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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lots of rain and a drive out and about

Here is one of my Aloe Vera plants in flower.....rather neat looking flower I think and hello out there ☺

Still working on that play mat and this is part of the grass square

We have been having a LOT of rain and a pond has appeared in our backyard.....perhaps I should get myself some ducks ☺♥

The daffodils have not liked the extra rain.......

The other night I thought I would knock up some bread dough and make us some home baked pizzas for our tea ☺

Capsicum, olives, garlic, mozzarella, mushrooms, one pizza had hot salami and cabana, the other had prawns ☺

I must say they were really delicious and had for tea and breakfast the next morning lol....also I made the marinara sauce with a can of tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic, onion and a dash of vegetable stock ♥

As I said, there has been heaps of rain so yesterday we took a drive through a few of the towns near us and where some of the rivers flow......this is a farmers paddock 

They sure have their own lake happening here

The Latrobe river is a large river which flows near our town and boy was it flowing yesterday and nudging breaking the banks on each side.....

As you can see it was another wet day

These paddocks look lovely with all the yellow ☺

Now this river is the Avon 

And in this part on the bridge looking down you normally only see one part slightly flowing and the rest very dry.......just rocks

But today it sure had plenty of water and spread all the way across

It was flowing very fast, hard to tell in this photo though


Bubbling even.....

Looking back along the bridge, you can see just how wide this river could be......

And across the road looking towards the railway bridge which crosses the Avon

I must say the weather was FREEZING lol and very windy......we drove to this other section of the Latrobe river where it meets up with the Thomson river

Wearing my trusty blundstones on this wet day trip


And this obviously is the swing bridge

The middle section rotates so that boats of tall height can pass through on either side 

Looking back to the meeting of these 2 rivers. Normally there is a difference in the water but today it was very murky.....

Looking back the other way, where they are totally combined ☺

One side of the mechanics of the bridge....

A small park is on the other side and you can drive to this spot but have to take another road to get to that side with a car.....no driving on this bridge

The other side mechanics.....
Well this was a different post for a change......next up I may have a little road trip we are going to do visiting one of my boys ♥♥
Thanks for dropping in and may your day be a good one today ☺


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Another steam day fun ☺

Hello my family and friends again it has been a little while since last post......
And I think you may guess what is about to happen here ☺

A small light in the distance with a bit of smoke......

The man took some photo's with my mobile so here I am ☺☺

Do I look excited lol

Toot Toot, yes the yearly steam train coming right into the town I live ♥

Now these next few photo's are really not great as someone thought they could stay ON the track as the double steam trains approached......

I am actually zooming a bit here but you get the picture......

And right here is a great example of what you should NEVER do......shame could really wreck it all for everyone else.....dangerous behaviour 

But here they come, R711 and R761

And there they go into our local station for the day

Under the footbridge where I usually stand and take my photo's each year
This trip comes from Melbourne brochures details here to give others a chance to ride in a steam train and also visit the snow at Mt Baw Baw, also local wineries and other places in the area's along the way.


It is a full days outing and one day I will catch that train back in to Melbourne and maybe the man and I can have a night in the city ☺☺ 2 hour trip for us.

SSSSSSSSS......was a good day

And I am ever so slowly working on this crochet play mat, along with many other projects...
How is your crafting and fun in life going?
May your days be good ones or at least have a happy thought in your day ♥☺

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Catching up here

Hello ☺  On our trips to visit Mum we go past this sign and it always gives us a chuckle......
Interesting the names for things that are out there these days ☺

Well as you know we are expecting a new grand baby and went to this fun gathering

This is only a small portion of the food that was on offer......

There is the happy expecting couple including small baby bump ☺

This little one is my son's friend's and she has amazing eyes ♥

I did not take enough pics of this gathering as was having such a good family fun time lol 

The happy pair quite excited.....☺♥

We headed out the back to a park with some of the grandies and dogs 

They had a fun time running a LOT

Little Riley has grown 

Trixie the pup has also become rather large lol  

Little Misty and her hula hoop

Down the slide

My girl having a go on the slide ☺

Think she did something to her hips at the bottom lol 

My boy the expectant dad ♥

The other dog was Tilly the lab and so many blurry pictures I took, too much moving lol

Headed back to the house to say goodbye to everyone

Walking the hoop while carrying about 20 sticks.....think she had plans to take home in the car but we managed to explain that her Mum and Dad would not want all those sticks lol

I have been sewing too these past few days ☺

Even little shoes 

A little hat with some fancy border from my newer machine



And a couple of bibs

With another bit of fancy machine work ☺☺
Still doing a bit of crochet and really need to get back on to that sock I am still knitting......
How is it at your home today?  Here is sunny but cold and winter will soon be ending ♥
May it be a great day where you are ♥♥♥