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There is much on this site that may not be readily apparent. There are several ways to find your way around.You can use the links bar above to visit my most popular pages, use my archives or simply do a keyword search using the search engine in the navigation bar at the very top of the page.

If you find problems with any of my links not working, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or via my guest book and I'll will try to rectify the problem as soon as possible :)
I have had some problems recently with downloads from 4 shared and am in the process of moving them to another web storage. Please be patient.

And come back soon!

Monday, 31 December 2007

Summer Agapanthus

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It is certainly summer in my garden now. After plenty of rain, the grass is growing [and needing mowing constantly] and my agapanthus are really blooming. This hardy perennial from South Africa is a survivor and welcome in many country gardens where it definitely comes into the "non care" category.

Click here for a zip with different sized images including ones with a January calendar.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

A New Year, a fresh start

Some words of advice from T. S. Eliot
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For a slightly different version and images for a wider or bigger screen, download my zip here.
If you would like to send a card with a similar image, visit our card site.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The Tenth Day of Christmas

Hmmm...I can imagine you thinking, yes she's gone a bit "dark" this time.

Just how do you handle Leaping Lords except to presume a little moonlight madness?

These 10 Lords Leaping are said to represent the 10 Commanments of the Old Testament.

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1152 X 720 image here

Monday, 17 December 2007

Lorikeets Celebrating Christmas

Lorikeets celebrating Christmas by doing their best to pull my wreath apart!

These cheeky birds rule our bird feeder, making sure they receive only the best.

The wreath contains gum blossum [Eucalyptus sp] and flannel flowers.

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1280 X 960 image here

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1280 X 1024 image here

Thursday, 13 December 2007

The Sixth Day of Christmas

On the sixth Day of Christmas,

My true love gave to me,

Six geese a-laying......
When I was putting together this desktop, I had initially in mind a more styalized a version, but started thinking and finally decided to include some Australian geese and the desktop became more naturalistic.
These are Cape Barren Geese from the Southern Australian foreshores and nearby islands.
I have used a bit of artistic licence here as I'm sure that these geese would never be seen nesting in close proximity! They are probably monogamous and in reality quite aggresive during the breeding season which runs from June until September. [so they are definitely running a bit late this year]
The six geese of the song are said to represent the six days of creation.
In a zip file which you can download from my 4-shared storage, I have included, as well as various sized images, ones without text.

The Magi

A desktop featuring the three wise men following the star to Bethlehem.

To see and save a larger version click on the image.

A version 1152 X 720 here

A version 1280 X 960 here

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

In my Garden

This is another photo that I took early in my garden after overnight rain. I first noticed this beautiful saucer shaped spider's web from above, when I went to empty my rain gauge.

The legspan on this little chap would have been less than an inch.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

On the First Day of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas
"On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree. "
The twelve days of Christmas represent the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany. The song is a very old one and each verse probably has religeous significance.
The single partridge has been said to represent God or Christ himself as the first day is of course, Christmas Day.
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Wednesday, 5 December 2007

December Early Morning

The light just after dawn on Monday morning was just magical when I took this photo. This little hopper and his friends have been creating havoc in my roses :)

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Have you checked out the webpages of other members of our group, recently? [ Links to the left.]
PS Rose is "Seduction"