It's been another busy day.
It is very hot, dry and windy. The garden survives and we are picking a few geen leafy vegetables, potatoes... and of course we always have eggs and an assortment of herbs.... we are doing ok.
Today there was a serious fire just south of our town... it was very scary and, while I thought we would be ok, I did go out pretty regularly to see how far the fire had gone.
The most noticeable things in my back yard was the smoke, the aerolplane... that was presumably dropping water on the fire and the galahs that live here. They live in the big trees that are on the block and they come and go as they please. They are very noisy, so their departure in the morning and their arrival home again each evening at dusk is quite noticeable. Today, rather than return at the normal time (between sunset and dusk) they returned very early. As the fire became more intimidating and the plane was flying its dousing raids, the galahs turned up here.... away from harm... and I must say that I felt better too... they must know something. They are very welcome.
Today I got into some sewing also. It was so windy and awful outside that I didn't venture out very much and spent time sorting out some of the things that I've been meaning to do for some time. I have a tapestry piece to finish for an exhibition in the middle of the year (a portrait exhibition... no photo yet, but it will happen) ... and meanwhile I have a quilt to piece as well....
And so there you are.... a firey day, no meetings, time to piece a quilt and all's right with the world. Life's good.