Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Mary, Mary,.......

.............quite contrary
How does your garden grow?"
"Very well in the rain."



How the day flashed by:

Tutored children

Hair trim

Lawn mowed

Lunch out

Printed T-Shirts

Grocery shopping

Watched show

Posted blog

Read Book

And the day has gone

But retirement is fun.


  1. Lovely variety of colorful blooms beautifully captured. Methinks your day was busier than mine, but I did get to the grocery store and dropped my Nikon off to be cleaned and adjusted (among other things) ... yez, retired life is good indeed ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

  2. I haven't quite thought of my day like that, but I guess so. What I am learning is that when you are retired you are thrown back on your own resources. Quite envigorating that.

  3. Hi Diane, retired, but the days are full, no boredom for you! I am the same I am always busy and I think too to be retired is great!
    Love Bougainvilleas, colourful, tough as old boots and beautiful. The Pentas are real STAR flowers. You have got lovely colours. Sometimes they hybridize to different colours between them. In the warmer month they are easily propagated from cuttings.

  4. All of them a pretty but it's always the bougainvillea that wins my attention. There is none of it this high up the mountain.

  5. Lovely lovely photos of flowers.
    :) you seemed to do a lot in a day - very nice...

  6. Beautiful blooms, Diane. I can not wait for Spring to get here. I am very happy you had your rain to make your flowers grow. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I have been using a free version of Picasa3 to make my mosaics. It is easy to use and I like easy.

  7. What a beautiful photo flower bouquet on a cold winter day. Thank you!

  8. Hi Diane, I didn't see the word NAP in your list. Isn't that a 'given' for us retirees??????? ha ha

    Beautiful flowers --especially now that the temperature here is 15 degrees and there are definitely NO flowers blooming!!!!


  9. Hi Diane. Beautiful flowers. Just love the bougainvillea. Your full day seems just like mine. Retirement - after 4 years I can say it's wonderful - worth working all those years for!!

  10. Hello. I discovered your blog today from a link in Julie's Sydney Eye and have spent an interesting half hour browsing through it. I am also retired and enjoying it very much. I like to say that retirement is not all it's cracked up to be, it is a lot better than that. I will be back to visit again.

  11. Hi Diane! Thanks for your visit to the Revival 70s & 80s... See how handsome we were... ;))

    Lovely flowers you got here; January is great, in Australia... ;)

  12. OMG, I am sitting here laughin to myself because I read that as "tortured children"!

  13. Retired, doesn't sound like you are retired to me. Very busy lady you are for sure. Thanks for the beautiful flowers today (which is my birthday where you are already - January 7th). Everything is very dead and frozen here in Memphis where I am. In fact, they are talking some snow tonight!