Sunday, December 15, 2013

Nature in my back garden

As we head into the summer months Sydney is known for its thunderstorms which mainly brew up out west and drift across the mountains then head out to sea and as we are quite close to the water we are often in the line of fire so to speak.   I took the photo below from my patio mid afternoon a couple of weeks ago as we watched the storm clouds gathering overhead

I took the next  photo of a huge spider web which was  across a walkway in the garden.    As you can see it is rather large but we never did find the "builder".   Just as well I am thinking by the size of the web.    I often walk into webs around the yard and spend several minutes trying to detangle myself from their stickyness.  

Ever heard the expression flat out like a lizard drinking well here is one that I found just after sunset "drinking up" the last of the warmth from the bricks.

And of course summer in Sydney is not summer without the constant noise from cicadas which seem to go day and night depending on the heat.   Living in a bushy area sometimes the noise can be deafening and you have to be very careful not to stop too long under a tree as you will be "rained" upon by them.   Most unpleasant.   They are quite a strange looking insect with their big bulging eyes as can be seen below.

I hope that you enjoyed  looking around my back garden as much as I enjoyed showing you.  

I will be back later on this week with an announcement and some things to show you that I have recently made.

In the meantime happy sewing.


barb's creations said...

Loved looking around your garden, we also have cicadas and I know just how noisy they can be especially just outside the bedroom window :) Barb.

Ondrea said...

Oh dear! I hope you are keeping safe from the storm. Love that huge spider web. I had a dream about one last night. How strange! Lovely pics to see. THanks for sharing them.

secondhandrose said...

Thanks for sharing your Sydney scenes. Enjoyed the taste of nature.

Liz said...

thanks for sharing Karen. Sydney does seem to be getting lots of storms.Enjoyed your backyard tour and look forward to your news.:)