Wednesday, December 21, 2011

355:365 A cupboard bed in Holland

During our trip we were very lucky to see a part of Holland's history a bedstee or box bed.
As we read: "During the 16th and 17th century, closet-beds were much smaller. Lying down was associated with death, and therefore sleeping was done in a half-upright position. These closet-beds slept two people, and beneath them were often doors for children." So grateful to my aunt (Tante Riek) and uncle (Oom Jan) for showing us this, as well as much else.cupboard bed, Holland

354:365 Loch Morlich

Just thought I'd share a few more photos from our trip earlier this year. This one was taken during a walk round Loch Morlich in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. A great memory.
a cold spring day in Scotland

Sunday, December 18, 2011

353:365 Sustainable transport

Joining the ranks of bike riders and exploring the bike paths in my local area. Haven't really ridden since I was a child so we just have to see how it goes. sustainable transport

Saturday, December 17, 2011

352:365 Organic Community Garden

Working at the Narre Warren North Organic Garden
Narre North Organic Garden

351:365 Waiting for the bus

This is the view down the street near my home which I took while I was waiting for a bus on my journey to meet with my friend Jan. waiting for the bus

350:365 Out to dinner

We went out to dinner with our two daughters. It was a fun night and it was the first time I tasted bubble tea. Delicious.Out to dinner

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

348:365 Chapel Street

A fter a film screening we went to get something to eat in Chapel street. This was the view on the way.
Chapel Stree

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

347:365 Christmas breakup

Today was the Christmas breakup at the Perm-apiculture group. Here I am with one of the members, Woz

at the perm-apiculture group

Monday, December 12, 2011

346:365 Lupins

So excited to see two colours of Lupins out today. It has been perfect weather for growing a herbaceous border and I am lucky to have experienced it. Lupins

Sunday, December 11, 2011

345:365 Inspiration from my brother's garden

Getting inspiration from my brother's garden in Gembrook today. IMG_1240

Saturday, December 10, 2011

345:365 South Melbourne Commons

Today I went to the opening of the South Melbourne Commons, a joint undertaking between the Fr Bob McGuire Foundation and Friends of the Earth. While we were there my sister and I attended a herbal tea workshop and tasted Lemon Verbena tea for the first time. It was delicious and I will be making some of that more often now, since I have a lemon verbena plant at home. You learn something new every day. Herbal Tea workshop

Friday, December 9, 2011

343:365 Travels in England

Just wanted to share another photo of our trip overseas. Loved the cloud formation over the peaceful rural landscape. This is near Lupton in Cumbria.Travels in the north of England

Thursday, December 8, 2011

342:365 Angles

After visiting a student on work experience today I took a tram back to the office. This was taken at tram stop 125A under the Westgate Freeway

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

340:365 After three weeks in the hive

After 3 weeks in the hive
A bit more about my current obsession. Enjoy!

This is what the hive looks like normally:


Monday, December 5, 2011

339:365 Nursery

A nursery - my happy place - Went to buy beans (no luck with germinating my own) and just love the lushness and variety.IMG_1192

Sunday, December 4, 2011

338:365 Lorraine Lee


'Lorraine Lee' was bred by a famous Australian Rose Breeder, Alister Clark in 1924. It is named after Lorraine Lee, who was born in Melbourne in 1890.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011