Our Lovely Weekend

This has been such a lovely weekend…
Our beautiful Jenna turned 15 years old yesterday, time has flown…

I went for a walk around our garden early this morning after feeding the chickens. It was -1 degree Celsius, really freezing, my hands were burning after taking the ice out of their water, but how lovely to be out there. I looked up at our neighbours tree with the moon in the background and had to go and grab my camera. I do know that this tree is indigenous to Australia and has a thorny bark with the most gorgeous pink flowers, such a sight to see…( if you know its name please could you let us know)

This little pond by our front door is frozen over…(It was 3 degrees inside our home this morning, the fires are blazing now)

Yesterday family and old friends come over to celebrate with Jen, she has had a special time…

Our chickens’ warming themselves among the Lavender bushes in the early morning sunshine…

Frozen water in the chickens enclosure…

Jenna’s birth orchids…
This beautiful orchid was given to me on the day of Jenna’s birth 15 years ago. It was a single orchid in bloom. It was given to me by my wonderful mom-in-law as a gift. Each year around the time of Jenna’s birthday it give us the most beautiful show of flowers. It has become a huge plant with many blooms and I probably should divide the bulbs but it seems so happy on our front veranda, just as it is.

I spotted some Violets flowering in a pot outside, do you see the mesh? This has been placed here to prevent our curious chickens from jumping up into our pots and scratching every piece of greenery out while they search for little grubs to eat.

Here I am squinting into my camera, taking a photo through a window reflecting off a mirror inside our house. I am wearing my Shalom cardi and I must tell you, it is so incredibly warm, I love it!

The Red Hot Pokers are flowering again, their bright colours make me so happy…

Even Jack popped out in the cold for an early morning snack.

Have a lovely week.

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8 Responses to Our Lovely Weekend

  1. Gracey is not my name.... June 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    A lovely weekend indeed..I am having one too, but am away, so will post when I get home.

  2. Heather aka Proud Mama June 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Happy Birthday to your daughter and birthing day to you. What a wonderful reminder of her and the day those flowers are.

  3. Lori ann June 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    dear linda,
    oh my gosh how cold it was, water freezing even! the chickens are cute cuddling to keep warm, at least there is sun. how amazing you have the orchid from jennas birth, and it’s so healthy and flourishing. it’s so special. i love her birthday crown, and love the photo of you in the window. love to you and your beautiful family. xxx lori

  4. Anonymous June 10, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Dear Linda,
    Such a beautiful birthday celebration! I noticed a spray of the cymbidiums on the table, gorgeous.
    The tree looks like a silk floss tree. Native to S. America, they have huge seed pods & when the pods burst open, the silk floss drifts everywhere taking the seeds wherever the wind carries it.

  5. Curt June 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    i started this once and then suddenly had another page appearing on my screen. I have been told by several people that the trees we have been able to grow from the seeds on a tree very similar to the one you pictured are commonly called Silk Floss Trees from the seed pods that are full of seeds and a silky floss that fills the air during the season when the pods open up.I have been unable to do research to see what the proper name might be.

  6. Stacy June 11, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    Brrr, three degrees in your house? That’s cold! Happy birthday to Jenna, hope she enjoyed a wonderful day. How special that her orchids bloom so prettily every year around her birthday. They are gorgeous.

  7. Baa-Me Kniits June 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Brrrr look at the water from your chickens bowl! Sorry I have no idea what that tree is? Hubby doesn’t know either 🙁 Jenna’s orchids are so beautiful and how lovely to have had them for as long as her, what a thoughtful present your MIL gave you. Does the mesh work? I have not had much success with ours. Your cardi (what I can see of it) looks lovely have you done a Ravelry write up on it? I have been waiting to see how it turned out as I was thinking of making one for myself 🙂

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