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The daffodils are dancing at Burnbrae - in a very brisk cold wind (that's August for you).  I had planned to collect a pre-spring bouquet to photograph but it's freezing out there today so found a photo from last year instead.

The bouquet could have contained camellias, forget-me-nots, daffodils, jonquils, japonica, peris and violets.
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More Katoomba Street Art

Another lovely mural in the Katoomba Street Art Walk.  This one is done by local artist Krimsone who has a growing body of beautiful street art here in the the mountains and elsewhere.

Participating in Sami's Colourfulworld Monday Murals.

Old Stuff 38

I am totally in love with my slow combustion wood stove.  Corn fritters for lunch ... yum.

Monkey's Mask

No it's not a monkey, it's a possum - surprisingly out and about during the daytime.  The title of today's post is based on my book for this week.

A book I have read recently
The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter.  I ordered it from the library just because it was the next on the Australian book list, hence it came as a surprise to discover it was an Australian erotic lesbian murder mystery verse novel.  Australian was the only thing in that description that resonated with me.  Nonetheless, it was short so I dipped in and found it an enjoyable read finished in one sitting.  I might try another verse novel one day.

Smiling at Sticks

It is with some relief that I can report that the annual pruning is finished.  Now we wait for the sticks to burst forth with flowers and leaves.

At Burnbrae (Blue Mountains garden) the daffodils are in flower.  Here at Rose Orchard Haus (Kandos) the bulb shoots are only just now coming through.  I am not sure what has caused this delay. The neighbour says the same is happening in her garden. My thinking it's either the drought or the delayed start to winter as we had a very warm June. 

At Whistler's Rest (Clandulla) the wattle is now in bloom though I'm not expecting much of a spring display of native flowers because it's super dry there.

A Surprise

While my husband was visiting a medical specialist in Katoomba I decided to take a walk to check out the Morris and Sons wool and needlework shop which is at the end of town I rarely visit.

On the way this attractive mural caught my eye.  I was surprised to find there is a whole laneway of excellent quality murals.  I will be back to show you more.

Participating in Colourfulworld's Monday Mural.

A poem for today
Figures in a Paddock by John Kinsella.  I am fond of Kinsella's poetry.


It's cold outside. 

After a look at the weather forecast we decided to be in our Kandos home this weekend.  While Lawson and Kandos are both at 700 metres elevation so have somewhat similar weather, the Kandos house is much easier to heat being a smaller home with smaller rooms and lower ceilings.

After one look outside this morning when I took this photo (from inside) I decided to not budge out there all day.  For a brief time around midday it was even snowing - a rare event.

The good news you can see in this photo, the almond tree is in blossom - spring is on its way.

Micah 7:7 New International Version (NIV)
"But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me."