Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Spring has Sprung and a Day at the Museum........

I don't think that it's been a particularly cold winter, well not here anyway! But, boy oh boy am I ever glad that it's over and we can look forward to longer days and a little more bite in the sunshine. Maybe it's just me getting older but it seems to have been a long winter this year. I just want to walk outside without shoes, not worry about wood for the fires, see leaves on the trees, live on salads and fruit for a week and to say 'isn't it hot today'!!!!!


Having said all that, it will be at least another 4/5 weeks before we start feeling the difference up here, we will still have to load the fires, wear socks and shoes until at least October. But it's the first day of Spring, it feels better!!

It's also my beautiful granddaughter Samantha's birthday ~ Happy Birthday blossom ~ glad you like your quilt.

This garden is outside my workroom and I love the Crab Apple Tree and eagerly wait for it's blossoms each year. Underneath are about 100 jonquils and snowflakes with a smattering of daffodils.


Jen and I finally got our trip to the 'A Day in Pompeii' exhibition at The Melbourne Museum yesterday. We've been planning it since the exhibition started but have been thwarted a couple of times. It was fabulous to see the exhibits, no photographs allowed though :( . So can't show you any of the wonderful artifacts. I have to say that although I was by no means disappointed I did think that it would have been a little bigger. It was very noisy too, inhabited as it was by literally hundreds of school kids, the majority of which were well behaved. They do have only one vocal volume though ~ loud!! LOL.

You just wouldn't think that these photos were taken in a modern state of the art building would you (except for the reflection through the glass of course)??

The history of the farm windmill. I just love the way the 'Country meets the City' in the placement of this exhibit.


Something so everyday as barbed wire has it's place in history....................



'Knowing Country' by Doris Paton




There is a large area of display from idiginous artists, beautiful works of art from early settlement days, a great many interactive displays and audio/video areas to explore. This one brought silent tears and just a little shame that this was the way our beautiful country was first populated by white Australians...................




You wouldn't think that this was taken in the heart of Melbourne, looking out to the beautiful Carlton Gardens through a rain washed Museum window.



A good day spent with the best of friends............




9 comments:

Sew Useful Designs said...

Sounds like you had great fun Lizzie! :-)

Spring is fantastic isn't it?! I'm looking forward to some warmer weather, not sure about the blistering heat though... I could leave that!!!

Hugs and love
Vikki xoxo

Sue said...

Lucky you, the day here is warming up a little but still a chilly bite in the breeze...Straight from the South Pole Brrrr

Micki said...

Looks like a wonderful day trip, Lizzie! We are definitely into fall weather here in Ireland...Summer just flew by!
Micki

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

What a nice trip! Here we are going the other way, autumn definitely setting in. It is wet,wet,wet!

Jen said...

Thank you Lovey for yet another great day.
Looking forward to the next adventure, be it indoors or out!

Oooops...nearly time for work :(

Rumi said...

I always look forward to spring after a cold dark winter! Fall is at our doorstep here so spring is sooo far away...sigh...

Fiona said...

Your photographs of the blossom and spring bulbs are just lovely. I think it will be a little while before we can stop having a fire too. Today was nice but still only 14 degrees. HUGS XXXX

Cathy said...

Beautiful post Lizzie, and great pics too. I usually love winter, but I'm with you this year, looking forward to the warmer, non windy days!!! xo

Francien said...

Love your pictures Lizzie...it still amazes me...here in Holland...on the other site of the world...fall is standing on our doorsteps and pushes the warm days away...love it like this better though..the very hot summer days are not my cup of tea..like the fall better...but you are starting to see that everything is "waking-up"again...i will miss the beautifull green and the flowers...but its your turn now...must be great after that very cold winter!!Love your new blogbackground...
have a nice weekend...
greetings x Francien.

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