Well! that’s been an exciting morning. Just before I left for my walk, around 9.15, there was a roar and the whole house started to shake; ceiling fans, pictures, ornaments on the dresser. I yelled to The Golfer to get under a doorway – the only thing I could remember about earthquakes – and after several seconds the noise and shaking stopped. We headed outside, as had some of our neighbours and compared notes (from a safe distance).
It was indeed an earthquake, and Magnitude 6! Very rare for us. The epicentre was the town of Mansfield some 170 odd kms from us. Friends in the north and south of Victoria also felt the tremor. Very scary stuff!
We’re all safe and, thankfully, the only damage I can see was a new jar of peanut butter falling from the shelf in the pantry onto the pile of bowls below
I’d heard the crash from under the doorway. One bowl less.
So glad I don’t live in an earthquake prone area. Judging from new reports so far there’s been a little building damage but no-one hurt, thank goodness.
Before the drama of the day, I was going to start this post by saying that Winter is keeping a stranglehold on our weather. Despite this Nature keeps moving forward. This is how the deck was looking a few weeks ago….
The hydrangea that was just coming into bud above now looks like this
and the ones on the south side of the house…….
Hopefully I’ll get more blooms this year. The cyclamen put on a beautiful display
The azaleas across the front verandah started out slowly, as they always do
and now it’s a full display
including some red ones in amongst the white
Also out the front, the hyacinths popped their heads up
and are now showing off their purple hues along with the daisies
and speaking of daisies, the cutting I took from Mum’s has burgeoned
and sits quite happily beside this spoon petaled one
On the brick wall the creeper looks stunning
the cabbages are growing
I’ve so enjoyed picking orchids for inside admiring their peculiar but pretty faces
We have enjoyed the odd sunny day and there’s even been a little warmth before the dark clouds descend yet again. I missed most of it, but here’s a little blossom to brighten your day, should you need it.