Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
It's been a busy week, filled with knitting, craft shop hopping, soap making, cooking, eating, tea drinking and laughing. I have planted a couple of pots of vegies and herbs, produced most of a sock and made a couple of craft book purchases which are bringing delight to my 'spare' moments.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The water dragons, on the other hand, were very keen to be photographed. The little one above was so cute!
This one was huge, and swam across the pond to check us out. Isn't he just gorgeous! Those spines make him look positively prehistoric.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Though to be honest, they actually took a couple of weeks. My very first pair of home knitted socks (that aren't the unbearably sweaty acrylic bedsocks my sweet Nana knitted for me decades ago). I am so pleased with them, my first effort at knitting with double pointed needles.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
We spent Friday afternoon in the back yard. The cubby house is like a bower at the moment, and is the perfect spot to catch the last rays of sunlight.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
The water was like glass, which turned out to be a huge boon. I was riding at the bow, supervising children who were looking out the front. We were thrilled to see a dugong surface several times, the last time showing us its tail as it dove back down to feed on the sea grass. It was too fleeting to photograph, sadly. We were told that the dugong were very rare to see; they are a threatened species, and it's so amazing to see these huge gentle creatures so close to our beautiful city.
It was amusing to listen to the children, who were so excited by the sighting that they were shouting "I see a dugong" every time a ripple showed on the water.
This is the jetty at Wellington Point, taken from the boat.
Samara enjoyed the sea breezes.
We licked mangrove leaves (I know! Not something I'd planned on doing today!) and discovered that the mangroves secrete salt they extract from the sea water through the underside of their leaves. We squelched through mud, picked up mud whelks, squeezed sponges and left the beach cleaner than we found it by collecting litter as we left. The kids were so proud of their contribution to the preservation of the habitat.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
A Day on the Bay
We saw little hermit crabs ...
and really big ones! Joshua was intrigued with the stalky eyes. Very cool. And they tickle on your hand.