There hasn't been much sewing happening here at Threading My Way, not unless you count a few hand sewn alterations. Any spare time I've had has been spent out in our garden - my happy place.
With temperatures in excess of 42ºC (108ºF), it's been hot, hot, hot, so I have to get outside early to make the most of the cooler mornings.
|The possums keep eating the vines as they reach the top of the pergola.|
Having said that, today it's a lovely 25ºC (77ºF), with very light drizzly rain - just enough to wash the dirt off the leaves, but not enough to stop me venturing out.
|Ferns and bromeliads seem to work well together.|
Other parts of Australia are experiencing record breaking high temperatures. That was us last year!
|A new pathway...|
While on the other side of the world, I believe people have been told to stay indoors due to the very extreme low temperatures.
|A rustic little corner of the garden...|
Gardening, for those of us who enjoy it, is a year round activity in most parts of Australia - certainly where I live.
|No grass when the kids lived here - it was swings, bike jumps and a digging patch.|
At the moment, keeping up water to the plants is paramount. Luckily we have a few rainwater tanks to supplement the town water supply, as well as the treated wastewater system.
|Ferns somehow make the garden seem cooler...|
Our garden is extensive - just over ¾ acre - and it's not all finished yet. I have grand plans!!!
|Ferns hanging from a tree...|
Our garden is my happy place. It's a lot of work, but, hey, I'll never need to go to a gym for exercise.
|No where is too small to plant...|
Mr TMW, on the other hand, isn't so keen on the work part, but enjoys the finished product.
|The photo is on an angle, not the archway.|
If you follow along over on Instagram, you'll have seen many of these photos already. It's where I show photos of the garden, places we visit and the odd sewing photo.
|As you can see, we don't stick to any one style of garden. It's a mix of everything.|
While blogging and sewing have taken a back seat during the last 4½ months, they most definitely haven't been forgotten. Ideas are continually swimming around in my head. I just have to get my head into the right space to sit down and implement them - oh, and find the time.
|Love that view!!!|
In the meantime, I'm out to the garden to plant some grass runners. What are you up to in your little corner of the world?