I began my blog for myself. My main aim was to reflect on my life and look at the positives in it. The past few years for me have been quite turbulent. I am getting through them with God's help, but sometimes find I don't take time to 'smell the roses'. So my blog is a lot to do with smelling the roses and if you enjoy following what I do then Welcome and Thank You.
I call my blog Piggywhistles - the nick name my father had for me as a child. He died many years ago. You can read a little bit about him here.
This last week I have spent some time appreciating my back yard. I took a walk down there and further on to the creek. I love it because it is so green. It is a bush garden, mainly filled with natives.
I have a renewed appreciation for it as it looked for a while as if I was going to have to sell my house because I had been quite unexpectedly made redundant. (You can read a bit about it here and the posts before and after depending on how much you wish to read about it.)
I took some random photos of my back yard as I wandered down.
The sandpaper fig had some great lichen growing on the trunk.
I walked on a little further to the creek, which was quite full after the rain.
My back yard wouldn't suit a lot of people and when I was thinking of selling my house I did wonder if my yard would be a selling point or actually a liability. There is no lawn. There are no garden beds. But I love it.
I got a bit of a surprise in my front yard a couple of days ago when I discovered a Port Jackson shark's egg lying near a couple of pots.
I don't imagine it was left there by a passing shark. I think it must have been put in the garden by my children many years ago and has simply washed down in all the rain. That is the only logical explanation I can think of for this .
Keeping in the theme with nature are a couple of pictures of the sunset taken from P:-) 's place last Thursday evening.