(my new vintage woolen blanket find in the background below)
the guava tree suddenly begins to drop it's delightful berries all over the driveway.
The deluge brought down a hundred million leaves & clogged the gutters & hid all the grass.
This is just the beginning. But it's good for us sweeping up all the leaves & very handy for the garden to make them in to leaf litter by letting them rot down in piles & large bags full.
Everything's sodden...I need new gumboots!
Trouble is that, there is always way more to do than there is time. The first five pick ups are fun but after that you wonder whatever you were thinking in trying to grow & gather quite so much perishable yummyness. Lucky for the fruit stall at the gate.
So, no gardening for this Garden Fairy much of last week, but jelly making instead.
Our lime was no longer thriving in a pot but is now fruiting well planted out in the garden.
& so are we! Figs, feijoas, persimmons, my brother's honey & a dash of rose water
This is the yummiest combination..late raspberries & really ripe guavas.
remembering the little collection of pearl buttons that I bought this week on Trade Me. There are buttons & then there are Mother of Pearl buttons. I could spend ours just fiddling with them & admiring them.
There's a small car boot sale just down the road on Saturdays, run by these two Lee & Robbie. We've known them for 30 years..back in Taranaki. They donate all that they make here to support a young couple working for fair trade & amongst the poor in India.
With much love form Princess Aunty Catherine. When asked what the new princesses name was, my 4 year old nephew thought a moment & then said with glee to have remembered..Princess Aunty Catherine!!..soo cute.
Have a lovely week dear ones...all!