Sunday, January 30, 2011

30:365 Sunset through my window

Sunset through my window, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Lovely to see this sunset in the cool of the evening after a day of great heat. Gonna be another hot one tomorrow. Forecast 40 degrees

29:365 Cosmos

Cosmos, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

In my garden, full of brave colour, just slightly enhanced

Friday, January 28, 2011

28:365 Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Melbourne

Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Melbourne, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Hopetoun Tea Rooms: Called in here on my visit to the city to go to the dentist this morning.

"A quick step back to the vintage era of the 1800’s. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere, in Victorian surroundings, with the largest etched mirror in Victoria."

27:365 The Angelus

The Angelus, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

The Angelus: A print of a painting given to my mother and father and father by my Uncle and Aunt in Holland. It (or the attitude shown) would have been a familiar sight to them as devout Catholics in the south of Holland.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

26:365 Are these poppies?

Are these poppies?, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Went to Cloudehill again today with my sister to look at the amazing garden garden design. Saw these plants and loved their amazing seed heads. Just love them

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25:365 My uncle in Holland in 1979

My uncle in Holland in 1979, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

I needed to tidy up the study as I knew I had some precious photos hidden away from my trip to Holland to see my relatives in 1979. And today finally I found them. They bring back such good memories of meeting my extended family for the first time. This is my Uncle Piet who died a few years ago. In the background you can see Boerenkool (Kale) growing which my aunt cooked for us. Delicious.
I am going back to Holland in May and so much looking forward to seeing my extended family again. I have been skyping with my cousin Inge and she is organising a get-together. My sister and my son Tristan will hopefully be there as well. Can't wait.

Monday, January 24, 2011

24:365 Library

Library, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Just loved the colourful displays here in my local library. Such a friendly place.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

23:365 Lachlan going the the University of Sydney to start his degree in Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work

Well it had to happen. After a month back with us, Lachlan, who left home at 18 to go to Norway has left again, this time for the University of Sydney. In the last four years he has worked in Bergen and Hammerfest in Norway and Rajasthan in India so I am sure he will be able to manage in Sydney.

22:365 Berwick Farmers Market

IMG_0937, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Every month we head off to the Berwick Farmers Market to pick up our supplies. I have enjoyed the iPhone app MyMarkets App "myMarkets Vic is a fun, different way to interact with and experience Victorian markets."
At this market I bought something from the herb stall, the cheese stall and the apple juice stall. It is true we don't need much in the way of vegetables as we are producing a lot for ourselves. Anyone else out there found a great place to get supplies?

Friday, January 21, 2011

21:365 Sue's garden

Sue's garden, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

This is the view from @sujokat's loungeroom window. Had a lovely time catching up

20:365 Corn from my garden

After a beautiful sunny day I got home from work to see what was ready to pick from the garden, and I found this delicious corn. And it was delicious too.

Corn from my garden

19:365 My workplace

Since I spend such a lot of my creative time here I thought I'd show you where I work.
My workplace

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

18:365 Just finished reading Annie's box by Randal Keynes

Thanks to a recommendation by Sue Tapp I picked this up at my local library and really enjoyed it. There is a good review of the book here and it goes well with another of my favourites Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. See more of my books here. Have any of you got a favourite book to share?

Monday, January 17, 2011

17:365 Comfrey

Comfrey, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Enjoying the recent growing conditions

16:365 Closure

Closure, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Sad to see Dandenong's only bookstore closing

Saturday, January 15, 2011

15:365 Sunset on Saturday

This is the tree I se outside my kitchen window every day. This evening I as struck by the crepuscular light on it. Simply beautiful.

sunset on Saturday

14:365 The Harvest

After a months supply of rain in only 5 days and a tropical warmth the garden is doing very well.

The harvest

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

11:365 Bulleen Art and Garden

Bulleen Art and Garden, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Had fun today at Bulleen Art and Garden which my sister introduced me to many years ago. It is just such perfect gardening weather and this place is so cheerful.

Monday, January 10, 2011

10:365 Kickstart Activity 1 – Advanced – Down Blog’s Memory Lane!

Just what I need. It is something I have been thinking about and it has come at just the right time for me. My learning blog is The Open Classroom

Sunday, January 9, 2011

9:365 Dock seed

Dock seed, originally uploaded by jomcleay.

Alongside the Merri Creek the Dock is in flower

Saturday, January 8, 2011

8:365 Default photo of cat

As nothing much happened today (it was too hot for most of the day) I am grateful to Tania Sheko who had the idea of a default photo of her dog. So here is this photo of the boss of the house with my youngest son.

The boss of the family with youngest son

Friday, January 7, 2011

7:365 Wide Sky

Love this sort of landscape. Seems very Australian to me. What do you think?

wide sky outside Winchelsea

6:365 Tower Hill Lavender Farm

Absolute treat to spend some time here:
Tower Hill Lavender Farm

5:365 Port Fairy Wharf

Just back from our annual holiday at Port Fairy. Great photo opportunities in this historic and beautiful place. The wharf is great.
Port Fairy Wharf

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

4:365 Strange book titles

Practical Common Lisp: A contender for strange book titles (and yes, it's on our bookshelf)
Strange book titles

Monday, January 3, 2011

3:365 Something to add to my garden

Yesterday when I went to Cloudehill I bought a yellow foxglove and an Erysimum (wallflower). I have now planted them in what I am pleased call my herbaceous border (even though it is mostly still a dream in my head).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2:365 Cloudehill Gardens

Introduced to this wonderful place Cloudehill by @sujokat, Bob and I visited today. What an inspiration!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

1:365 Places to go, people to see

Love the chooks, they seem to have such personalities.
Things to do, people to see

31st December: Three sisters garden

Here is my Three Sisters garden on the last day of 2010: a day that reached 40 degrees. We are already eating the beans and zucchinis. Can't wait for the corn... Three sisters garden: beans, corn and zuchini