I woke up this morning with one of those MOFO headaches that make you go back to bed and just sleep, so sleep is what I did and an entire has been lost to me. BUT the MOFO headache has gone, so all is good again in my world. Did I need Sunday? Probably not, so nothing really has been lost. Anyway I last blogged on Tuesday and I am glad you enjoyed our little walk in the Arboretum.
Wednesday was worthy of adding some Hot Pink to the day. After work I hung with my pets in the back yard. Oscar and Tex still battle for my lap. Lucky for them it is of ample size!
Hot Pink even brightened up the garden.
I may not be able to Jump Up any more but I can Jump Down and I would like to apologise to those in Wellington and Christchurch that thought they were experiencing an earthquake (there has been a few small ones), next time I shall put out an advanced warning!
Thursday turned into a Cobalt Blue
with Cartoon print leggings day.
Thursday was another beautiful day of sunshine, oh how I love a bit of sunshine in Autumn, may it continue!
Friday evening saw me re planting the tiered planter box with a few plants I had purchased while out that afternoon with my lovely friend Rose. We had the most divine lunch at a garden centre, me feasting on Scallops wrapped in bacon with a feta salad, Mmmmmmmmmm!! We wandered about the garden centre and managed to fill her boot with plants, as you do. I also added to the planter box cuttings and baby plants squirreled from my own garden, now it just all needs to GROW!
I love how the girls settle in for the night, some perch, some nest, but on closer inspection, some were missing.
Where were they you may well ask, as I to pondered that exact question. I found Mrs Wickham and her new friend Florence up a tree. They were removed and put to bed.
It has been suggested that the new girl name Maybelle should have been named 'The Machine'. Apparently it goes much better with Florence!! I think Joan is more of a Machine not Maybelle.
This is what Fluffy bottoms look like at night!!
Ok, right now you may want to take a deep breath, have a potty stop and get yourself a cuppa, as I am going to share Saturday with you, and it is a little photo heavy but they are all worth sharing in my mind.
I had great intentions of getting up when TOF did on Saturday morning to head off to the Dawn Parade in town. TOF was going off fishing and was obviously in stealth mode as I slept in until 7am and the Dawn Parade was at 5:30am. THINK I AM TOO LATE!!
This is for those who do not know about ANZAC Day.
Being the 100th Anniversary, the Commemorations were huge this year. In fact TOFs brother in law and nephew were lucky enough to get to go to Gallipoli this year through the ballot that was held, I am sure they will have interesting stories to share when we catch up with them.
Because I had missed the Dawn parade I went into plan B mode which involved horses, lots of gorgeous horses and this was at a more suitable time of day, 11am.
Horses and riders walked their nags in twos for 6kms through the streets, from the Equestrian centre.
I have since found out that I am related to these two red coated riders, how fabulous is that!
This gorgeous little girl and her teeny tiny pony stole my heart along with many other people that had lined the streets.
I want a Horse!!
After watching the Horses wander past I decided to head into Memorial Park where the Dawn Service had been held.
I found a park at the top of these stairs that lead down to Memorial Park on the Waikato River bank. As kids my sisters and I played on these stairs and the path that ran along the back of the house as our Nana and Pop lived in the neighborhood.
Plenty of people were still at Memorial Park,
maybe like me they slept in.
People of all ages and walks of life mingled together,
in a sea of Red Poppies and White Crosses.
How lucky we are in Hamilton to have a beautiful park on the edge of our might river.
When I got home I found this photo of me on a Horse back in the late '70s when I was a teenager. My one and only time to.
I spent my afternoon potting up plants and seedlings from the garden.
TOF arrived home with fresh Snapper which we are dining on tonight.
And the pets proved that two bowls and three animals can be harmonious.