Friday, October 31, 2008


Hi everyone, hope your all feeling on top of the world where ever you maybe. As I am feeling great .Daughter Joanne, Colin and family are comming tomorrow (Saturday) for the weekend . Know doubt the kids will want to get in the pool so have had the solar on to take the winter chill of the water today the water temp was 28c=82f just nice for the kids to enjoy..
Were having a 4 day long weekend here. Melbourne cup were a horse race stops a nation , all ways held 1st Tuesday in November A beautiful weekend with plenty of sunshine is forecast.
Will take a few photo's and post next week..

Now on with a few photo's of our local birds

As I drove into carpark of our local supermarket I spotted the swan taking a rest, at first I thought it may have been injured , by the time I finashed shopping it was gone so I presume it waddled back to the lake. First time I had seen a swan come across the road from the lake. was lucky I had my camera in the car and took these through my cars side window.

A little closer
still in supermarket carpark showing how close to the lake it is

I showed this Photo Quiet a while back but thought it was worth another showing.
Donna took this photo Of the Austalian Kookaburra (laughing Jackass) perched on the handlebars of one of the kids bikes from inside her home looking through her glass door .. If you go to the link I hope it laughs for you all.

These two are back nesting in Donna's driveway again

this and the next couple were taken last summer nesting in the gravel driveway
three eggs hard to see amongst the gravel
mother and one of her chicks. the 3 hatched
These 2 ducks are nesting on the side of a busy road outside Bowling club.

A closer look as I got close this one it started to move on..

White Cucktoo's sitting on the fence opposite my house
Pink Galahs opposte my house having a feed of onion grass( Noxious weed)
Thats all folk.
I promise to get around to visit you very soon..
Cheers \_/\_/\_/


Sunday, October 26, 2008

A little more laughter

A few more jokes to help you smile

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar.

He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared.
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown
The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting,
'What was that all about and who are you?
Just what the heck are you doing? that's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.
Why did you do it?
' The young boy was apologetic. 'Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do,' He pleaded.
'I threw the brick because no one else would stop....
' With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.
'It's my brother, 'he said 'He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up.'
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, 'Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me.'
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat.
He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.
A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.
'Thank you and may God bless you,' the grateful child told the stranger.
Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar.
The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:
'Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!'
God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts.
Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.
Evil by nature
A sexy woman went up to the bar in a quiet rural pub...
She gestured alluringly to the bartender who approached her immediately.

She seductively signaled that he should bring his face closer to hers.
As he did, she gently caressed his full beard.
"Are you the manager?"
she asked, softly stroking his face with both hands.
"Actually, no, he replied.
"Can you get him for me? I need to speak to him," she said, running her hands beyond his beard and into his hair."
I'm afraid I can't," breathed the bartender. "
Is there anything I can do?" "Yes. I need for you to give him a message,"
she continued, running her forefinger across the bartender's lips and slyly popping a couple of her fingers into his mouth and allowing him to suck them gently. "What should I tell him?" the bartender managed to say.
"Tell him," she whispered, "there's no toilet paper, hand soap, or paper towels in the ladies room."


A group of 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders, accompanied by two female teachers, went on a field trip to the local racetrack (Churchill Downs) to learn about thoroughbred horses.
When it was time to take the children to the bathroom it was decided that the girls would go with one teacher and the boys would go with the other.
The teacher assigned to the boys was waiting outside the men's room when one of the boys came out and told her that none of them could reach the urinal.
Having no choice, she went inside, helped the boys with their pants, and began hoisting the little boys up one by one holding onto their 'wee-wees' to direct the flow.
As she lifted one, she couldn't help but notice that he was extremely well endowed. Trying not to show that she was staring, the teacher said, 'You must be in the 4th grade..'
'No, ma'am, ' he replied. 'I'm riding Silver Arrow in the seventh.'

$7 Sex

A Florida couple, both well into their 70's, go to a sex therapist's office.

The doctor asks, 'What can I do for you?'
The man says, 'Will you watch us have sexual intercourse?' The doctor raises both eyebrows, but he is so amazed that such an elderly couple is asking for sexual advice that he agrees.
When the couple finishes, the doctor says, 'There's absolutely nothing wrong with the way you have intercourse.'
He thanks them for coming, wishes them good luck, charges them $50 and says good bye.
This happens several weeks in a row.
The couple makes an appointment, has intercourse with no problems, pays the doctor, then leave.
After 3 months of this routine the doctor says, 'I'm sorry, but I have to ask.
Just what are you trying to find out?
' The man says, 'We're not trying to find out anything She's married and we can't go to her house.
I'm married and we can't go to my house.
The Holiday Inn charges $98.
The Hilton charges $139.
We do it here for $50, and I get $43 back from Medicare.


A Blonde's Year in Review

January Took new scarf back to store because it was too tight.

February Fired from pharmacy job for failing to print labels..... Helllloooo!!!.......bottles won't fit in printer !!!

March Got really excited.....finished jigsaw puzzle in 6 months..... box said '2-4 years!'

April Trapped on escalator for hours .... power went out!!!

May Tried to make Kool-Aid.....wrong instructions....8 cups of water won't fit into those little packets!!!

June Tried to go water skiing.......couldn't find a lake with a slope

July Lost breast stroke swimming competition.....learned later, the other swimmers cheated, they used their arms!!!

August Got locked out of my car in rain storm..... car swamped because soft-top was open.

September The capital of California is 'C'.....isn't it???

October Hate M & M's.....they are so hard to peel.

November Baked turkey for 4 1/2 days . instructions said 1 hour per pound and I weigh 108!!

December Couldn't call 911 . 'duh'.....there's no 'eleven' button on the stupid phone!!!



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Lttle laughter

G'day everyone,hope the worlds treating you all well.Not a lot happening here played Bowls couple times, and off to play at Tungamah tomorrow.
So tonight thought I would give you a break from my garden and post a few Jokes .
I hope you have a little chuckle...

When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,And then I started to become a woman.And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.
One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man. Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom

Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities. Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'
One friend will meet your spiritual need,

Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies, Another will be with you in your season of confusion,Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life

,On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself ..
Those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman,

But for many,
it's wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
a couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbour,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.
Those are your best friends.


An elderly gent
was invited to an old friend's home for dinner one evening.
He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc,.
The couple had been married almost 70 years and clearly, they were still very much in love. While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over and said to his host, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names.'
The old man hung his head. 'I have to tell you the truth,' he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago and I'm scared to death to ask her what it is !'.


An Old Italian man lived alone in the country he wanted to dig his tomato garden, but it was very hard work as the ground was hard. his only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison.
The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.
Dear Vincent,I am feeling pretty badly because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot, I know if you were here my troubles would be over, I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me.
Love, Dad
A few days later he received a letter from his son.
Dear Dad,Don't dig up that garden, That's where I buried the bodies. Love, Vinnie
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies.
They apologized to the old man and left.
That same day the old man received another letter from his son.
Dear Dad,Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now.
That's the best I could do under the circumstances. Love, Vinnie

A few BLONDE jokes to end with with

A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it.
"Impossible!" says the doctor.
"Show me."
The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more, she pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed.
Everywhere she touched made her scream.
The doctor said, "You're not really a redhead, are you? "
Well, no" she said, "I'm actually a blonde."
"I thought so," the doctor said.
"Your finger is broken."
A patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the motorway.
Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting! Realising that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his loudspeaker and yelled,
"NO!" the blonde yelled back,
!A girl
was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were.
The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex.
Her friend said,
"Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?"
," answered the blonde
. "They're watch dogs!"
A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night.
It was her turn.
She rolled the dice and she landed on Science & Nature.
Her question was, "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?"
She thought for a time and then asked,
"Is it on or off?"
Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, "Which do you think is farther away... Florida or the moon?" The other blonde turns and says "Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida ?????"
A blonde pushes her BMW into a petrol station. She tells the mechanic it died. After he works on it for a few minutes, it is idling smoothly. She says, "What's the story?" He replies, "Just crap in the carburettor" She asks, "How often do I have to do that?"
A police officer stops a blonde for speeding and asks her very nicely if he could see her licence. She replied in a huff, "I wish you lot would get your act together.
Just yesterday you take away my licence and then today you expect me to show it to you!"
There's this blonde out for a walk.
She comes to a river and sees another blonde on the opposite bank.
"Yoo-hoo!" she shouts,
"How can I get to the other side?"
The second blonde looks up the river then down the river and shouts back,
"You ARE on the other side."
Hope you all had a little laugh
Cheers \_/ \_/

Friday, October 17, 2008

My back Yard

Hi friends hope all's well with you and yours were ever you maybe .
I am very well, and now we are having lovely spring weather, if I am not bowling Im spending my spare time trying to get my back garden free of those troublesome weeds that seem to have taken during over during winter.
Now on with a few photo's
click to enlarge

This is what I see as I open my back door
My Patio
This area is at the side of the fernery, in the green and terra cotta pots my bush roses are just starting to come into Bud, the cream pot has a sick Daphne in it , I thought I had lost it over winter but is starting to show a few green shoots. and behind the ABC kids is a young Bird of Paradise , the snow drops in front have finished flowering .
A front on view of my fernery
Showing my tree ferns , stags, zygo's,azealia's and hanging baskets

A closer view of this section with the fish pond

The next few plants are in this fernery

Another of my Fuschia's comming into flower

A close up

My salmon pink azealia\A close up Front My Cherry Million bells and purple chimes in same basket

side view
My cacti filled wheel barrow in flower sits at the front of the fernery.

Thats all tonight .
Will be continued .
The pool area next. .
Cheers \_/\_/\_/


Friday, October 10, 2008

Penny's playground

Hi friends.

Well as you know I played pennant last Tuesday and my rink had a win getting there by 8 shots
which was no mean feate as it was a bitterly cold day with icy winds and we literary froze temp never got above 12c = 42f, which was Bloody Cold as we play outdoors.
Then on Wednesday I shopped ,then in the evening went to dinner with 20 Bowling Ladies
and had a lovely time.
Thursday went to my sisters then called into see Gwen for another cuppa, then home to see my elderly neighbour who is not very well.
Friday Gwen,Brian,and her friend Paula picked me up and went to the Golf Club for the annual Pink Breakfast which raises money for" Breast Cancer"
After this we headed for some retail therapy at Wangarratta, I purchased two beautiful orchids

which you can view at the end of post.

Under the arch of Banksia roses and through the side gate

A close up of my Banksia rose

I had a small picket fence erected to create a play area for Penny which also keeps her from getting into back yard and pool
Penny"s own entrance
Spotted a bird in the tree, If only it would land!
Penny's found something to bring inside
Kalanchoe Freedom Bells
A couple of Azealia's and a few of my fuschia's coming into bloom

Aussie Award: Shadow Dancer "Peggy"

A close up
Bridal Veil
Just before you go through the little gate into back yardLittle mauve rock orchid
Through the gate where my native orchid is in bloom

My orange "Freedom bells" above the gateAnother Orchid coming into flower
The two Orchid 's that I purchased in Wangaratta

Hope you all enjoyed these photo's
CHEERS \_/ \_/

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