And, I have been watching with fascination, as a pair of large black birds, perhaps crows, appear to be building a nest, in the top most branches of the centre tree.
They come flying from the East usually, bearing quite large sticks in their beaks, & appear to land on the tips of the top most branches, then disappear into the foliage. I must get the binoculars out, & see if I can get them to focus on the birds at closer range, to see if I can tell what type of birds they are.
I dont know what type of pine tree it is, that centre one. But to me, it is quite unlovely. I really dislike the growth pattern, with the oddly balanced branches. It is very old, one of the original planted in this area. There used to be orange groves in those grounds, & all around here.
And, at the bottom of our street, there is a grave stone, surrounded by a fence. It is supposedly the grave of a man named Hely. It is close to the banks of the stream. Council men told us there was no sign of any bones or body when the site was restored, so noone knows where the actual grave was, but it was marked, for many years, as being there, so they have kept it in good condition.
There is a house beside the grave, & the owners say they feel quite comfortable supposedly having old Hely in the vicinity of their lovely new house. Even if he is not actually in 'residence'!
I have always had a fascination for Cemetaries with old graves & stories of families to be found on the headstones. I have always found them to be places of such serenity, with a feeling of utter peace.
On to other matters.
I was awarded this Nice Matters Award, by Bren, of Pieces from Me.
As I understand it, I am to pass it along to a further 7 worthy recipients.
This is something I usually avoid, if I can. I hate to play favourites, haha.
However I will endeavour to choose 7 blogs I feel are very 'Nice' indeed.
Connie, of Simply Quilted. Who could not love Connie. She has a lovely blog, & also shows us glimpses of her life.
Joni, of My Farm Life. Joni is children friendly, & always has items of such interest to present.
Jeanette, at Jens Chronicles. If you are feeling down, & need a laugh, Jen's your girl!
Kim of Ragged Roses. Her creations take your breath away, and are indeed very Nice!
Sheila, of Birdwoman blogspot. Sheila has a heart of gold.
Mari-Nanci, at Smilnsigh. Beautiful pictures & a "Nice" place to visit.
Jelly, at Jellyhead Rambles. Jelly is such a lovely person, & her stories are wonderful.
And, Crafty, at Craftymum, has awarded me the Rockin Girl award! Not bad for an oldie!
So here goes for some passing it forward
Wanda, at Exuberant Colour! Those colours sure rock!
Joyce, at J's Quilting Blog. Joyce is about my vintage, & we can still rock!- even if it is only in our minds, haha.
Aunty, of Evil Manor. She sure rocks, & her humour is just great. I see she has already been awarded, so she is a mulitple rocker!
Bren, of Pieces from Me. She has to rock, because she has taken on young children after having raised her own, & it must take a lot of energy!
Isabelle, of In This Life. Isabelle has to be a rocker, to keep up with those kittens!
I dont want to make anyone feel obligated or stressed over it. After all it is just a bit of fun!
Well, I am off to see what GOM is getting up to, today. He is all dressed up, so something must be afoot.
Elton John, Crocodile Rock.