Monday, 15 August 2016

Blue Days

For a lovely change we are having a run of nice, warmish, blue days.  This is such a joy after the dreary weather we have been experiencing.  It was nice to be outside on the weekend, and the days are getting longer.  The fact that the sun has been out, rather than constant cloud makes them seem even longer. This weather pattern is expected to hang around for most of the week.

The wattle and grevillea in our front garden are budding up nicely.

My precious frilly daffodils that were given to us years ago by a good family friend are starting to bloom as well.  

They weren't doing much in our old garden, but they did well in pots last year. They seem to have multiplied quite a bit, so when I put them in the garden for next year we should have an nice showing.

Meanwhile, they are sitting in our little old green wagon.

We still have quite a bit of stuff in a storage unit and on the weekend were able to bring a few things home.  One was a box of my old school books.  Mainly from early high school and one from fifth class.  I always thought my handwriting was rather scrappy.  I was rather amazed looking back, as I was surprisingly neat, even through senior high school, when I thought it would have become more scrawly.  We obviously had more time to take with our writing back then. 

This little example comes from my fifth class Social Science book.  It was  interesting seeing how my handwriting evolved to what it is now, which I must say is quite different to when I was at school, and much messier.

My Year 11 Advanced Maths text book was also in the box.  How I loved my maths.  Oh my!  It may as well have been Greek to me.  How quickly I forgot everything I learned, as other than the basics, it has had no relevance at all to my life ever since.

There is bound to be another box in storage too, as I'm pretty sure my infants and primary school books are still in existence. 

The box I brought home all went in the garbage last night.  Very strong of me.

Mum has been getting ruthless too.  She threw our her school books a couple of months ago.  Hers dated back to the 1930s.  It was sad to see ones so old being chucked, but what else do you do with them?

I'd hoped to be making the next block of the Modern HST Sampler QAL tonight, but the block doesn't appear to have been released as yet.  Something to look forward to tomorrow.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous days here as well... Nice writing .... I have have been ruthless as well .... it was hard at first so good now 👍👍💖💖💖💖

Jenny said...

I just love the daffodils. It now seems there is not enough time for net books.. such a shame.

Jenny said...

Our weather over here in NZ is warn and sunny too - roll on summer, I say.
I have some daffodil bulbs in a pot, but they are nowhere near flowering yet - but I'm looking forward to when they do. Meanwhile, the birdfeeder is out with seed and apple, and the birds come flocking, greedy sparrows, and a couple of small native birds too. So nice to see them.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Beautiful frilly daffodils!! They're so cute in the wagon. You're being strong throwing out your old books but you are right, what do you do with them. It's great you've recorded a few pages on your blog though.

Fiona said...

I just love the blue sky - it always lifts my heart. Well done with the throwing away - it can be hard but I agree - what else does one do with it?
I just love those frilly daffodils...

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Beautiful daffodils, they look so sweet in the wagon!