12 October 2009

12 of 12 for October 2009

So here's my 12 of 12 for October 2009. I wasn't sure if I was going to do the 12 of 12 this month due to the recent events in our life but I thought it would be a good distraction for me and it was. I stayed around the house again this time fro this months photos and lot of them are posed so I'm calling most of this months 12 of 12 October Still Life Anyway, I hope you enjoy this months photos and make sure you check out this man's site because we have him to thank for the original concept of this project. So now enjoy...

I thought we are in the middle of Spring here in the land down under but instead I woke up to a very chilly morning and ended up having to light a fire to warm up.

I know this is the second picture and it would be fair to believe that maybe this is what I had for breakfast and no it is not. however, I have become addicted to these since hubby introduced me to them and I just thought that they made for an interesting photo. anyone know what they are?

We did leave the house once to run a few errands and while out I took this picture at one of the fountain installation at the hospital where hubby works

We have amazing artisans where we live and many of them work with wood. Over the past five years since we have lived where we are now we have been slowly collecting the various wooden pieces of fruit and eventually even the wooden bowl that they sit in.

Posed but I like blue what can I say???

Posed again, but pretty no???

You read what the sign says and when I don't have it posed it sits in the kitchen for all visitors to see and any of them can at any time take me up on the offer.

Theses ware the flowers that hubby sent me over a week ago while he was in Sydney taking care of his mum. He sent them to thank me for being so understanding. He is a saint or at least I think so.

I took a picture similar to this for an earlier 12 of 12 but it was in autumn so this is what the tree looks like in full bloom and once again what I get to look at every day outside my kitchen doors.

Just a little bit of cuteness sitting on the deck in or backyard.

This is a piece of a flowering plum tree from our backyard taken against a blackening sky full of rain on it's way to us.

And last but not least, Teddy was sitting by me as I was uploading all of these pictures and I decided to exchange a picture of him for one of the photos I took earlier. He is telling me it is time to go to sleep and he is right. So I once again hope you enjoyed the photos and I'll see you next time for November's 12 of 12

On a side note, for those of you following the recent events affecting our life here in Oz; I will say that the grieving has started as has the healing. All we be okay in time. Thanks again to everyone for your kind words and support.


Pete said...

Hi Tony, I'm so sorry to hear about your recent sadness. It doesn't make things any easier but I'm sure you (like me) find all the nice words from folks makes things every so slightly better.

And are those Allsorts? Looks a bit like them.
Good on yer for doing the 12 this month. Thoughts and best wishes going out to you both.

Janelle said...

Beautiful 12 Tony. Pete's right, the lollies are licorice allsorts! Haven't seen them in many years!!

Sorry to hear about your partners mum. You're both in my thoughts.

Finally, is that an art deco Tiffany lamp in the final pic? It's gorgeous!!

Sunny Archibald said...

So sorry to hear of the grief in your home these days. As you said, it is time to begin the healing process. I enjoyed your 12, and I'm looking forward to seeing more in the coming months.

Jill said...

Hello TJ,
I loved your 12-of-12, especially all the crafty pieces around your home - like the wooden fruit & the puppy on the porch.
I definitely need a "Clean my kitchen" sign like yours, I laughed out loud when I saw it.

Tho we have never met and we are many miles apart, my thoughts are with you and your hubby.



hey TJ!!
mighty generous of you to still offer us your 12of12, in times like these. i think i have an inkling how you feel, though, in such circumstances, i become clinical (not cynical, clinical!!) about these matters. it's never easy to deal with this & we all do it in our own way. mine is not necessarily the healthiest...
hoping you'll find reasons to cheer before the end of this year.
getting flowers is one. extra points for the hubby!!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

hello tony, for some reason i tried to see you last month but now i realized i didn't do it (lost your adress, the line was too slow, the time was too short). sorry to read about your sadness. great to see spring arriving outside your window while the leaves are starting to dance outside our window. and we have the same gorgeous lillies in our vase but they smell weird... best wishes you you both eliane

Polt said...

Loved the "Make yourself at home" sign! :)

Thanks for sharing your day.


Bec said...

Love, love, love the wooden fruit!
And the deck dog! Adorable!

Positive thoughts for brighter tomorrows heading your way...

Dogeared said...

I'm sorry you and your hubby have been having such a tough time recently, and I'm so sorry this refreshes the memories for you.

I loved the teddy and the lamp, and also the deck dog. And gerber daisies are my favourite!

Ur-spo said...

thank you for posting
lovely photos
I continue to think of you two.

Nick said...

Thanks for sharing your day.

tornwordo said...

Well it's good that her suffering is over. Hugs.

Scooter said...

Great colorful pictures. Sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure your teddy bear brought you comfort until your hubby returned. Be well.