Thursday, August 13, 2009

Saturday Arvo...for those who lead as quiet a life as do I

Last Saturday I was outside with a glass of (cask) de Bertolli's Columbard Chardonay - priced at $16 bucks for yes 4 litres of vino - and its just about the only vino that doesn't give me a headache or stuff up my sinuses - so it must be good for me...as it is a deputation to the Pope...yes to the Pope in Italy from some Australian diplomat deliverered to the Pope some De Bertolli's vino but somehow i doubt it was a cask...they used to call them a "Gin's Purse" and only Australians will know why...its not nice...but as I bring home my own Gin's Purse on occasion it doesn't worry me too much.

So last Saturday I was at loose ends and sat outside on the verandah bed
(which I picked up from the local Vinnies), listening to some Irish music...(something I cannot do if I am inside the house)....it makes me cry......the two cats gathered and I grabbed my camera thinking to get some stills...then decided to video my quiet life...

Its a nice peaceful video...but noice as well...if maybe a tad boring for those in the fast lane


8 comments:

FoxyMoron said...

LMAO @ gin's purse. I'd never heard the term till we met our friend Barry who called it "gin's handbag". Oh how deliciously politically incorrect!

What a lovely video, and the garden looks great. One of your cats, Cous Cous I think, reminds me of a cat my family had when I was born, Fluffy (original name for a part persian) who would sit and guard my pram when Mum would put me out in the backyard as was common in those days before child stealers and DOCS.

Andrew said...

Very pretty garden. I really like the paving.

Random Thinker said...

Really like the croc in the pool of water. Probably a common garden ornament in Australia.

cs said...

Hey MC:

I love your outdoor garden and kitties! How utterly perfect. Your Spring has arrived I see. You have such a sweet voice--enjoyed your narration....hugs dear friend

Sling said...

Love your garden doll!
Irish music makes me cry too.

Cazzie!!! said...

Lovely video..I love your garden Therese it is very peaceful :)

rosemary said...

Totally lovely....the music, the kitties....you must garden like I do....pansies and something and here is another plant and something else....as long as they are pretty and I don't kill them off, i am a gardener!!! You do have a soothing voice...love your surroundings.

Middle Child said...

Thanks all... I have been an unwilling gardner during my life... Don would say "Plant that tree" or "plant this shrub here", and I'd do it because he loved the natural world and loved his shady trees. The little clumps of flowers come from what I take out to the cemetary on Sundays... Wauchope cemetary is so peaceful and truly has a sacred feel about it... I always leave feeling better. Instead of fresh flowers I take two little pot plants which I get from the nursery nearby and put them each in the flower holder each side of the headstone. By weeks end they are pretty tired looking so I bring them home and plant them...I never tought of what I was building up till I looked around one day and realised I had planted flowers everywhere. The little pots only cost $3 each so at $6 its a cheap way of leaving living flowers at the cemetary. I don't go to church or anything but this feels like something good to do for me.