Friday, August 24, 2012

late winter

Pretty UR Caffe
Winter, I feel we need to say good bye. With many days of grey skies, a heavy head cold and the last few days of rain and storms, I am beginning to wonder when winter will wrap itself and when spring will truly begin. Walking today I saw confused signs of the new season - wind scattered blossoms, wet, bursting seed pods and this beautiful crimson gum leaf. With the end of winter come another change - my daughters 13th birthday on Monday. A little more on that next week. 


Bee said...

Winter is almost done. The last few mornings have been noticeably brighter. Love that shot of the caterpillar. Haven't seen one of those for a while. And to think I used to keep them in my pockets when I was a kid... (how icky!).

Your photos brighten up even the darkest day. Even now when I'm stuck at work. All the best to you and the family. Especially today when it's for someone very special.


**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Gorgeous post,Julie!
And..I'm back :-)
xxx Ingrid

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday to your eldest!! I love the last days of winter with the lengthening daylight and sneaky blossoms breaking free and the cutest leaves unrolling! We have a lovely baby dove in our yard at the moment hanging out with its mum and dad, soo cute. Spring is near!

Sara said...

Love the little caterpiller. I saw several yesterday while I was weeding plus also a beautiful little praying mantis. He was the same colour as the hay and quickly chuffed off. Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl!

Donna said...

Love the photos!
Have a great week!

Suzi said...

Happy birthday very special gorgeous talented young woman, lots of exciting things coming up for you in the next year.

I hate (not really)to tell you but we have had quite a few high 20s days already and it is so nice to get the white hairy legs out again and put the singlet tops on. your turn will come real soon im sure, meanwhile love as always to see your gorgeous moody last gasp of winter pics...lots of love

Amy Prior said...

oooh yes it has been so chilly and long this year...I enjoyed the blossoms this week too flying in the wind....I can't wait to get out a bit more and get some sunshine onto my bairns faces... I wish your daughter a wonderful 13th; what a sweet age x