|Beautiful, Bold and Loud.|
|Leaning Against My Happy Orchid|
|Another One Hidden Amongst Plants and Junk.|
Eco-Frugal as I try to be, I am harvesting some of the rain water to water plants that are not in the direct path of raindrops. I also keep small buckets of rain water for Green Tree Frogs to lay eggs and encourage their reproduction success. We love to look at the tadpoles and give them lettuce to eat.
|Harvesting Water. 2 Buckets in Background Full of Tadpoles.|
As for the cyclone, it headed west and then changed direction and is now heading east. We may be lucky here in Darwin as it looks like it might skip it's visit to us after all. My louvers might end up intact and now on my urgent TO DO LIST. (Louvers are small glass windows that protect our tropical homes from the elements. If I remove them we are not longer protected. It's like you removing your windows from your home.)
|Ceiling to Floor Louvers In Need of Replacing. These are Very Old and Dangerous.|
Dolly came to my work building today and saw an area loaded and decorated with children's christmas letters to Santa and old toys. On our way out, she very sadly told me she did not see the tutu she wanted. I then realised she thought this was Santa's storage area and that she was upset she had not seen her name on the list of nice children. My sweet little girl has her heart set on that ugly badly and cheaply made tutu and now thought Santa was not happy with her!!!! I told her Santa has many storage areas and keeps most of his nice kids lists in his pocket and that I was 100% sure she was on it.
We were given an early mark at work so I tried 1 more time to find that out of stock elusive ugly tutu. It was not to be found. So I opted for a sweet and simple $14 tutu and will spend some time tonight sewing ribbons and flowers to liven it up. And maybe it will pass the test... I have held daily discussions that Santa does not always bring that wished for gift as he may have another gift that he really wants to give instead.
This Santa business (lying) is very complicated as my daughter picks me up on any conflicting information I give. 2 more days and it's over. Christmas is just not something I enjoy or want to encourage. But my daughters happiness and believing in the magic is beautiful and for this I will continue to make the effort. Childhood is so short.
How are you doing?