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Spring, Whales And WIP.

Posted on | October 3, 2015 | 18 Comments

We seem to have jumped rapidly from Winter to Summer here with temps in the 30s. But there are quite a few signs to let us know it really is still Spring.

Our ornamental pears are in full blossom and the bees are loving it.

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Even when driving around the countryside there is colour everywhere from the crops.

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We headed up the coast earlier this week to a spot of whale watching. We took a cruise out of Eden and were not disappointed. The weather was perfect and the humpback whales were ready to put on a show.

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A couple of whales decided we were worth investigating and swam around and under us for half an hour.

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Love the photo of this one swimming under the boat with its belly faced upward.

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We soon found another whale that wanted to display its skills breaching. It was magnificent and the noise when it landed on the water surface was loud.

We were out on the water for 3 hours and had whales in sight for nearly all that time.

When it was time to go we even had one wave us off.

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We are very lucky to have these magnificent creatures swimming down the east coast for the next few months.

I have been doing some stitching, although not a lot.

The third snowman for the yearly set is done.

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And  I am working on a felt table runner. One end is close to finished.

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It is a big sporting weekend here with 2 major football grand finals and some holiday weekends.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Cheers, Karen



18 Responses to Spring, Whales And WIP.

  • inga says:

    Hallo, Karen, nice pictures, I see that you have been travelling a lot, be welcome to me next when you are on the north of the earth :) do you know why I can not see old site from you,it always stands: Warning and it does not open, do I need account.
    Best regards from stöðvarfjörður, we have had a very good autumn, Inga.

  • Fiona says:

    lovely projects and how magnificent with the whales.. they are just really awesome creatures…

  • Anita says:

    Whaa….the Eagles lost! lol I’m licking my wounds about the footy. Wow the whale watching is amazing. We have jumped from winter to summer and today, back to winter. The weather will settle eventually. lol
    Cheers, Anita.

  • Mary says:

    I think the whales were as excited to see you as you all were happy to see them. They sure were being cordial and seemed to want to interact! I hope to be so lucky one day.

    It seems strange that you are having spring weather and flowers while we are going into serious fall mode–red and gold leaves, seed pods, and (finally) cool mornings.

    Your table runner is adorable. And the little bird on the redwork snowman’s head is just too cute! Love your beautiful embroidery stitches, so clean and even. Did you use a variegated red on the first piece?

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    Your pear trees are magnificent!! I can imagine them buzzing with the sound of bees. You had a great day of whale watching. They really put on a show for you. Your snowmen make me smile everytime, this spring one is extra cute, and so is your table runner.

  • Pauline says:

    WOW…what a spectacular whale watching experience!! Your pear trees are beautiful!! Love your snowpeople…it feels like is going to snow here…it is cold and rainy…but we are suppose to get some warmer sunny days next week!! Looks like Charlston SC is being hit with torrential rains…hope your family is on high ground!! Have a wonderful week!!

  • Joan says:

    I just can’t get enough whale watching. They are something to see. Beautiful photos and some stunning projects your working on!

  • Marina says:

    How exciting to be so close to such huge majestic creatures!
    Love your snowman stitching and felty snowman project too.
    Happy stitching

  • Raewyn says:

    Wow, I was going to say your pear trees were magnificant and then I saw the whale photos -what a great experience!! Love your little stitchery too… and the ones from the previous post, a delightful series :-)

  • Your ornamental pears are stunning! And whale watching – how neat!!! Isn’t it wonderful to have fun things like that to see. I like your stitcheries, too.

  • Suz says:

    And I have finally worked out I can receive new posts by email! Duh!

  • Suz says:

    What a sight those whales must have been Karen! And your stitchery welcoming Spring is very cute! Yes, it seems Summer is going to be with us for a few months now!

  • Astrid says:

    Spectacular whale watching. How exciting to be close to these amazing animals. Cute snowmen, love the fat one. Still ‘winter’ here, but we all know it will break up any day now. Happy Sunday!

  • Bev says:

    Hello Karen,

    The Pears in bloom look wonderful. Whale watching must be so much fun, they are majestic creatures to watch coming up out of the water. Have fun with your stitching. You certainly love Snowmen.

    Happy days.

  • sunny says:

    Spring for you, and a very chilly wet beginning of Autumn for us. It has rained for days, but we’re not getting the historic flooding of those to our south. Love the whale pictures!! We went whale watching in Alaska and were treated to quite a show.

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen,wow i am loving your whale pics,how exciting to see all this and your snowmen are rather cute my friend xx

  • How wonderful. ..what a great day. They are so majestic. Beautiful Spring blossoms x

  • Cheryl says:

    How gorgeous to see those whales so close up. Your trees look amazing – what a show. Loving your snowies Karen


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