Sunday, 7 February 2010

Hot day staying inside...

The weekend has been pretty quiet.  i did have to go to sit in the Tanunda gallery yesterday,   and with a few hours out of the  middle of the day,  it seemed as though I didn't get much done...  I did photograph the coming vegetables in the garden when I arrived home though...
.... a baby capsicum....

... yet another eggplant (and there are a lot more flowers also)...


...  Roma tomatoes... still coming...

This is a cucumber plant... 

All of these were planted quite late (after I arrived back from Louise's) and so they are a bit late to produce as well,  however,  as with all of these "stuff-ups"  ther is something to learn.  The earwigs are definitely out-witted.  As the weather has got hotter and drier,  the earwigs have left!  All good.

Today I am sitting inside,  doors and windows closed, cricket on in the background and having a quiet day.  I have been tired lately,  so I'm enjoying the day.
I walked all around to make sure that the windows were covered as best they could be...
...  the kitchen with its outside blind and the "evil eye" protecting us from any harm....

... the bedroom window is really dark....

...  it is covered with a piece of mud cloth.  It's very thick cotton fabric with an amazing pattern on it....  in fact,  with the bed in front of the window (so that the cool night air can blow in) it makes a "head board"  for the bed.  With the flash on the camera you can see it....


The living room window still lets some light in,  though I'll pull the curtains over later...

... in fact the fabric that protects the living room window is exactly the same as this...


... a heavy "tapestry" weave fabric (flash photo) that also protects the front door,  in summer from the heat,  and in the winter from the cold draughts.
The "spare" room has thin fabric that was preferred by Chris when he was living here.  This window faces the afternoon sun,  so it really does need to be better protected.  I need another of those outside bamboo blinds... and I'll be looking at garage sales next winter!


The back door from the kitchen....  looks out onto the back verandah and the gas stove....  just in case I dont' want to light the fire...


And this is how the kitchen stove appears during the day when it isn't alight.  The light shines down the chimney and looks a little eerie on the stove top.   The chimney is open to the sky at the top,  and when it rains,  the drops land on the stovetop as well...  perhaps it's just as well we don't have very much rain (or snow!)

It's interesting adding photographs of the house...  it is quite different from the usual modern house.

1 comment:

Fiona (posts by her mum and dad) said...

i'm jealous of your summer garden.. . I love the window tour. darkened rooms are perfect for a nap. Love
Louise