05 January 2012

2012 Everything Coming Together...Bright Shiny New Year

Welcome to our New garden.
New friends living in the back garden.

Enjoying the tropical rain by the pond

We have loads of happy, hungry fish in the pond

This Bird Bath holds a family of tab poles

The colourful Mushrooms look happy here

New blossoming flowers on this pretty bush
peak at the top of the photo to see it shades the pond.

Happy to enjoy more tropical delight plants that shade
our Jungle like Rain forest Garden!

Well here we are on the 5th day of 2012!
December rushed by as did the rest of 2011.
Busy and mostly happy times kept us occupied. 
I wonder how much you can fit into one year and
last year for us as a family was a big year?!
Travel, Moving Interstate, Settling into Darwin life,
Starting new Careers, Making new Friends, Loving old
faithful Friends and Family, Running a small business,
Celebrating our daughters Wedding Day, Welcoming
new family pets and finally making our new house
our Family Home.
Time for a break, yes I think so!
For the time being I am happy to come home and
relax in our new surroundings. Just for a while it is time
to settle down and enjoy!
Just make it our own special place.
We are looking forward to having our loved ones
come to visit us this year and catching up with local
friends new and not so new. Now we have the room!
This morning is the first time this year I have been
alone at home to enjoy the beautiful peace and quiet.
It started to rain and the tropical garden just comes to
life with all the greenery and water.
While I was doing a quick lap of the backyard to capture
the rain in action I am sure that birds and lizards who
were being camera shy were wondering about my activity.
So my dear friends who are interested in what our
home is like, this is the pride and joy part.
Nature at is simple best!
In our pond we have loads of fish.
In the Lion Heads bird bath we have a family
of tadpoles waiting to become frogs.
We have the odd beautiful big green frog that
love it here in Darwin.
From our Lounge Room and Office we can see
out to the green garden.
Our house was built in 1978 in tropical style with
louvered windows all around to catch the odd breeze.
Ceiling fans in each room and these days Air Cons
help with the humid weather.
The rain helps to cool things down a lot.
So for 2012 now we have found our way back.
I think that everything is coming together for us
and we should find time to just do some nesting and
settle in. It feels like we have come home.
No big plans for this year but to TRY to stress a
little less. Celebrate with friends and family.
With large amounts of fun and laughter shared!
I wish you all who visit my little blog happiness too.


Christmas 2011 tree all decorated for the season.

Our Missy Christmas Day with new toy 

Ardee our favourite pup all Christmased out

Love to all of you at this festive time of the year.
Enjoy your Summer or Winter wherever you are
in the world. Sometimes it feel much smaller because
we can all communicate so easily and fast.
Thank you for all the friendships the past year has
given me and the joy that we share together.
It is very much appreciated!
Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sue ! Thank you so much for your wishes, that made my day ! My turn to wish you a wonderful New Year, love, health and joy in creativity ! Your blog looks stunning, how beautiful and luxuriant colors, it's good to dream ! Waving smiles, hugs and love :)