I know feelings run high in Australia, particularly when we have a Federal election, and some nasty words are thrown back and forth (particularly on some Facebook pages) but I don't think I've ever seen it tear friends or families apart as it seems to do in America. I know what my thoughts are on how our country should be run and others differ but it is their right to do so. I wouldn't fall out with anyone over their choice of candidate or party even when I think they are wrong. (*:*)
Talking of our daughter .... she and her hubby arrived home safely but both of them are feeling the effects of the long flight and are suffering exceptionally bad jet lag which I don't think affected them so much on their outward journey. K decided to take a few extra days off before returning to work on Thursday but B was back at work today only to find he has to fly to *Adelaide on Tuesday (back here Wednesday) and then fly to *Sydney on Sunday (back here on Tuesday). For someone already rather out of whack with all the other flying, K is concerned for his welfare, as am I. He does have a very good job but sometimes it is not always good for one's health. We can only hope he comes out the other side OK and may be has a chance of a rest in a week or so.
Not a lot has happened to either of us. We both got out in the garden a couple of times to check out the weeds!! I began to pull up a few (I have great difficulty bending down now) and lo and behold Phil began to look or the Dutch hoe. Nowhere to be found until we both realised it was hidden in plain sight, leaning up against a small table down the yard. I think I will employ similar tactics in future and maybe a few more weeds will go the way all weeds should go. Won't be doing much on Wednesday as they are promising it will be 32C (89F) on Wednesday
We have had such cold weather in Perth that my frangipani are barely showing signs of leaves although there are a few very tiny shoots appearing on most of the plants. The nasturtiums on the other hand are taking over a lot of the back garden and their beautiful yellow and orange blooms bring the yard to life, and for a few moment you forget those damned weeds. Pink and white daisies and red bottlebrush are bringing a springtime look to our front garden.
I just realised that is the wrong bottlebrush....that is C. citrinus (not yet in flower) whereas the one covered with blooms is Kings Park Special and already the black cockatoes have been and bitten several of the blossoms off. These cockies are an endangered species but there's still enough of them to do pop in and be cheeky with the garden plants. Used to be large flocks of them arrive but now sadly we only see a few of them at a time which I guess if good for the bottlebrushes in Perth but not good for the black cockies. I did however read somewhere they may be making a comeback so hopefully, and seriously, there will be more of them to be seen in future.