Tuesday 30 October 2012

Oh Dear, Twice!!

It's a hard situation to be in, but that is life and certain things do happen.

My best friend also my husbands cousin was out and about, fit as a fiddle, the next morning at 3am she couldn't get out of bed, 3 ambulances came.
4.10am, she was gone.

A male friend of my husbands and myself, been in hospital for 1 week, died 10 minutes before our cousin and best friend.

Then there was a family 90th birthday party held the same day, too late to cancel it, however it got all the family together for hugs and so on, was good therapy for all.

Two funeral now in one day this week.

So sad, May They R.I.P.

I made this graphic earlier this year, I changed the verse this morning.

Friday 26 October 2012

Launceston, Tamar River, Tasmania

The Tamar River in Launceston, Tasmania, only a few minutes from the city even on foot.
Once ships came with Free Settlers from European Countries.
I did a little HDR on these photos to make them slightly different.

 View North towards the Tamar Valley and if you were to board a boat you would come out at Bass Strait.

Looking towards the Cataract Gorge, and West Tamar.

Thursday 25 October 2012

Mt. Barrow, Launceston, Tasmania

Mt. Barrow is not that far from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.  The Mountain is to the north east and is a mere 1413 meters above sea level.  Snow falls once in awhile in Winter but is usually gone the next day. TV towers are up there plus various other towers.

View on the way down Mt. Barrow.

Monday 22 October 2012

Samsung S3, 4G Camera

Pleasantly surprise by the 'Burst Shot' on the Camera of the Smartphone. This feature takes 8 photos then selects the 'best' one all by itself - it does an ok job as long as you hold the camera very still which is sometimes hard to do. Also if the breeze is blowing a little because of the speed in which the camera takes the photos you usually get a good one.
Today I ventured out in the breeze in my garden to see what flowers I could take....they are below taken with my Smartphone.

Banksia Rose - not really a rose.

Banksia White Rose.

Jasmine. We have two poles which this White Jasmine grows up and forms an arch effect over the barbecue area.

Nana Mouskouri, the Rose and is the first bloom of the spring in the Roses.

Friday 19 October 2012

Coles at Wilmot, Tasmania. Australia.

 Wilmot is on the way to Cradle Mountain and is a small rural town.  The very first G.W Coles store in Australia which trained a few of the family and in it's time employed about 15 people and Coles owned some trucks that used to supply the surrounding areas. Thus began the 'Coles' transition to Variety Stores to the Coles Supermarket we now know of today in Australia.

Still has cobwebs handing from the ceiling. It's like stepping back in time.

Coles Store in Wilmot, Tasmania. Australia.

Thursday 11 October 2012

What shall I Choose!

A big decision is looming within.
What will I choose, which Smartphone!

I have an iPhone, I like the look of the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G which came out this week to Telstra.  I need a new challenge with the phone. iPhone is so to easy to use now, plus issues with a lot of new iPhone 5's, it looks as if I might go for the Samsung for a change.

Sunday 7 October 2012

Tomato Plant Hardening!

Here in Tasmania most of us who wish to grow our own fruit need to 'harden' the tomatoes before planting about mid October, then you pray you don't have a frost.

The tomato plants are put on the Garden Centre/Nursery shelves in late September till the end of the season.  Hardening is required by putting the plants outside firstly under cover then gradually less cover until strong in their pots.  Once done then after a few weeks plant them in the garden and watch them grow.  It always has been considered the best time to plant these fruit after the Royal Launceston Show Day, (mid October) hoping that there wasn't a last frost. Of course there usually is one, so hence if the fruit is not hardened there is the chance that it will be bitten and more required to be bought. Sometimes it's hard to get what you want the second time.

We bought my dad some tomato plants and a couple for ourselves, so now we will have two small areas of tomatoes growing and hopefully will have them coming out of our ears in the summer.
Chutney will be made by my husband, I don't like it nor does my dad, however it will save wasting tomatoes. We don't make tomato sauce as we are not fans of it.

Dad enjoys watering the tomatoes, he can only guess where they are planted :) It's a hobby for him thus gives him an interest outside.

 Hardening the tomatoes.

Tasmanian Tomatoes which were grown in a hot house for sale in our supermarkets.

Asparagus Fern which is growing in our garden.
All photos taken with my iPhone.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Spring Flowers!

Springtime is one of my favourite times of the year, to see the new blooms coming out, nature at it's best. Driving down the highway to my dads, in some areas I am greeted along the way on both sides with all the Wattle Trees out in bloom, so the bush is almost ablaze with the colour yellow and it's so pretty amongst the green.  The blossoms are just about finished now.

A Wattle Tree blooms.

After arriving I noticed in the garden where my mother's roses are still, this lone tulip.

The next door's neighbors blossom tree.

Monday 1 October 2012


It's been over two years since I went to the Optometrist so off I went had the eyes tested, yes new lenses were required as my 'eyes' have improved.  Amazing, it's not often we are told that.
I decided I wanted new glasses, so instead of slim black frames I chose dark purple with slightly thicker frames, the glasses look a light black when on the face.

Waited one week, and I have them along with new lenses in my computer glasses, but I have found that because I had not worn glasses much for the past week, I can focus much better without them, however my eyes ache, so on with the glasses which takes me about 15 minutes to get used to them.

The photo below are my everyday glasses, my computer frames I use again with new lenses for the computer.

I found my everyday glasses on the net, they came from England so it seems.