Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday musings


This is my little water lily happy in its new pot getting lots of sunshine. When I went to the water lily farm they told me to come back in November but because I must have look sad, they showed me one which might flower all year round. It's got tiny leaves - Kazuko thought it was clover that I was growing in a pot and Mango, the cat from next door, loves drinking the water every morning. I am hoping it will flower soon so I can see what it looks like. When I was photographing it I could see the reflections of the eucalyptus trees but they have gone. Must be something far to techie for me to cope with.

Sad to say the daylight saving issue has been lost and we must abide with democracy. Thanks for all the offers of candles for the missing hour of daylight at night over the summer - I think instead we will be like all the West Australians residents who enjoy that time in the evening using up an extra hour of the world's precious energy by having to have our lights on so we can see in the dark. On the other hand, do send me heavy and dark eye coverings for when the sun comes up at 4am. Amazing as it sounds I am not planning to arise at that time but I will resent being woken up by the sun and the birds (and the business necessaries as we do deal with the rest of Australia even though I feel a lot of the time that other people in this state don't).

Today we bought ourselves a new washer/dryer combo so waiting patiently until Wednesday when it arrives.

And of course after the weekend, on Friday the Hurricanes play the Chiefs in one of the semi finals. Since Ian has now decided that the Chiefs are, and have always been, his team, we will be rivals. May the best team win.....

7 comments:

Heather said...

I have never seen such a tiny waterlily - how sweet. Don't forget to show us the flowers when they come out. I am tempted to ask 'what is sunshine'. Our weather lately has been horrid - blustery winds, lashing rain and quite chilly - yuk. Hope you and Ian wont come to blows over the rugby results!! Bad luck on the daylight saving - common sense doesn't apply anywhere these days, or so it seems.

Sandy said...

What a sweet looking waterlily. We have daylight savings time which means the hens won't go to bed when we want to. We have to lock them in because of coyotes, hawks, owls.

Doreen G said...

Sorry about the daylight savings thing--maybe they will realise that it wasn't so bad afterall but then it is too late now.
What a bunch of loosers they are.

Ev said...

I kind of resent being called a loser by Doreen! There are many reasons for not having daylight saving. My husband along with many others in the state start work early (6am) I much prefer him to be safe on the roads for part of the year. I also have young children which has made me put in a NO vote - last time I voted YES and had no children - next time (because there always has been a next time) I may vote yes again as the kids will be older and not so thrown by the changes and disruption required.

Annie said...

I agree NOT good about the daylight saving result. It does tend to make life hard with business dealing with the other states.

dee said...

I hope the debate about daylight saving goes away quickly as it is so devisive and achieves nothing, we have the best time zone in the world so let's leave it that way. I have a farming background and am aware of the extreme difficulties the changes make for the farmers and their families.

Judy said...

Dale,

How amazing that you can get Water Lily so small. We Tamanian's have daylight saving for six months of the year; my guy spent most of that time grumbling about getting up in the cold, then in evenings grumbling he cant see the Tv without shutting curtains, sorry you've lost yours 4 am is just too early to be woken.

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