Friday, March 17, 2006

Ticket to sail


In my usual fashion I managed to post this to my KenmaursCorner blog when it should have gone here.I guess I can blame that on the irish in me! Posted by Picasa

March 17: The day for the wearing of the green

Today,March 17 is celebrated as St Patrick's Day.
And I can't let the day go by without acknowledging my Irish heritage........not that I know much about the facts.
My father was proudly first generation Australian and though he acknowledged emotional and religious ties to the old country he didnt pass on much information.

As a child in Western Australia,St Patrick's Day celebrations were GREAT.
The metropolitan catholic schools assembled at Subiaco Oval for an open air Mass and picnic after the Mass.
The Sunday nearest to THE day His Majesty's Theatere was used for a St Patrick's day concert,where the ceilings were raised to the tunes of "Come back to Erin",
"I'll take you home again,Kathleen" "Oh Danny boy".....and Irish dancing.You get the picture!
The Saturday evening would see St Paddy's day balls and dances in all the local halls;It was a great time for the Irish.

My paternal grandparents immigrated to WA in 1898;My maternal great grandfather arrived in Queensland in the 1830s.
I'm so glad they made the voyage so that I could live in the best country in the world.
I include a pic of my parents in Killarney in 1972 as dad attempted to renew/find Family

Monday, March 06, 2006

After the storms..........

For nearly a week we have had bad weather: rain (over 200 mls) winds (up to 110 k per hour) and today as kids go back to school and adults return to work after the weekend,the weather clears.
This was the view from our front gate at 6.30pm............we don't have twilght in the sub tropics!
"Red sky at night,shepherd's delight"
I LOVE living here! Posted by Picasa

Friday, March 03, 2006

Cadbury,the princess

If Jesse can be featured on your can I!
Miss Cadbury,strutting her stuff!
She LOVES being photgraphed! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

King of the cats

At the moment,to celebrate the first day of Autumn,the temperature has dropped to about 25 degree C and 80% relative humidity and, it's raining!
Subsequently the cats reckon it's good indoor weather!
After spreading the multicoloured blanket over the sofa to protect it and my white cushions from black fur,Jesse decided to do his own arrangement to suit his comfort! Posted by Picasa

Another orchid

I think this one is a dendrobium.whatever,it's got several spikes which look really great Posted by Picasa

The orchids are blooming

It's been a while since I posted any pics.This Dendrobium biggibum has two gorgeous flower spikes at the moment Posted by Picasa