"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

-Skybax rider motto

Friday, 27 September 2013

Spring gone, winter back!

Well we had a few lovely spring days & then winter came back in full force, day after day of high wind & sleety rain, we have had our wettest September in 42 years.  Some farmers are saying they haven't seen a season like this since they were kids.  The crops are looking amazing & we have had 3 planes working, which is wonderful, following 4 years of drought & semi drought.
below my youngest skybax with his faithful hound, not at all impressed with the invader!

A fearless feline has come to stay at our hangar.  this male moggy turned up about a month ago, he greets the pilots every morning & actually strolls onto the tarmac to greet them again on their return in the evening, while the planes are still roaring! not even the slightest bit afraid of Bella!

Im loving my new little Genista yellow imp, its flowering happily away, despite the miserable weather.

Conospermum triplinervium, smoke bush. I have been wanting one of these ever since I saw them flowering in the bush, they are outstanding on mass & a little bigger.

gorgeous little margerite daisy I struck from somewhere.

This margerite, I actually bought, which goes against my grain as they are super easy to strike.

wisteria just starting to break out, I moved this from the verandah a while back & thought Id have a go at a standard (sort of)

freesia's & snow in summer

not sure what this is, some sort of native hop tree maybe, but I love the new golden growth.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Spring is here!

This amazing little plant was only just transplanted a couple of months ago, but its decided to soldier on & is blooming away.  My iphone doesn't do the flowers justice at all.

This gorgeous flower belongs to a native annual wildflower that have come up in various spots, I will have to remember where when we do our weed spraying, they are so pretty.

sunny side up Australian paper daisy, just planted in Jack's garden, hopefully I can gather some seeds to fill in around it as well.
Corondium elatum

A little dwarf iris that was already here, I shifted it to the front garden & thought it would be too shady to flower, but obviously not!

One of my inherited fruit trees has begun to flower & is looking quite happy, here's hoping!  

The mulberry tree is going mad, in the space of a couple of weeks it has come from having no leaves at all, to being almost fully leafed up & with fruit as well.