Monday, December 13, 2010

Trip to the Coast!

In all the hustle and bustle leading to Christmas, we decided to opt out for a couple of days and pay a visit to an old friend who lives at Somerset on the North West coast of Tasmania. It was a great couple of days even though the weather was somewhat inclement, in fact over night there was a howling gale and John kept talking about tidal waves and how we could get away from one. Talk about pessimistic.... I love to watch the sea when it is rough, covered in white topped waves and foaming on the shore. The picture above was taken from in front of our motel unit. Great view... Except for the shrub of course lol...

           Storm coming in from out at sea. Table Cape at Wynyard in the distance.

              Blue skies and calm seas the next day on the way home.
                             Heading back towards Burnie.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Arthur Henry Mitchell

This is a picture of my grandfather taken at my wedding shortly before he passed away.He fought in two world wars and was missing in action for as long as it took for him and a few other men to fight their way across Europe, from Normandy, where they missed the boats that were sent for the evacuation of the soldiers, to Sweden where they hitched a ride with a fisherman who kindly took them home to England.  We have been so fortunate to grow up in the world they made safer for us by their sacrifices. A true gentleman in every sense of the word and still missed and loved after all this time.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Two more beauties!


Had to show these beauties off!! The pink orchid is a Miltonia and the white and purple is a Phaleonopsis. Too beautiful not to share!
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