Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Home again

I am back home again after a fabulous trip to Tasmania, but unfortunately returned with a rotten sinus infection which slowed me down more than somewhat. Hopefully the antibiotics will cure me in a couple more days - too many interesting things to do and I want some time to play. These photos are uploaded in the wrong order of course - I keep forgetting.

This is looking across Victoria Dock late in the afternoon. I took it from the Lower Deck at Mures where we seemed to end up for a meal most nights - very good seafood, also close to where we were staying and always lots of action to watch.
While in Hobart I met up with Sandra Champion who does not have a blog but is doing the online courses with Maggie and Lynda and Carol. You can just see a bit of one of Sandra's artworks in the background - sliced up newspaper (I can't remember which one, possibly The Guardian) then very effectively woven and slightly distorted in places.
This is one of the gorgeous roses in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. The roses were just so wonderful and had so much perfume. The rhododendrons were in full flower also, as were the fuchsias, echiums, foxgloves, peonies.......and the list goes on and on. I do love cold climate gardens, but I couldn't fo back to live in a climate like that again.

This picture is of a lovely hanging embroidered by the Friends of the Gardens. If you click on the photo it should enlarge so you can see the details - the pictures are of different areas of the gardens.

I loved these gates at the entrance to the Gardens. They have been there a very long time and are very ornate.
Not too much of a post tonight, I am still not feeling like doing too much, but I have started to catch up on all the blogs, I miss them when I am away.
Should have edited some more photos by tomorrow night, but I will be babysitting so may not get them posted till the next day.
Forgot to say that the weather in Tasmania was very cold till the day before we arrived, then there was a heatwave for the first week!!!! I had to keep washing out my two short sleeved tops to keep wearing them, you can't win. We were able to light a log fire one night in the second week though, before the weather turned hot again.


  1. Glad you had a lovely time Robin - and sorry you returned with sinus.
    That newspaper collage looks most interesting - would love to see it close up. Nice photos too.

  2. The garden embroidery is beautiful and Sandra's newspaper piece looks really interesting. Stunning gates. I'm glad you had a good time but shame about returning with your sinus problem, hope it clears up quickly.

  3. Glad you are home and sorry about the sinusitis, ghastly thing to have, thank goodness I only got hay fever this year and not sinusitis as well.
    Looks as if you had a lovely time.

  4. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your trip. I am an armchair traveller. Get well soon.


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