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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Saturday, 21 July 2007

Harry Potter and the scrap bag post !!

still awfully chilly here in Woodford, not much I could do in the garden today. Generally trying to tidy up after the windy weather. I spent a few hours under the pine tree, where the faeries live, raking and picking up pine cones. I use these for kindling, so now I have a lovely collection in the red cane basket on my verandah. Yesterday, I had a delivery from Diggers Club - my organic rhubarb crown and also the blueberry bush that I ordered in autumn.... now to find somewhere to put them. it is so hard when you look out the window, itching to get into the garden and it is just too cold. Although I believe, our cold weather is very mild to many of my blogging friends... but I can assure you, we make up for the cold with the extreme of heat in summer. I put a pot of beef & barley soup on this morning and it has been simmering away all day. We will be having that for dinner. There is nothing more soul nurturing and satisfying than a bowl of warm soup on a cold day


Every morning for the last week or so, I have noticed the rainbow lorikeets up in the eucalypt tree, nextdoor. They make a cacophony of noise... I am not sure what they are up to maybe there are nuts or flowers that they feed on. They are there for a short time, maybe 15 to 20 mins.. then they all fly off. I wonder where? I have made a note in my journal so that next year, I can see if there visit is an annual occurrence..then it can be part of my seasons of the year wheel. I vaguely remember them from years before but not sure if it was around the same time.. I also noticed on my way to a meeting this afternoon, that the early blooming wattles are in flower....I must take some photos next week, another thing that I can put into my own seasons wheel.


today is the day I got my final Harry Potter book..it was on order and Joe picked it up for me from our local bookshop. Well, not really the local bookshop, Woodford only has a post office but our main town is Springwood about 10 mins away by car. So the book is sitting on my snuggly chair ready and waiting. I am a little hesitant to pick it up - once I get my head in it, I will be there til I finish it and being the last book, I want to savour it for as long as i can.
Tomorrow is supposed to bring the same weather - overcast and chilly so I am not sure what I will be doing. Joe is going for a ride, but it is just too cold for me to be doing that...so I may finish the Imbolc gift that will be drawn tomorrow and a few other promised projects that have been on my 'art' table for ages and I will take a wander around and take some photos. must go now... I am off to see Harry Potter !


*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~

16 comments:

Ninnie said...

Enjoy your day. It must be great to look out and see such beautiful birds. I always keep some pine cones to help start fires with. Love Hugs and Blessings

Bimbimbie said...

I too was looking at the flowering Wattle - makes our winters that bit brighter and of course I love to hear those lorikeets - they always have so much to say for themselves. Hope the HP movie was all and more than your expectations. That painting at the end of your post is very pretty *!*

Tinker said...

How cool it must be to have such gorgeous birds just outside your window. I don't know what flowering wattle is, so I'll have to look that up.

Enjoy your Harry Potter book - my daughter just picked her copy up from the bookstore, and I'll wait till she's read it, then borrow it.
Have a wonderful day! xo

amelia said...

How wonderful to have such beautiful birds just outside your window! We have pretty birds but none as colourful as yours!

Tracy said...

Have fun working on your projects! Have a great weekend. :)

Peggy said...

I am so bad. I haven't read even one Harry Potter book but have given the books to the grands as gifts. Also gave them the movies and haven't seen them either. I want to sit down and read the books this winter when things are nice, slow and quiet.

Rowan said...

The rainbow lorikeets are just beautiful. Hope you enjoyed the soup and Harry Potter. I've read them all but was losing interest a bit in the last two. Hannah(one of my DILs) has her new copy and will be immersed in it today.

Julie Marie said...

I get my Harry Potter book today! I ordered it from amazon.com and they promised to deliver it the same day as it is available in bookstores. How strange that you are a day ahead of us! Anyway, I will be home all day so the postman will find someone here. Since I have a pile of books to be read, I promised my husband he can read the book first.

I love that we have things in common - love of soup on a cold day; and things special to each - like your lorikeets. How wonderful!

Julie

Gemma said...

Enjoy HP and your soup....sounds like a cozy winter day.
xo

fairycakegirl said...

I am just taking a break for HPatDH... Half way through it already. My son, cousin and I queued up and were first in line for it!! I know, how sad. Enjoy sweetie..

LisaOceandreamer said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend a cold winter's day....curled up, good book, fire going and a nice pot of soup. Enjoy your day!
Silly me did not pre-order so now I hope I can find a copy of HP any time soon.
XOXO

mrsnesbitt said...

The Harry Potter fever happened here in UK, queues at midnight! A railway scene from the film was filmed up the road from us, Goathland Station!
Enjoy your book, yes me too, will read a book until I finish it in one sitting!

Naturegirl said...

Robyn you have the strangest names of birds and flowers down under...names I have never heard of but LoVe the sound of ..~lorikeets and wattles~ The lorikeets are stunning!!

I've not read the Harry Potter series..ok so my head's in the sand...not really just busy with aging mother and no time to read for pleasure.. :(

...butterflies surround me but fripperies??? Robyn what's that? hugs NG

Pam Aries said...

OH! To look at such pretty birdies! ....It is cool here this morningagain! I can't believe it! ...t'will be hot later tho! Have a great day!

Sweetpea said...

If you have began the new Harry Potter journey I hope you are enjoying and immersing yourself truly in it. hmmmmmm the soup sounds lovely xx

A bird in the hand said...

Nature surely is nurturing! Enjoy every moment. xoxo