Today a white and mauve phlox, a bedding annual. I have 4 or 5 different colours. ( you could see cerise ones in yesterday flower photo.) A calm dull cloudy day - no rain.
Well I've been on a short outing in the car to pick up my ordered on line groceries. I didn't realise when I booked the collection time it was a pension day. It was SO busy. Folk were mostly helpful and patient while we waited.
Everything they put in looks good, but I did say no substitutes so there were 5 gaps in my list. Never mind I have started next weeks list already. What Have I learnt from this new to me experience. Choose your day and time more carefully. Order a bit more than you need as you might not get it all.( or allow substitutes )
Places along the drive looked a bit sad all shut up. I noted the local service station is open petrol cheaper and the local 4 square store was also busy.
I better stop now as I haven't had my walk. 1 more death in NZ today. = 13 total.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga
since 1978. Recently retired after 40 years working on our own small orchard where we grew Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many fruit, nuts, vegetables and flowers.Our new property runs down to an estuary.. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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