Monday, January 10, 2011

Summer Garden Colour

Parts of Australia at present are under water
particularly in Queensland
which is very sad for many families and farmers there
but where I live near the South coast in
New South Wales

we are more lucky and are having very cool even drizzly
Summer weather which takes the load off watering
when you have quite a large garden.
here we are feeling quite blessed at present and are having a
bounty of beautiful vegetables and flowers to pick.

These guys visit just about all year here
and this is the
male King Parrot - How gorgeous is his colour.

This is a view from our kitchen window
looking out on to an outdoor area where we spend half of our living
Not sure how this photo got in here but this is a shot of some of
our girls who keep us in eggs throughout the year. 
A very happy and contented life for chooks!!!

 There are a few different areas to sit in the garden
providing Summer shade and spots to view
heaps of bird life.

And all of the beautiful shades of
Summer colour!


  1. It all looks lovely, it has been a bit on and off with temps here so the hoses are still being moved early and late in the day. I have the curse of deep sand.

  2. What a beautiful environment! The flowers are simply gorgeous and your indoor/outdoor space - lovely. So many lovely spots to enjoy the serenity. When I was in A several years ago, I couldn't get over the vibrant colours of all the wild birds - beautiful!

  3. Penny I know that sandy soil makes it really really difficult to garden with. Apart from the vegi garden we try really hard to only grow plants that need no or minimal watering!

  4. Beautiful photos Suzy! The garden looks serene and so green.After 10 years of drought, isn't it so nice to get rain.Yes we in South Australia have been lucky(mostly) too with just enough rain, but not too much to produce flooding.
    I have spent today learning about how to transfer images.I start experimenting tomorrow.
    Talk soon!!

  5. What lovely views you have all around your property! To wake up to that natural splendor every morning must be pure Joy!

    Happy New Year... Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. Oh I can see where your choices in color come from now. What a beautiful garden and such gorgeous birds. I am sitting here watching the snow fall and wishing I was there. Happy New Year.

  7. Thank you Lorraine, Judy, Dawn and Sharon - I have to say we do live in a rather beautiful garden with bird life abounding as there is also much bush where birds can escape to from the garden.

  8. Wow! What a beautiful home (and garden) you have! You need go no further for inspiration!

  9. A beautiful garden indeed, and here in England some of your summer colour would be appreciated right now, though we certainly wouldn't dee parrots - are they destructive? Flocks o parakeets in part of south-west London, escapees from some zoo, I believe.

  10. What a wonderful garden and landscape you have. Everything is color: flowers, birds, and others. I understand now where does your inspiration.

  11. Oh Suzi, your garden is beautiful and you are so lucky not to be affected by the weather up north. I have friends in the Darling Downs area and they are ok but it is very distressing to see the destruction. As we know this is a harsh and unpredictable land but it also provides us with some beautiful plants, birds and animals. We have had the black cockatoos back in our garden again - no king parrots though. They are gorgeous.

  12. Oh my gosh!!! You live in such a beautiful place! What a paradise!

  13. Oh! How beautiful. No wonder you create such glorious colored fabric pieces.

  14. Okay Suzi, my jaw dropped just at the basket of flowers, never mind the artichoke, the fabulous outdoor rooms and the parrot. I am glad you are in a safe place, I know things are really tough there right now. I see where the inspiration comes for your rich and sumptuous work, just waling out the door....xox Corrine

  15. You have a gorgeous garden! I am soaking up all the pics. Outside my kitchen window is snow, snow, snow!

  16. Everything is so lush and beautiful!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  17. Great to have such wonderful company from Down under.
    I look forward to your project, it will be fab. I can tell from your work.
    aloha Lilla

  18. Oh can I come over for a week or two? I love your scenery! Your home looks beautiful! Enjoy that beautiful weather!

  19. Its a drab, cold, wet winter here. In the garden there are no flowers at all .It is lovely to see your beautiful garden and be reminded of things to come

  20. Thank you kindly for all of your lovely comments about the garden here. I am so glad that I have been able to bring just a little splash of colour into your bleak skies and your snow covered gardens!

  21. Your garden's colors are amazing! It's easy to see where you get your inspiration for your needlework.

    I'm glad to hear that you are not near any of the flooding.



Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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