Winter mornings

Chilly mornings on Mulberry Tree Farm bring a special magic to the garden. Jonquils and daffodils bloom, and the trees make majestic silhouettes in the mist.

And the past two morning have brought a new feature – an ice skating rink, for the birds! The birdbath has been frozen solid, much to the dismay of the wrens and lorikeets!

But the birds are enjoying the biscuit and bread crumbs we put out for them. Scone crumbs are a favourite, so I’m pleased my winter baking is proving to be a hit with the locals!

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Winter wake up

It was a lovely sunny morning and armed with my cup of tea I headed outside dressed in my big wooly cardigan and ugg boots.

I’d soon removed the wooly jumper because according to my trusty thermometer, it was a very warm eighteen degrees, three degrees above the average August temperature.

And it seems the plants are eager for springtime. They are dressed in their finest blooms and blossoms.

The jonquils are just beautiful as is the ornamental pear tree.

It looks warm for the rest of the week and while I love the spring, I hope the winter rain hasn’t gone anywhere too far!

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