Monday, March 7, 2011

Come on over my place, come inside and I'll put the kettle on! It's so lovely to see you!

Wasn't it a sparkly, sunny weekend? Well it was here in Daylesford. It seems like so long since we have had two days of sunshine in a row. Doesn't life just seem better when the weather is so heavenly? What did you get up to? We had a happy & busy weekend, all the usual fun of ballet etc and lots of other things too.

I spent some time outside, walking & thinking & looking. So many pretty and beautiful parts of our world to take in, and admire.  I loved looking at this old gate on top of Wombat Hill, the garden's behind it were so green and lush, a kind of secret garden.

And on the gate was this beautiful & delicate web.

The colours of my weekend were bright and bold.
 Blues, greens, yellows, pinks, every colour of the rainbow.

 Driving back from Ballarat , along the Dean Road, I always find myself bewitched by the countryside, the views, animals, sky and of course the hills.

Something about the lines of the hills against the sky really does it for me. The contrasting colours and the hugeness of it all, wow. I have to be careful to keep my eyes on the road!

Back at home the garden is alive with colour & action, butter flies, flowers, 

and of course dandelions!

The kids played, did homework, read, and made things. We went to a picnic in Glenlyon and sat under the huge oak trees, eating delicious food and chatting with lots of lovely people. At home we baked, hung out the laundry, folded it and put it away. I'm really encouraging the kids to help out as much as possible, there is always so much to do in a big family.

Rosie kept herself busy with so many things. A handmade calendar, lots of cartwheeling, her 'band' which consists of her banging away on all our saucepans and a stint as a cat, complete with whiskers. Sticky tape sure comes in handy.

She also found some reading glasses on the nature strip outside our house, are they yours by any chance?

Of course she also found time for some chook action. Look Mum, no hands!!

Lemonade is a pretty relaxed chicken, and so soft too!

So, have you had a nice visit? I hope so. Did you enjoy your cup of tea?
Thanks so much for popping by, I hope you have a happy week,
see you soon xo


yardage girl said...

Gorgeous - I would love to pop over for a cuppa one day!

daisy said...

lovely landscape colour observations in your beautiful countryside. i'm sure your household is quite hectic but i always enjoy visiting your serene peaceful blog!

Carmel's Closet said...

What a perfect weekend. Your countryside is looking so beautiful at the moment. I paid a first visit to Dalylesford in January whilst staying with in-laws at Torquay. My mother-in-law and I had a lovely lunch at the convent and a quick look through the town. Dalylesford looks like a great little town and I plan to go back for a proper looksie when next down there.
Hope the sunshine hangs around for your week.

Tania Verdez said...

How good is this weather? God I love Daylesford SO much when I don't have to wear a down jacket on the school run! When can I come over for a cuppa? I'll bring cake ;)

Tanya said...

I particularly LOVE that sky/ green hill photo. That is the best thing I have seen all day. Thanks!

hester said...

Daisy is right...your blog IS serene. I have a little daydream about coming over for a cuppa one day. Imagine if all your friends arrived on the one day. What a party it would be. Luckily, I'm sure we would all bring cake to feed everyone.

Gorgeous photos, as usual. And in one of those photos of Rosie, I can see Charlotte peeking out.

Maria Rose said...

Oooh man, it is so beautiful there. We are getting bogged down by another snowstorm, a couple of feet expected. I would love to feast my eyes on some green!

Allana said...

What a gorgeous post, a lovely insight into your glorious life :)
I hope you don't mind that I made my daughter a vintage sheets rainbow snake based on yours as a little milestone gift. Thankyou for the inspiration :)