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NOT MISSING IN ACTION…

…maundering in in-action might be closer to the mark. Three months is almost “death” in Blogland.

Oh well, here I am again. And I’m going to kick off with…the weather! Winter here so that means, mostly, blue skies and bright sunny days. The sort of weather that encourages strenuous outdoor work. Garden beds can be weeded, dug-over, mulched.Plants can be pruned, moved, re-potted.

And then the sun dips below the horizon and we don extra layers and waddle about looking like the Michelin Man. And I can tell you that, Chez Dinahmow, the Michelin look lasts from sunset to mid-morning.

But it is nice to see the BARE pergola, just waiting for something new and less rampant than wisteria and petrea… 001.JPGI’m tempted to try another climbing rose, but then my memory gives me a sharp dig in the ribs, telling me not to be such a silly fool.

In the meantime, I seem to be having some small success with orchids. 001.JPG

These Phalaenopsis sit on my keyboard (not this one, the musical one), but I move them outside for more sunlight when they start to flower. I move lunches out there, too, in sunny weather. Of course, there can be stiff competition for a seat…002.JPG

The Man, who is no longer working full-time, has not had much go-to-work work lately, but he has been busy here!Oh yes…de-rusting and re-painting various bits around the house. And he cleared all of the tangled mess atop the pergola. And replaced the old TV aerial which was all a-dangle after the cyclone modified it. Ooh, it’s all go here, innit!

I’m off to see about some breakfast, but before I do, here’s a link to a Canberra friend’s blog. Yet another reason to visit ¬†that city!

https://myjustsostory.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/warm-trees-2017.html

 

 

 


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SHARING THE LOVE ON ST. VALENTINE’S DAY.

My time in this crazy, wonderful city is drawing to a close. It’s a time of melancholy, to know that I am saying goodbye to New York (which has been so good to me) just as New York is getting ready to say hello to Spring.

Hyacinths.

I came halfway around the world, to spend six weeks in a place where I knew no one, other than by their screen monikers.

I will fly home on Thursday with memories of real-life friends. Thankyou, all of you, for sharing with me your city and some of your lives. I love you all. And I love this place you call “home.”

Not like me to be soppy, so I’ll leave with a quote from Big Arnie:

“Hasta la vista, baby. I’ll be back!”