Friday, 21 October 2016

Through the Sugar Cane

It has been a while since I've chased a sunrise or sunset.

I've been too busy going from job to job or just wanting to go home on my nights off.

Last week I attempted a sunset, it looked like a nice evening for it.

So after work I headed a bit further south to find some sugar cane and watch the sky change.

It is the middle of sugar cane harvest so there is a mixture of new regrowth, new plantings and older cane waiting for harvest. The sugar mills are working hard and cane trains and trucks are on the move.

I think I need to find some time to find some cane harvesting. I feel I am missing this season completely and I do find it interesting.

 So now it is time for me to don my uniform yet again and head off to work.

Enjoy your Friday, I know I can't wait for mine to end.

And if I don't drop in before then, have a great weekend!

I am hoping for a relaxing one.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Rainbow Colours

Monday again, how did that happen?
It is that time of year where colour comes out to play.

I hope these funny fellows brighten your day.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Stacking it!

This afternoon I waved goodbye to my sister as she headed back south. Sis G had been up for a few days visiting and just enjoying some family time. I've been enjoying the family time too!

Saturday we did some out and abouting, heading north.

First stop was the stone stacks a bit north of Ellis Beach.
Yep, they are still there, or rebuilt again.

Sis G hadn't visited them before so was pretty keen to go.

I haven't been out and about much recently either, so who was I to say no to some adventuring.
My 12.5hr work days plus travel time don't really leave time for anything as fun as photo taking.

Hanging out with Sis G is always fun and we never know what will happen or come up in conversation.

Sis G will hate me for this one but hey, she is a gorgeous girl, and my sister. So Sis G, here is some proof you were there, on a sweltering spring day.

Getting lots of work at the moment is great, and I am enjoying it but wishing for more sleeping hours. Maybe that 3hr nap this afternoon will help with getting through the week.
Who doesn't love a Sunday nap!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

In my Garden

It was a gorgeous day outside today, blue sky, I just wasn't spending much time in that hot sun.
This evening, when I wanted to go out and watch the sunset, it had clouded over.
This morning I had a wander around our garden to see what I could see. It didn't take long, it isn't a very big garden, you know.
I did find some pretties and thinks growing. I also found some tomatoes that something has helped itself to, yet again.

The first of Mr Sparky's hippeastrums has opened

The eggplant is flowering, yet again.

Cherries are growing on the brazillian cherry tree.

The basil is going gangbusters.

Tomatoes are struggling through the heat of the day.

More flowers are coming on, on the pawpaws

The next fortnight is looking to be a crazy one with vacation care and night work.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

A Big One

We've had a birthday in our house this week, a big one.

The big 30.

It wasn't mine (thank goodness, not ready for that just yet). 

Mr Sparky has now left the 20s and entered the new world of the 30s.

As he said 'so much has happened in his life in the last few years, so much has changed'. I dare say more changes will happen over the coming years. He wouldn't be living life if there weren't.
I did assure him in his Birthday card that he was just becoming a 'classic'.

We did discuss a few weeks ago how old 30 seemed when we were kids. Now, it doesn't seem that old after all, I guess.

I ended up working on his birthday, both day and night, so he had a pretty quiet day. I was home early enough to finish off the very important choc mint Birthday cake and to cook him the steak and chips requested for dinner. 

 Nothing all that exciting for his 30th it seems. 

I think he has 'going out' plans for this weekend, with mates.