Saturday, December 01, 2018

It's a Wet Blustery Day Today.

Rain and wind going side ways some of the time. Shower after shower. Most outside activities around Tauranga cancelled. We have both only ventured outside once. R to empty the compost bucket, me to pick courgettes and silver beet and to check out the height of the tide down at the jetty.
             The sky pretty much tells the story.
 The 2 metre tide is touching the side boards ( bottom ) along the jetty. The highest I've seen.
 I'm not sure we left our fire heap ( on the left ) far enough away from the bank.

 The firewood is the trunk of the liquid amber that toppled in a storm 3 ( or 4 )  weeks ago. I hope it doesn't float away.

 Back inside I have been making Banana Bread to put in the freezer for when Grandson is here. R has been making marmalade from frozen pulp we had in the freezer from back at the orchard. ( the new owners have pulled out the orange trees to plant 2 more avocados.....silly move as the avo spray will get on the kiwifruit! ) ( the oranges were spray free ) 
 We will be able to make different varieties from the fruit trees here. ( grapefruit ; orange and  Lime ) 

The felt ball for younger Grandson now has a dolphin and a kite.
 4 more motifs to add ,so getting there.

The only rose in this garden when we came here was this one. 2 bushes side by side, quite shaded but producing lots of lovely blooms. It has a slight perfume only slight and I don't know what it is called. The buds appear white with a lime green tinge but it has an underlying yellow hue. when open.
 Any ideas what rose it might be? It was lovely in a big vase. ...lasted well.

 If you live near me I hope you are staying warm and dry and finding inside activities. Not difficult at this time of the year.


Pam said...

How annoying when people do things to one's previous property... especially when it's something silly. Your felt ball is lovely!

Gayle M P said...

I wonder if your rose is Elina. I have bought them at Wairerie Nurseries and tried to purchase another earlier this week. They only have a standard in stock. The standard presently showing on their website looks more yellow in the centre than mine are. I think the ones we have are more like your photo and description. They have long stems and the flowers hold well when picked. I always enjoy reading your blog. Love the felt balls. I am about to start "The Twelve Days" felt ornament series by Larissa Holland. Gayle

Ali Honey said...

Thanks Gayle. I googled that name and it doesn't seem quite right. I think mine is a floribunda. I will take some more photos and try and capture the lime green hint on the buds.
Thanks for helping.
The felt project you are starting looks fabulous.....I might be tempted too.