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things I know

Joining in with Yay for Home today!

 

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Things I know:

1. The grass isn't always greener. Sometimes I wish I was someone else, or something other, or part of the gang, or perhaps better at self promotion. And then I take a good hard look at the absolute blessings around me and I think: bugger the big picture. This, right now, is wonderful.

 

 

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2. If you leave the TV off, you might just come around a corner one day and find something truly amazing. 

 

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3. Sometimes time stands still.

 

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4. In flooding rains there'll be casualties. For me it was most of my basil crop. These four are the last standing from what was this:

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But the fittest that survive tend to go a bit nuts with relief:

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(Forecast: we are going to have cucumbers coming out our ears shortly. Should be attractive.)

 

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5. I am so not ready for her to walk. So not ready.

 

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6. Sometimes an after dinner walk is exactly what everyone needs…

 

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… the best kind of therapy. (It's just a car. It's just money. We'll forget about all that but we'll remember these hills, that glorious light, hanging out together laughing.)

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 7. After the rain, the sun comes out. 

 

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Hello, Sunshine. 

xxx

20 Comments on “things I know

Yayforhome
March 25, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Those photos make me want to live where you are!

Thanks for joining in 🙂

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Roberta Draper
March 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Beautiful, Can I come for a visit? lol, loved all the post, the 1st one is such a real feeling, and the rest is what we really should be focused on thanks for the reminders.

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Jo
March 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Just shared a couple of glasses of wine with Gaye in the park while the big kids were at a birthday party – missed you! Hang in there Fi x

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Sue
March 25, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Love for you and this and mine, too, and all things. Catch up soon!

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Kate
March 25, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Such beautiful photos! I want to live there too 🙂

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bennoss
March 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

… all i need to know.

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keepcatebusy (Cate)
March 25, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I live for #2!! So sorry about #5…but I don’t think that one is up to you 🙂 And that kind of sunshine is the best!!
have a great weekend Fiona
xxxCate

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mosey handmade
March 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm

simply beautiful post!
made me tear up, even,
thanks i.p.!!!!

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Anne
March 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

What gorgeous photos! #6 and #7 are just the reminders I needed today, so thanks!

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PinkCat
March 25, 2011 at 11:29 pm

The photos are so lovely. It would be so nice to have such a beautiful landscape on the doorstep. A piece of heaven for oneself. x

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MJ
March 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

Gorgeous photos, and I would have to agree, your grass is beautiful just where you are!!!!

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Baby by the Sea
March 26, 2011 at 2:55 am

This is so well written, so deeply beautiful. Wow. I stayed a bit here, had a look around on your blog and really enjoyed myself.

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Sarah
March 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

Glorious. Beautiful. Your words, I mean.

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Sarah
March 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Looks like you live in heaven. Cucumbers have taken over my entire vegie patch, somewhere, beneath all of that fuzzy foliage I have strawberries, silverbeet, sage, lettuce and parsely – all still there despite a massive blanket of cucumber leaves!

And number 3, that tree, I could just plonk myself on the grass and stare at it all day. Magic.

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Ellen
March 27, 2011 at 1:16 am

Ah, green and rolling hills. A breath of fresh air. Thank you!

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Nichole
March 27, 2011 at 6:01 am

Love all of this. Too bad we live on opposite ends of the earth. I sure would enjoy sharing a cup a tea and a little tour of your green grass and beautiful big picture, friend.

Take care! And enjoy every moment.

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innerpickle
March 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm

miss you guys too – owe you a phonecall – talk this week xx

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innerpickle
March 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I ADORE that tree, Sarah. It’s completely enormous. Faraway-like.

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innerpickle
March 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Thanks for this comment, lovely lady. I thought if it all day, and about how it doesn’t matter where we are, there’s a bunch of people connecting and talking in all these funny little online spaces and that’s just awesome. You never know, we may get that cuppa one day!

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Claudine
March 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

What a wonderful post! Sometimes our simple change in perspective makes all the difference in the world doesn’t it?!

You’ve captured some amazing views of your life in the country — I love it!

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