Archive | December, 2014

Australian Wood Ducks By the Shore

25 Dec
Australian Wood Ducks

Australian Wood Ducks

I love to see ducks in their natural environment.

Here’s a pair of Australian Wood Ducks near the river.

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!!

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River Scene in Suburban Sydney

24 Dec
River scene

River scene

Whenever possible, I like to spend time on the shore, admiring this view. On most days it’s quite calming. Sometimes, though, speed-boats tear along, disturbing the tranquility.

Enjoy!

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Australian Christmas Bush

23 Dec
Australian Christmas Bush

Australian Christmas Bush

Here in Sydney, we know that Christmas is coming when we see the Australian Christmas Bush starting to turn red.

In our native bush park there are many, many such trees beside the river, and they make a delightful display. One can stand in the baths and gaze at them. Delightful!

Ron and I have a couple of mature trees at home, too. They soldier on…

Merry Christmas!

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Bright, Cheerful Pelargonium

22 Dec

I recently posted a photograph of a purple Pelargonium, and many people liked it. So today, I’m showing you another that I grow: this one, a gift from a close friend.

Enjoy!

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Pelargonium

Pelargonium

A Beautiful Rose

21 Dec
Peace rose

Peace rose

Roses are one of the best-loved of all flowers: symbols of love and beauty.

This one is named ‘Peace’, and it flowers prolifically.

Enjoy!

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Brenda’s Review: ‘Of Love and Secrets’

20 Dec

Thanks so much Brenda, for posting this review on Goodreads.

Of Love and Secrets
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)
2337007
Brenda’s review
Dec 19, 14

4 of 5 stars
bookshelves: 2015-release, aussie-authors, arc, uncorrected-proof, romance, reviewing-by-request, own-read, read-on-kindle
Read on December 19, 2014 — I own a copy

Jenny was feeling unhappy about her break-up with James – more so because he seemed to have found her replacement fairly quickly. Jenny was eighteen, still studying and finding her feet. She lived at home with her Mum and Dad as she didn’t have a job, so didn’t have the money to do anything more than that. The night she let her good friend Cate persuade her to go to a friend’s party turned out to be much nicer, much more fun that she had envisioned. Spending a lot of the evening in the company of Richard took her mind off James – then when Richard wanted to see her again the next day, she was delighted.

But her Mum was sure Jenny was too young to have a new relationship so soon after her break-up with James – she treated Jenny like a child; there were many heated arguments between mother and daughter. Would Jenny’s mother come round; would she acknowledge that she was indeed an adult and knew her own mind now? And what would the future bring for Richard and Jenny?

Of Love and Secrets is a delightful, sweet little romance; a quick, easy read by Aussie author Margaret Lynette Sharp which I enjoyed and in my opinion it is her best yet. I have no hesitation in recommending this novella to all lovers of a light romance.

With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1133053275?book_show_action=false&page=1

 

‘Of Love and Secrets’ will be released on Amazon Kindle during January, 2015

The Tropical Beauty of Frangipani

20 Dec
Pink Frangipani

Pink Frangipani

Frangipanis are unusual small trees: when bare, they resemble sculptures.

To my eye, they come into their own in summer, when they are in flower.

Here’s a photo of one that grows in our front yard.

Enjoy!

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