Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Goodbye August

This past week has been super busy since coming back from the holiday, so hence not a lot of blogging going on.
As we say goodbye to the last day of August, I will recollect some of the happy moments with photos.
 Shopping at Newmarket is beautiful at this time of the year with the pretty pink magnolia trees dotted along the footpath. The flowers looked like pink velvet
 The plumage of the Parakeet sitting in the tree outside my kitchen window was pretty.  Can you see the colourful red, green and yellow?

Loved the chairs at the Victoria Park bus stop - waiting for the bus here would be fun

Duplicate wood pigeons sitting on the telephone wires

My dear daughter made a video of our holiday in Port Douglas, if you have a spare moment and want to see a little more of this beautiful place, here is the link. You can see some of the noisy bird life that I was telling you about
Thank you for the kind notes you left me from the previous post, appreciate each and every one and I look forward to coming to say hello to you all.

Have a beautiful day my friends


  1. Dear Carolyn,
    It's hard to believe that we are at the end of August. We are beginning to notice that the days are getting a little shorter. They must be getting longer for you.
    Busy days only seem to get busier!.........*s*

  2. Hello Carolyn,
    What lovely pictures! they are a beautiful way to say goodbye to August. The chairs really are fantastic! I also enjoyed your daughter's video. what a great experience it must have been.,
    Big hug

  3. So I first enjoyed the video of Port Douglas by your daughter Victoria to have a little impression of Australia, very well done. We are planning a holiday to Australia for next year so of course I was very interested.
    So nice to be able to see these parakeets from your kitchen window.
    Wish you a lovely spring and greetings from Holland.

  4. Hello,Carolyn.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful holidays. I watched the video with smile.
    Thank you for sharing many beautiful places! Have a good day!

  5. Oh my, those chairs at the bus stop are darling! What a fun and unique idea :)

    I hope your September is sweetly blessed, my friend. Hugs to you!

  6. Always nice to get away and it sounds like you had a lovely time. My 5 weeks on the road and in the sky got to be a little much, but I had to settle my son in at college and now I'm back home an empty nester. Bittersweet times indeed. I no longer have kids to drive to school. Happy September!

  7. Your Pigeons are better looking than ours in England. We do have parakeets here now, they are a lovely green, they certainly brighten the bird table.

  8. Dearest Carolyn,
    Well, Victoria's video shows so much the similarities with Bali... Fond memories and no doubt you did enjoy your very special family holiday.
    Wow, you are enjoying the magnolias again as we are winding down. Not yet below 30 degrees C but it is not as hot hot anymore.

  9. Amazing from me happy week love Ria x

  10. Carolyn, Blessings to you this fine day! Chairs like this at the stop would be a delight to sit in and wait for transportation.

    Not everyday do you see a sight like this. I did see the colorful bird outside your window! This would have been a awesome sight to see.

    As the season draws to a close a new one is beginning to take place. I will be ready for cooler temps here as your temps warm up.

    All the best,

  11. My dearest Carolyn,
    such a lovely post, thank you! Those Busstop-Chairs are cute ... I am sure, it is exciting, watching people there ;O) ...I also watched the Video from your sweet daughter Victoria, it is wonderful!
    Wishing you a lovely rest of the week,sending Love and hugs and blessings to you, my dearest friend,
    Claudia xo

  12. Wow, love the chairs at the bus stop. Beautiful photos.

  13. This is why I enjoy blogs from around the world - it really does bring home the little differences that we all share. As you go into longer warmer days, and we drift off into darker, cooler days - enjoy the coming Spring days Carolyn.

  14. have a wonderfull autumn!
    welcome september!

  15. I always appreciate random photos, Carolyn. They are lovely and interesting at the same time. The pink magnolia trees are very pretty. And to see a Parakeet with bright colors would be a sight for sure.

    Happy September, my dear.

    love, ~Sheri

  16. ps your daughter is so charming when she speaks, and I just love her accent. :)

  17. Love seeing the Magnolia blossoms and the colorful birds! I think I would be quite content waiting for the bus there, too! A very happy September to you, dear Carolyn! Hugs xo Karen

  18. Ah, yes, my favorite time of the year, FALL here in the U.S., and you are entering spring! I hope all is going well for you and your lovely family. I haven't been around blog land much but do think of you. xo Marsha

  19. Lovely pictures...and this is my favourite time of year!
    Have a great day!

  20. Hello Carolyn,

    I love those seats, can you imagine a big burly bloke sitting on the flower seat??
    Happy Spring.

  21. It must been wonderful to see signs of Spring emerging. I enjoyed Victoria's video of Port Douglas. it felt so peaceful apart from the birds! She is very good at videoing, I joined her for her Mini tour of Auckland too! Sarah x

  22. Those chairs at the bus stop are a classy touch, and I like that parakeet.

  23. Some lovely pictures - my favourite is the 'Duplicate wood pigeons sitting on the telephone wires'

    Happy September

    All the best Jan


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