Monday, December 21, 2009

Greetings to all Family and friends

Just four days to go to christmas and I still have lots of shopping to do. My purse is very stressed and will take a while to recover. I'm used to a cold Christmas with frost and perhaps some snow, dark nights by the fire  and children singing carols at the front door. We've been in sunny Australia now for eighteen years and it still doesn't feel like Christmas in the heat. Mind I don't complain about the holiday in the days after Christmas day. This year we will be sat on Mt Martha beach watching our little grandson playing in the sand. He has come from a very chilly London to spend the holiday with us.

The little bird is an Australian fairy wren.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Illustration Friday "Crunchy Spider"

My entry for this week's subject "Crunchy" is a digital illustration completed earlier this year. Thought I would show the original photo which gave inspiration.It was taken on a great holiday in Normandy France. The village was called  Le Mont-Saint-Michel and is well worth a visit.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

First Day of Summer

Yesterday was the first day of summer and it's warming up on the peninsula. I went for a stroll round the garden looking for our resident of the past few years, Leslie the blue tongue Lizard. We haven't seen him this year so he may have packed his bags and moved to a more salubrious habitat, unless he's been eaten by a fox. I came across a younger lizard lazing in the sun, he had a short stumpy tail so must have had a fight at some stage. He was lazing on the grass in the sun so I dashed in the house to get the camera. By the time I returned he had retreated into a very thorny bush. I'll keep looking and hopefully capture a pic of him.