Saturday, April 23, 2016

Appreciating Afresh











Our riverside town has many visual gems which I took a few minutes to appreciate afresh this week.  The huge Moreton Bay Fig is a majestic old tree, right in town. We have so many wonderful mature trees lining our streets, one of the joys of living in an older town. The very mild autumn mornings have been perfect for camera detours on the way home from driving my husband at work, especially combined with the more relaxed days of school holidays. 

It is quite a privilege to make my husband's lunch early each morning and drive him to work, especially after the last two years when he was not well enough to work. We celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary this week by going out for lunch, just the two of us, something we very rarely do, yet hope to do again soon. :)

My organic Etsy shop quilts make a beautiful stack as they wait for new homes. They are usually safely stored away in a cupboard along with two more. Very grateful for the sales I've had already.

Today I completed the last of the extra hand quilting on my Set Free quilt. It was soon in the washing machine then hung out to dry in the autumn breeze. This one is a keeper, I love the beautiful blue and white prints and the timeless design.


Sharing at Skywatch Friday.


20 comments:

s.c said...

Great shots again. I wonder if there could be a crocodile beneath the surface of that water but it looks really inviting.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

No crocodiles SC, but I've heard reports of the odd bull nose shark....

✿ chica said...

Encantadora essa velha árvore! Parabéns pelas fotos e pelos 26 anos de casamento e como é bom poder jantar a dois, não? beijos,m tudo de bom,chica

Rick Forrestal said...

Nice series, great scenes.
Love that old Bay Fig tree.

diane b said...

Super shots and they glow a feeling of happiness.

SarahZ said...

Beautiful photos Karen. They really do exude a calm confidence. Yay for lunch dates! :)

Dirk Rosin said...

great photos :-)

Fun60 said...

Returning to work is something to celebrate as is 26 years of marriage. There is so much to admire in your town and you seem to know where all the wonders are to be found.

Joyful said...

Very beautiful photos and such a lovely quilt :-)

Linda said...

Impressive composition of photos! They are full of natural life.

Lisa Gordon said...

You live in such a beautiful place, Karen.
So many wonderful views.

Wishing you and your husband a very, very Happy Anniversary.
Again, I am truly so glad that he is doing so much better now. xo.

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous and clear shots!

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I think Santa Barbara (CA) has a huge Moreton Bay Fig that is a local landmark. Beautiful photos.

thomas said...

Love the scenic bridge shot

bettyl-NZ said...

How pretty! The waterlily is such a great shot and the rest of the scenery is lovely.

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

wonderful place

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Beautiful photo of the bridge

Jeanne said...

That Bay fig is such an amazing looking tree. We saw some similar trees in Hawaii and loved seeing them! Your quilts always look so beautiful!

✿ chica said...

Karen vim avisar que acaba de entrar lá uma das tuas fotos! Obrigada! beijos. Podes ver aqui: chica

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