Sunday, September 23, 2012

messing about on a Sunday

 Early this morning I went for a walk around Hyde Park - lovely time of the day because mostly there are only birds around and a few eager runners. The lake is looking quite good at the moment.

 Very tranquil but it will be a battle to keep the water flowing with the dry we have had and much more to come.
 I am not sure of the name of this flower but it looks like a giant day lily - looked lovely out in flower.
Stop Press - it's a Clivia. 

 Coming back I passed the local funeral directors - nothing exciting but I loved the sign on the gate - as if....

Today we have finally got all the boxes ready for Adelaide - TNT arrives very early - Ian has had to remind me that we only have a tiny stand but it is so hard deciding what to take and what to leave. I hope all of my bloggy folk who live in Adelaide come to see us - it is a long time since we were last there - - in fact I can't remember when - I ran a playday in town if I remember.  Looking forward to it though.

Now tomorrow I have plans to maybe play in the studio for some of the day....

I do have a funny story to share first - well it was funny afterwards. On Thursday I went to our warehouse to collect wool tops to pack - imagine a giant bag full of approx 100 50 gram bags. It was very windy but silly me, I popped the bag outside the door while I went to lock and whoof - the bag blew away and the wool tops ran up and down the road swirling and rolling everywhere. I kept seeing dollars racing away from me... you have to imagine a mad woman running around trying to collect them. It is a busy road and I was a bit in despair but to my amazement, the cars all stopped and waited while I collected. (I shall temporarily take back my negative feelings towards 4 wheel drives.) When I finally had them all back in my big bag I popped them in the car and one of the drivers clapped before he drove off. I really needed a cup of tea and a lie down afterwards but I had to go back later and this time it was pouring with rain and I got soaked but at least no wind. it must be srpringtime in WA.

7 comments:

Doreen G said...

I would have clapped too--probably the only hand you would have received from me(too old to run around being a good Samaritan)

Chriss said...

Your story is very funny! One always feels like such a twit when these things happen, good to be able to have a giggle at ourselves.
The flowering plant you have looks like a Clivia to me. They do also come in yellow, but yours is the most popular color.

Heather said...

Your Hyde Park looks very different from mine in London but is so lovely and serene. The lily flower is gorgeous and I love that parking sign. Glad you managed to gather up all those escaping dollars!

liniecat said...

LOLOL WEll yes, afterwards Im sure you could see the funny side......bet it looked pretty in its own way too! Well saved gal!
Thats flower looks abit like an azalia...is that how you spell it?

Bear said...

Hi Dale - mad woman indeed your story woke me up and gave me such a giggle thank you sweetie I can just imagine a red headed dale racing after many coloured tops LOL.
and your plant is a Clivia and a very beautiful one indeed
love n hugs Belinda

Judy said...

Dale I apologize first. I did chuckle at the vision of you dashing all over the road with an audience of motorist watch, I am so glad you came to no harm. Love the pics of Hyde Park, on a trip to Perth whenever the heat got to us Tassieites we'd buy ice creams and sit under those lovely shady trees, so sad if the lake dries up too much.

Maggi said...

I thought that you were already in London when you mentioned Hyde Park but yours is much more natural. Giggled at the image of you rushing round after the wool tops.

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