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Monday, February 11, 2013

Today I spent some time in our back yard with the camera...lurking near the back gate...
I was waiting for the opportunity to take a particular photo...so I took a few other photos while I waited...


Hmmm...the 'tropical' garden under the jacaranda is a bit overgrown...

The small leafed plant, a form of tradescantia, is a bit of a pest...it just takes over!  A number of years ago a friend gave me a plastic bag of it and said, 'This is a great groundcover!'. It's a pest!!!It has escaped into my neighbours' yards too. 

The sweet potatoes have really taken off since the rain from ex cyclone Oswald. The grasshoppers are enjoying the leaves too. 

The weeds are growing well since all that rain too!
 Now in the garden under the jacaranda is a statue that DH bought me one Christmas...the plants are starting to smother this sculpture...I pulled some of the plants back from it...That's funny I've never noticed those marks on the man's shoulder...looks like adhesive from a bandaid???

I had to pull the bromeliads back even more because this little darling couldn't be seen...



I love this sculpture...but I've let it get very grubby!! Must fix that up!
 Around the yard there are splashes of the prettiest blue...yep! another variety of tradescantia, which is classed as a weed!


 Here's a plant that grew from a cutting from my parents' garden...a form of plectranthus. My mum called it 'mixed herb' plant and used the leaves chopped up in stuffing and potato salad.




And this is another plant that came from my parents' garden...a fern.


But now I hear the sound I've been waiting for and rush to the back gate...
Just engine noise at the moment...

 Here it comes...


Late last week, the 'trucks started again'...driving up the back street and then 15 minutes or so later, they drive back again...all day a procession of trucks...

And that means that there is another new building site, a street away. It's going to be a big development because the trucks are taking away the dirt from the digging out for the underground carpark. So one house will be replaced by a units/townhouses' complex. We may get a few days quiet and then the cement trucks will start...I'm amazed how much cement these developments use...the trucks line up to take their turn pumping out the concrete.

Bye for now...see you next pick up! lol

Pretty soon, DH and I will be living next door to a building site. Months ago the surveyors were there and 2 weeks ago the young man presently renting the property said he had to be out by March 15. You can bet on it! I'll be taking photos of every step of the way! lol It's a shame I don't have a little grandson who could watch all the big equipment and trucks being used right next door!

4 comments:

shez said...

Maria i love that statue your hubby bought you,its gorgeous.xx

Tanya Murray said...

Nothing like looking through the lens to put on a pair of fresh eyes for those jobs that escape us and sneak up on us when we are not looking!

Naturally Carol said...

You are gathering some interesting photos in recording history in the making for your area! I liked having a little gander into your garden as well.

Becky said...

OH WOW! I don't think I'd like that very much but what can we do... ah progress!