It is March. Autumn is officially here and summer is well and truly over. 2012/13 was officially Australia's hottest summer on record.
I didn't really notice the heat. I think it was because I have finished work and was not spending my days in a hot hall. I was working in a small school held in an old church hall. The school coordinator was always worried that if we opened the windows we might forget to close them so we sweltered on hot days.
March 5th was my mother's 81st birthday. We had a small family get together. It is interesting cooking for a range of diets including vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers and mushroom haters.
So I made some slow cooked pot-roasted beef, tuna bake with corn and mushrooms, baked potatoes and a variety of salads. We had sour dough bread and J brought some vegan mayonnaise. Everyone seemed to have sufficient.
My daughter J made a vegan pandan birthday cake. It was multilayered with pandan and chocolate. It was lovely and I'm sorry I forgot to take a photo.
Meanwhile P:-) has been painting his boat.
It is a boat he built over 40 years ago. It is called 'Doris' after P:-)'s mother who died many years ago. I am looking forward to getting out on it again.
I love taking photos of flowers and couldn't resist these photos of Mum's geraniums yesterday.
And her plumbago.
And lastly the sunset over the mountains last night from P:-)'s house.
|Sunset at P:-)'s place|