Saturday, June 25, 2022

Winter has Arrived

 Winter has definitely arrived with the cold hitting us as soon as June came ........ Suddenly we have frosty foggy mornings lol ....... The Murray River runs where those trees are behind the houses across the street ..... There is another road behind those houses and then the River.

Don't you love that beautiful big Gum Tree that stands in the front of our place?  When we came down last July to look for a new home, I had a dream that kept showing me a branch of gum leaves - never a bit of the house or land showing, just the gum leaves - such a distinct dream that stayed with me ......... I kept looking at each block of land and house we looked at for a gum tree with no luck ....... Finally believing I had lost the plot .......

 then a random call to come and look at this place (by which time, I'd forgotten to be bothered looking for any sign of a gum tree) ....... we were sitting out the front in the car waiting for the real estate agent to come when Pete remarked "Check out the big Gum Tree, how nice it is!"  I hadn't even noticed, but as I looked up the branch I saw was exactly what I had seen in my dream ..........  When we went inside we were both blown away with how it ticked almost all of our boxes ........... of course it became our new home where we are now .............. and this our first Winter here in it................   I'm loving seeing the seasonal colour changes again!

The Budgie crochet blanket is finished ……. A nice lap size for popping over me if outside reading with a morning cuppa when we have some sun, but the air is still cold.  I’m happy with how lovely and bright it is cheering up the foggy mornings when I’m not heading off to work.

The Queens Birthday long weekend sees the Annual Winery walkabout for this area with all the vineyards ….it also has the big Rutherglen street market which you might remember from previous posts of mine over the years if you’ve been following me for a long while ( of course I wasn’t able to get to them the past 3 years being interstate and also they were not run during the Covid lockdowns) ….. it was wonderful to go and enjoy  …… although I’m usually there with Daughter or one of my friends, this year it was a solo visit, but I had a great time and came away with a few goodies

Mmmmm ..... A terrible selfie lol and my arm was giving me a bit of grief as I struggled to hold my bag and take the photo ............ thankfully it continues to improve and I have even been able to begin small amounts of knitting the past week if I only do it every second day for a short time.

These Mitts are great with a button that allows you to pull the end over your fingers to get them warm as needed or buttoned back to allow fingers to do what they need to do!  The little "lolly look" coaster made from wool is heading to daughter since she really missed not being able to be down here for the market that we did together so many years.
I'm off to tend to some bits and pieces ........ although I do have heaps that needs doing (a declutter of clothing to work out just what I need to keep and throw is on the list ...... but not today ..... I'll procrastinate about that one for a bit longer I think lol


Lin said...

Lovely gum tree story - I always think the right house will come along in the end, just have to be patient. The blanket is a great finish Sharm. xx

loulee said...

I had a similar dream, I knew exactly where a certain quilt wanted to hang.
Love your crochet blanket.

Judy S. said...

Your Budgie blanket is beautiful and so colorful. My projects are piling up since we've been doing yardwork. The sun is finally out and the weeds, etc., have gone crazy with all the rain.