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Friday, July 01, 2005

Street trees ...

... they're really really tough an' they got knives, and they dance kind of funky ...

er ... ? ... hang on - wrong channel ...

Trees along the sides of streets - that's what I am really posting about :-)

- here in Canberra (and also in many other cities and towns here in Australia) there are a lot of streets that have gum trees (Eucalypts) growing along the sides ... and they look rather nice with the street lights shining on/through them as one drives (or walks) along at night ... and, on my way home tonight, I noticed that they look even more wonderful when it has been raining (which it has ;-)
... imagine driving along the dark (still wet) road, lateish at night - so there are very few other cars - and the air is all misty after the rain ... and the raindrops, still hanging on the shiny wet leaves, are catching the light from the streetlights and shining like a million little fairy lights!

Ah ... what a wonderful way to end an enjoyable evening out!
(A group of us from work went out for a rather nice dinner, then went back to someone's rather nice house for coffee/port/etc and some rather nice supper ... not that any of us had much room left for supper, after what we all ate for tea!)

btw ... I haven't posted that much here lately ... kind of been busy (what's new? ;-)

...one thing that kept me busy was the fact that I had to organise what quilts/etc to enter in the quilt show (which meant I had to make enough of a couple of them to take a photo of and/or measure so I could include picture/measurements/etc on the entry form!) ... one of the 4 items is finished - pity it is only the smallest one ... LOL
I have finished the miniature quilt ... and half finished a small challenge quilt - done all the bits I had to do by machine but now it needs some hand sewing to finish the other half ... but the bigger quilt is still just a few cut out shapes thrown onto what is going to be the background and rolled up so the bits don't get lost - hopefully I can get most of that one done in the next couple of weeks (I have 2 weeks off work because it is school holidays, and I work at a school) ... and the 4th thing is my entry in the bag challenge - I made enough of the bag to pin together for the photo - now I just have to hope it all goes together and works out like I have imagined it will ...
... maybe, once the quilt show is over, I will see if I can stick a photo or 2, of these quilts/etc, up here ...
(in the meantime, I might have to see how quick/easy it is to do the new thingy we are supposed to be able to do with photos on this blog site, and put up some photos of some more of all the other quilty/crochet/etc stuff I have made over the last year or 10)

The other things that have kept me busy are probably all just part of life in general ... work, being a wife and mother (which includes doing family things as well as being "mum's taxi" and stuff like helping at fundrasing bbq's for the kids Scout troop), going to quilting/crochet/etc textile art meetings, going to other stuff that I am interested in ... all the stuff I usually seem to be doing ...
... and one thing that I usually don't do - the school I work at has a fashion parade each year (a class of students do it as an part of an elective subject) ... and, this year, they decided to have a "teachers" item or 3 ... and (in a moment of madness? ... oh - that is all the time with me! ... must be because I don't mind making a fool of myself if I have a good excuse .. LOL) I said I would join in. It was kind of meant to be mostly comical ... and I did hear laughter in the audience ... but I think my daughter probably summed it up best - she came and watched, and afterwards, on the way home, she told me I looked silly, and then she said "you don't know what to do on a catwalk" ... I just hope someone got some good photos that they can e-mail to me ... or, even better - maybe someone took a video (probably not - the teacher who usually does that was away in Sydney with another group of students and I don't think they found anyone else to do it).

hmmm ... methinks I probably shouldn't "just have a quick look at my e-mail" ... or even open the e-mail program .. right now - I should just post this and go crawl into bed (my 2 weeks holidays start next week - so I still have to get up and go to work tomorrow ... sigh) - I only came in here now because I wanted to say something about those wonderful wet trees ;-) ... I figured that if I didn't do it now, while I was still thinking about it, I would totally forget about it and never do it ...
(maybe I should have stopped and taken a photo of one of those glittery trees? ... and too bad if whoever lives along that bit of road thought some weirdo was spying on them ;-)

... goodnight :-)

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