It is officially autumn (fall), we should be having nice warm days and cool nights, but the weather man has been sending us hot days and warm nights like we should have been having in January and February. Still, we can’t really complain, it has been known to be quite wintry at this time of the year.
The one thing that is normal is the sunrises we have seen lately. Here are a couple of them
In the garden, the raspberries are still fruiting, and the nectarines and plums are about ready. Usually the tomatoes are nearly finished by now, but this picture shows the first red tomatoes this year, only a few days ago !
Now that Woodbridge Market is only on the 4th Sunday of the month, I have gone back to Kingston Beach Market on the 2nd Sundays again. This will keep me busy with 2 different markets per month instead of the same market twice a month.
One of the popular scarves I have at the markets is the silk organza with cotton balls woven through the silk, known affectionately as “spotties”. They are also very popular at Lime Design of Salamanca gallery and sell there for $59.00.
Monday was a public holiday to celebrate Labour Day or 8-hour day. Being a day off for the builders, we decided to go for a drive and have lunch somewhere “up the road”. There are 2 new cafes at Margate, 20 minutes north of here – we would try one of them. Arrived at the first one – no sign out the front and the door was closed as was the carpark. 200m down the road to the next one – no flags flying outside – also closed.
Okay, over to Sandfly and the Huon Highway, there’ll be something open down that way. The sign at the junction of the highway and Dip Road said open 7 days – that’s a good sign. 2km down the road, the flags were flying, and the carpark was 3/4 full, children playing on the lawns – good, we’ll try here. A Slice of Pie café is fairly new, but we had heard good reviews. Blackboard menu of a choice of homemade pies, quiche or soup, with a delicious side salad, and not expensive either, and very family friendly.
Although deep in the valley below the highway at Mountain River, the view was interesting – right next door was an apple orchard looking like it is ready for harvest, the back drop being the mountains behind Mt Wellington, in particular the one known as the Sleeping Beauty. This is the “head”, the length of her body can be seen from further south at Huonville. It is very picturesque in winter when covered in snow.
I think I have rambled on for long enough, time now for my supper. My next post will be an update on the building progress.
Keep smiling 🙂