15 October 2008
odd, sods, etc
There's been another rainbow in the house this week. On the floor this time, rather than hiding in the crockery drawer.
A little House Swallow has built a mud nest under the eaves outside the laundry door. A mudbrick nest on a mudbrick house. How appropriate.
The birdlife is amazing around here. As I sit at the kitchen bench typing this, swallows, currawongs and bellbirds are swooping about in front of the windows making an unholy racket, and a large flock of bright primary coloured Eastern Rosellas (not the usual Crimson Rosellas we get all the time, nor the Swift Parrots) has swung in, trying to claim territory. Two kookaburras are laughing their heads off, safe in the knowledge that they are superior beings who just belong. No fighting necessary.
More golden sunrises.
Because you asked for it - the lemon cake recipe, as given to me by Mum years ago (the tick means I've made it and approved, so safe to bake again). Note complete lack of instructions as to how to actually put the thing together. Thanks Mum.
Edit: lemon juice is the final ingredient in the icing. As someone pointed out, it looks as though there's more writing. There is, but it's a note to me from Mum, so I cropped the photo there.
Enjoying the green while it lasts. Soon it'll brown off with the coming hot weather.
Another early morning shot, taken from the kitchen window, just because.
Cistus (are doin' it for themselves.) I luv Annie Lennox.
I'm off to Craft Retreat this weekend with the usual crowd of crafty bloggers and talented women so I need to go and organise my patterns and supplies and plan a fabuloso Saturday night dessert.