two in a row. Finally it worked!!