Turns out there are several rampant grape vines in my neighbourhood. I spotted this beauty in its takeover bid on my evening walk. The setting sun lit it up like a stage light in all its conquering glory.
The evenings are quite beautiful this week as the sky dips slowly to midnight blue. Seems the birds quite like to watch the sun go down too.
The soft green of eucalypts is a particularly Australian colour and one that warms my heart. Over my back fence, near the creek is a big space of young native trees, all growing like mad. I’m particularly fond of the leaves with wobbly edges resplendent in the late afternoon sun.
Sometimes the spur of the moment dinner made with what one finds in the kitchen is utterly delectable. This evening I peered into the fridge and finding mushrooms, spinach and goat’s curd, prepared myself a little dinner. A clove of garlic and few gratings of lemon zest later, I have a delicious dinner for one that just happens to pair perfectly with the vinous offering in the fridge – an open bottle of Yarra Valley chardonnay. Bon appetit!
I wanted to plant a tree and ended up having to dig up a concrete slab and a tree stump. Needless to say, I haven’t yet planted the tree, but after many days of hard labour in the cold and sometimes rain, the slab is a pile a rubble. It feels good to have vanquished a pile of concrete and built some muscle in the process, and the chickens are pleased to have a new landscape to scratch in.
There’s something very special about the sound of three female voices singing together. All-female, all-star band I’m With Her have got that special in spades. They sing perfectly in sync but with a looseness that only comes with mastery. And the bass in this track is rock solid and grooves like an overland train on the flat.