Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Dear Stranger: Postcards



22-8-1958
Grossglockner- Hochalpenstrasse
Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrabe

I came along this road today.
There is not quite so much snow about as on the picture but there is still plenty of it higher in the hills and it seems funny to be able to see it from the road. The scenery round here is really magnificent. Arrived here just before 6 after a grand day. 
Peter

Hungerburgbahn, Innsbruck, Austria

Isafjordur, Iceland
Gullfloss (Golden Waterfall in the river Hvita, South Iceland

23-7-1968
Still having a good time and the weather is still fine. The time goes very quickly and we are getting near to the end without noticing. I still have a bit of work to do but it is all enjoyable. Eating well and sleeping well- so is everyone. will write again from Reykjavik.
Love,
Peter
Trondheim, Norway
15-7-1969
Have made it to Trondheim in 2 days from Gothenburg and expect to take about 2 1/2 more to get to where we are going. Taking it easy in fine weather (had 1 wet night) and having a great time. Tremendous views all the way. Has been very like Black Forest until now. 
Love,
Peter



I collect postcards, and had been admiring the vintage images of these in a pile that I found at the scrap shop.  I was especially pleased to find that these four had been used, and sent by Peter.
I enjoy trying to imagine the rest of Peter's story from the little details given.  Like: what is his work? How and why did these postcards end up in a pile at the scrap shop? Who was he writing to? Was it his mother and father? 

Why am I so nosy?




Tuesday, 26 May 2015

May in the Fields of Our Village

Our daily walks are so refreshing. Always something new. 
Over the last month, we have found our new favorite short circuit and routine. 
We are so lucky to live in this village, with these spaces. 







I see hearts.

And I wondered why I got nettle stung on my bottom after sitting here...





You are being watched.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

La Vie en Macro



Mint

Curry Plant

Osteospermum has been hosting a pollen based colour run for the bees:-)


Chive Flowers with a visitor



Strawberry Plant Flowers

Sage

The girl got busy planting seeds and hoping that it's not too late,
Funnily enough, we wondered the same thing last year.



while, the boys relaxed in the playhouse.

I spruced up the pallet planter, replacing many of the red succulents for the green ones that I prefer. 
It was a lovely weekend for being in the garden.


How Does Your Garden Grow? Mammasaurus

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Harcourt Arboretum

A visit to the Arboretum last week to catch the last of the Bluebells with my mum. 





Did you know that Rhododendrons have small dots in the petals that direct Bees to the nectar? 
I didn't either until I read the information display:-)