By seven o’clock this morning I was outside in our backyard to take some pictures.
The East side of our house is Body Corporate area, whereas the three other sides belong to our private area and are fenced in. Yesterday we had our family visiting. The two great-grandsons wanted me to take them to the backyard. They enjoy running around in there from one side of the house, to another one and another one and then back again. Four year old Lucas runs as quickly as he can, and two year old Alexander has fun following his big brother. It gives me great joy to see them running like this.
Caroline and Matthew were staying with us, and we had apart from Lucas and Alexander also four additional adults visiting us for afternoon coffee. Actually, our daughter Caroline had spent the whole weekend with us. Sunday night she had to fly back to Darwin. Mathew drove Caroline to the Airport in Sydney. We went along with them to farewell Caroline.By 9.30 pm we were back home again.
Caroline had purchased for us 15 small lavender plants and did clear the area that was to be planted. While Caroline was busy in the garden, Peter and I took off for a visit to the Temple. Caroline and Matthew had advised us to do this. We gladly followed this advice!
This morning, while I did some washing, Peter took to planting the whole lot along the fence on the South side. He used diluted fertilizer from our worm farm for the plants and then covered them with mulch. It turned out to be beautiful sunny, but early in the morning there was a very cool breeze which I did not like at all!
By the way, today is the wedding anniversary of Ryan and Ebony who are the parents of Lucas and Alexander.
And following are some random pictures near the house on the West side:
Now a few pictures from yesterday (Sunday):
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You are an early riser, Uta! 🙂
Lovely impressions from garden and weekend. Juicy Marmorkuchen is my alltime favourite. ❤
I usually rise at about 6 o’clock, Dina. I love to rise early. 🙂
Yes, this Marmorkuchen turned out well. Peter often volunteers to bake something. He has quite a bit of experience with baking.
In the meantime I edited this post a bit. I did add a few more things about last weekend. Actually, I was extremely tired when we came home from the airport last night and went straight to bed.
Thanks for commenting, Dina. Hope you and Co had a good weekend too. Cheers, Uta
Lovely! That looks a very authentic Marmorkuchen – do you have real German cake moulds, or can you get the tradition ones in Australia?
Actually, Cat, we’ve had this cake mould (Kuchenform) for a long time. I am not sure where we bought it.
Have a great weekend!
I love your backyard!!!
Gardens can be great fun; sources of relaxation and joy.
Yes, Robert, this is exactly how we feel about it, even though we’re not expert gardeners and too often tend to neglect to work in the garden. But it gives us great joy when finally we have achieved some improvement by just putting a little bit of work into it. 🙂
A beautiful homely post Uta, and a truly delightful garden, unfortunately Lavender never seems to grow for us, mainly because we can only have them in pots here, their aroma is beautiful, reminds me of my time visiting the Lavender farms in Tasmania.
Peter is a great Cake master I think.
We hope in time their scent is going to dazzle us, Ian.
Peter loves baking cake. He hasn’t lost his touch yet!
Wishing you and Ana a great weekend.
Cheers, Uta 🙂