Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lemons, Camellias, Kangaroos and Koala in a Day

09.Aug.14 12 lemons
This last Saturday, I decided to have a lemon harvest. Picking the fully yellow ones, I managed to gather 12! There are many more left on the tree I am leaving to ripen. Exciting. In fact, I have been adding lemon zest and juice into almost everything I cook.

09.Aug.14 Thought to cut some flowers from the bushes
And because the camellias are blooming, I helped myself to some. It's rare of me to decorate with flowers, so the jug is a temporary vase. I have to admit that having these colours livens the space.

Resident Kangaroos
That very same Saturday afternoon, Hubs and I decided to go on a short 'discovery walk' on the land across us. The lots of land are notably larger, and we spotted 6 kangaroos that roam here. What kangaroos are to Australia are what deer are to North America, I guess?

On our way home, I spotted a circular blob on a gum tree.

Catching sight of a koala makes me happy. This would be my second time seeing this guy on our street, the first for The Hubs. He must travel quite a bit, because the last time I saw this koala was many, many houses away! Unless we're looking at a different one? Maybe one day I'll learn to recognise each koala from their bottoms.

So round
Oh, just hanging around and relaxing. How adorable is this fluffy round blob?

5 comments:

  1. Oh wow, how exciting to see that little furry bottom!
    You should make fresh lemonade!
    Xxx

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  2. How nice to have these animals just nearby :)

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  3. what a nice place to live! Not boring at all.
    Waw for the lemons, what a luxury.

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  4. I'm going to admit it - kangaroos just plain freak me out. I do love koalas though. Also seen as you have so many lemons have you thought of making lemon honey? It's pretty great. Here's a link in case you have no idea what I'm talking about :) http://www.foodinaminute.co.nz/Recipes/Lemon-Honey

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  5. Did you know that if you apparently freeze a whole lemon and zest it into food it's supposed to be very good for you? I heard that a while back. And those flowers are gorgeous! It must be so interesting to have kangaroos and koalas roaming around like that!

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