Sunday, September 19, 2010

The story of Winter in W.A.

A nice one of Caitlyn
There has not been a blog for the last 2 months because even my computer had to go to hospital. I don't know what Blogger is up to but it won't let me post more than 5 pictures or even more attached to this blog so you will have to look at the next 6 or 7 blogs to get your dose of Branch information.
It has been such a verrrry Cold winter. We have gone below freezing and even set several records for the number of cold days and cold nights. Unfortunately that also meant very little rain and we will be having to turn off the taps in summer and start believing that brown is beautiful as far as the grass is concerned. Many people have been sick, not only the flu but there is an increase in asthma ( Caitlyn and Mick are two in our family) but there also seem to be so many other illnesses which I'm sure is because we have had no resistance in this cold weather. Our little ones have fallen down one after the other ,with time off school and often Oma babysitting and the big ones have fared only a little better. Scott has been very sick with an infected bowel and the first stages of peritonitus. Luckely they seem to have caught it in time with antibiotics and fasting and so surgery was avoided. he hopes to come home tomorrow after 8 days in hospital.
I have not even been doing my regular walk which certainly has not helped my fitness but have had a few health checks which seem to indicate all is OK so will start again next week.The sun is beginning to shine and the days are a little warmer.
Our Football team reached the finals but were beaten in round 2 . It was a valliant effort.

Pixie the beautiful Pony

Kristy & Girls home on sick leave.

Fathers Day & Perth Symphony Orchestra

seats waiting for bums

The Country


The flowers

For some reason Bloger is not allowing any more uploads so will start another Blog. Gumnuts & Kangaroo Paws in the bush.Some of the bulb flowers and Native hibiscus in the garden.