Skywatch Friday, Weather

Shine on silvery moon…..

Last weeks full moon was enormous!

Unfortunately this isn’t it!

I went out several times to try and take photos but no luck……. For some reason the camera I have now doesn’t take great night shots…..So these are some I took of another full moon……way back in May 2010.  That was when I had the old Blogspot blog also called Still Waters 😊

Nights like this always remind me of a special poem from my school days

Silver

Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;

This way and that she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;

One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;

Couched in his kennel, like a log
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;

From their shadowy cote, the white breasts peep
Of doves in silver feathered sleep;

A harvest mouse goes scampering by.
With silver claw and silver eye;

And moveless fish in the water gleam.
By silver reeds in a silver stream

Walter de la Mare 1873 – 1956

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Day time or night time there is always something to see if you look up to the sky

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Daily Life, Knitting, Skywatch Friday

Take the good with the bad…..

You can’t always have everything you want!
That’s something my mother impressed on me from a young age
Oh, and another saying of her was
You have to take the good with the bad

Bowen is (sometimes) our winter home and when I discovered a file of old photos those expressions turned up in my mind as well

Some winter days in Far North Queensland are great
Like this day at Queens Beach Bowen

July 25th 2011

Sunny skies with a hint of cloud reflected in the watery sand
as the gentle low tide waves rolled in and out

Then there are others that are not so great
Like this day – on the same beach

August 4th 2011

Very grey skies with lots of cloud definitely not reflected in the cold looking sand as the waves thundered in and out

As you can see the weather had a mind of its own this trip – I wanted sunny blue skies everyday but didn’t get them
We had to admire the good and accept the bad.

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A friend admired the recently knitted pink matinee coat (like this one) so that’s gone to new baby who has just moved into a new home in the northern hemisphere.  Like the original it turned out quite nice but it was what I would call a bad knit – just like the blue cowl neck jumper – not to be attempted again.

Anyway not to be deterred it was back to the ‘donated to me stash’ and on to another favourite – this sweet lacy front jumper. Such an easy knit which turns out just right each time yet I was undecided with it being such a bright yellow.  There are some who say…..it’s for a charity, does it matter…… so I’m hoping it will brighten up some little girl’s winter day.  What do you think?

And all was going well – until I woke up yesterday with aching fingers.  Yes, for some reason, after quite a long time in remission my mother’s gift of arthritis was making itself known again. Painful swollen knuckle joints are the pits, I should remind myself of this when I try to do too much.  Consequently I’ve put the needles aside for a day or two ……rubbed in the Comfrey Cream, which usually works ……and picked up a book instead.

All is good – but I’ll accept the bad when I have my friend to keep me company 😊

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Daily Life, Skywatch Friday, Weather

The Weather Man said…………………

There was just a small chance of showers
So we went for a drive
Just a little way up the road
Into the Valley
(All photos enlarge with a click)

Vineyard hills

Into the Yarra Valley that is
http://www.visitmelbourne.com/Regions/Yarra-Valley-and-Dandenong-Ranges.aspx
Past the vineyards where the roadside Wattle was beginning to bloom

Vineyard Wattle

Along the Maroondah Highway
Past the wineries that line either side of the road
(And are hard to photograph travelling at 100kph/62mph lol)

Vineyard sky

Past the sheep grazing in the paddocks on the roadside
Who are also hard to photograph in a fast moving car lol

Sheep on the roadside

Past the vineyards where the pruning gangs
had been working  – maybe in the past week
(in the rain)

Vineyard trees

There was nobody to be seen
so it looked like they were enjoying a day of rest
Even tho’ the weather man had said
There was just a small chance of showers 🙂

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