A view of my weekend …

Can you quite believe the weekend is already over? Where do those two days disappear to so quickly? I’m completely convinced that time moves at a different speed on weekends as opposed to weekdays – surely I’m not the only one who finds time d-r-a-g-s between Monday and Friday?

Still two days off work is two days off, so I’m certainly not complaining … and I did manage to get a few things done over the weekend, which is always a nice feeling. Though I am starting to suspect some sort of mischief is afoot with my ‘to-do’ list, as every time I cross one thing off it seems another four tasks appear to replace it. What’s with that?

The backyard got a little bit of (much-needed) attention on Saturday, the grass was seriously knee-high! So the Mr. got stuck into some mowing while I took to pruning the overhanging branches.Β While it took us longer than we expected, the yard is now looking rather lovely and useable once more (the neighbours must have breathed a collective sigh of relief).

We were lucky to finish up just before the storm and heavy rain hit … as the backyard changed its complexion rather quickly.

Was your weekend green and rainy too?


  1. Gabrielle Bryden

    Isn’t that such a great feeling, when you have finished the garden and then it rains (love that last photo). We went from stinking hot and humid to raining all day yesterday (and much cooler – thank goodness). The frogs are having a field day – haha.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – It must certainly is fantastic when you manage to get everything done *just* in time … it’s so very satisfying when you’re all safe and sound inside, and can appreciate the rain falling from a sheltered place.
      I can’t believe how much rain fell at our place on Saturday!! The weather has been doing all sorts of strange things of late …

      The humidity has been messing me around a bit … sometimes it feels like I’m trying to walk through cement. But yes, all those froggies would be loving all this dampness! πŸ™‚

  2. Dan

    You know what that garden needs?


    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Dan – Haha, I’d very much like to see some ducks out there in the garden! (and I bet they’d chase Lee, so that would make for some additional entertaining merriment). πŸ˜‰

  3. fairchildstreet

    Love the photo of the rain. Hmm to do lists there is always something to do. Charmaine

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Charmaine – Thanks for your kind words (I rather like that photo of the rain too) … there was so much of it pouring down, it was interesting to try and ‘capture’ it! πŸ™‚
      Those ‘to do’ lists do just seem to have a life of their own don’t they? I really should try and keep a more watchful eye on mine! πŸ˜‰

  4. Christine

    Wonderful photos. I can almost smell the freshly cut grass πŸ™‚ Love the rain photo too.
    Funny to see green – here it is sooo cold and not so green πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Christine – Thanks so much for your kind words … it was pretty easy for me to take pretty photos when the grass was SO very green outside … all thanks go to nature! πŸ™‚
      The smell of the freshly cut grass and the rain blended beautifully … such a treat for the senses!

      It must be much more ‘white’ in the landscape where you are … it’s funny that I dream of white Christmasses, but people who experience them all the time would probably like a summer time experience … πŸ˜‰

  5. Mel

    Yep, my to-do list breeds, too!

    We’re ‘enjoying’ a temperature of 3oC right now. *sigh*…..

    1. Mel

      That should read ‘3 degrees Centigrade’, by the way! Brrrr!

    2. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – I really wish those ‘to-do’ lists would keep themselves in order … I wonder if they ever get back under control?!?!?!

      Gosh, you’re certainly feeling the cooler temperatures at the moment … we’ve been experiencing the exact opposite – more like 27 degree days and super humid! (I much prefer the cold to all this heat).

  6. Rellacafa

    I had to comment, my instant reaction to these pics was “I know what you mean”, then “your backyard is awesome! It makes me want to play croquet”…I have no idea why, but yay!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hiya Caf – Haha … the garden and back yard was definitely a little ‘wilder’ than it should have been … thank goodness we found some time and a little fine weather to make it respectable again.
      It’s funny you mention playing ‘croquet’ … when I first saw our house with its uber-flat and very green backyard, playing sports like croquet and bocce definitely came to my mind too! πŸ™‚

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