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Friday, June 28, 2013

June; Half year round up;


My garden from January to June;

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.




January




The bigger the hat, the smaller the property – Australian proverb





February


A Platypus is a duck designed by a committee 




March


Those who lose dreaming are lost – Australian Aboriginal proverb






April


A queer country, so old that as you walk on and on, there’s a feeling comes over you that you are gone back to Genesis –
Australian bushman




May



Such is life   Ned Kelly – bushranger





June



The Australian nation is a nation of blow-ins and we’ve got the lot here – bog Irish, reffos, dagos, wogs, slopes, you name it
Bill Leak – cartoonist


We cultivated our land, but in a way different from the white man. We endeavoured to live with the land; they seemed to live off it
Tom Dystra – Aboriginal man




Out in the bush, the tarred road always ends just after the house of the local mayor – Australian observation






Believe it or not:

  • "Damn the teamsters, damn the track,
    Damn Coolgardie, there and back,
    Damn the goldfields, damn the weather,
    Damn the bloody country altogether."

     a Western Australian prospector's toast




In June  Melaleuca quinquenervia  is flowering, a tantalizing treat for birds and insects.


©Photos from my garden Ts

6 comments:

  1. Lovely garden and photos. I also enjoyed the Aussie sayings.

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  2. Diane, thank you for visiting.

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  3. Mir gefallen die australischen Sprichwörter, bzw. Redewendungen! Und natürlich auch dein Halbjahresrückblick. Es ist gut, wenn man mit Photos nochmals Vergangenes Revue passieren lassen kann....die Tage gehen ja so schnell vorbei und je älter man wird, desto schneller scheint die Zeit zu vergehen (so kommt es mir wenigstens vor) und man vergisst auch einiges....leider! Wie heisst dein Mai Begleiter?
    Lass' es dir gut ergehen liebe Trudi (oder gibt der Garten im Winter gleich viel "Arbeit" (=auch Freude) wie im Sommer?). Sei lieb gegrüsst,
    Barbara

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    1. Liebe Grüsse und danke herzlich; ja, es gibt nur einen Unterbruch wenn's regnet oder wenn es mir gar nicht drum ist, es gibt noch einige oder. Die Sonne steigt schon wieder, ganz wie du schreibst, sie eilt davon die liebe Zeit.

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  4. Catchy quotes and attractive garden... I say it's heaven here. Love the roses, the blue blooms (what flowers are these?) below the zinnias and those oranges! I also like that stone with fungi growing on it :-) Hope the weather is not too cold now for these beautiful plants. You have a great week Titania!

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  5. ....ich schicke Dir Sommergrüße in Dein blühendes Paradies :)
    Heidi

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