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Sunday, September 26, 2010

September in the Rain

Hello sweet friends! Welcome to NatashainOz.com. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I have just returned from a relaxing but very rainy week away at the beach. Our Spring break began with rain and it looks like it is going to end with even more rain. Apparently we have recently had the heaviest September rainfall in at least 10 years with a prediction that there is plenty more to come!

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September in the Rain 





We didn't let the rainy weather spoil our beach vacation, though, and we managed to spend much of our time on the beach making sandcastles, collecting shells and relaxing.

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September in the Rain 



Maddy and Big Al even made a mosaic of all their found objects for Mary's Mosaic Monday! Aren't we dedicated bloggers!

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September in the Rain 

The rain also meant that we had a lots of time to visit cafes and restaurants, do some shopping and catch up on reading.

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September in the Rain 

So, it would seem that Spring hasn't quite arrived yet here in Brisbane and we will be spending

September in the Rain!


Well, I have to say that I am kind of glad the weather is wet and miserable because it means that I have a good excuse to stay inside and catch up on my blogging! I have really missed visiting my bloggy friends and I can't wait to go and visit the wonderful people who shared a song last week. I will also of course be visiting my friends who are sharing a song for this week's Tuesday Tune.

Best wishes to you, my dear friends, for a beautiful week,
Natasha In Oz 

47 comments:

  1. I love Frank Sinatra! Great selection. Hope your weather turns better soon. You gray beach pictures are actually very stunning.

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  2. Hi darling .....the weather here in Holland is perfect......beautiful after summer days........spring is arrived but the sun is not leaving us yet !!........happy sunday....lots of love Ria..........

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  3. I will send some sunshine to you.......

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  4. What a beautiful vacation!
    I love your mosaic pics.

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  5. love the pics of the beach..even when cloudy. love the shells & the kids mosaic! Happy spring from a friend on the east coast of USA! Cheers! Jennifer aka Gigi

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  6. Dear Natasha

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful party each week! I've been quietly following your blog for the past several weeks and have decided to come out of the shadows and join you!

    Music has always been an integral part of my life. I hope to join you here on a regular basis!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Natasha!
    We are overlapping a little. We are ending our days at the beach, and yours are just beginning!
    What a great idea for Mosaic Monday, you are truly dedicated!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Have to go check your Christmas blog. I had it on my blog list, and then the whole list disappeared.

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  8. So glad that you didn't let the rain spoil your vacation. Sometimes rain at the beach makes it all that much more relaxing. Not so much worry over sun screen! LOL!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  9. It looks like a wonderful break, even with the rain. Just being together with time off is great! I love that song too..and him! ;D

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  10. What great mosaics were made on the beach. Those are wonderful. Great idea.

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  11. I love your beach pictures and the neat mosaic the kids made in the sand! Maybe they taught us!

    Hope your rain ends soon...but what would spring be without a little rain?

    xoxo
    Jane

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  12. I love beach, I grew up at the beach^^, I mean in front of our old house was the beach.

    Hi, I'm your new follower and also new comer of Sunday Song.

    be blessed!

    Amiko
    http://mynameamiko.blogspot.com

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  13. So that's where the rain went!
    Glad it let up enough for you to enjoy the beach. Even under an umbrella in heavy rain I love beach.
    The mosaic would make a nice permanent wall hanging - no glue at the beach, probably.
    Strange, you are looking to warmer weather, and we are eagerly looking to fall relief with cooler days - amazing what a little tilt of the earth will do.
    Hope you and yours have a great week.

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  14. A late spring trip to the beach how wonderful, looks like you had fun despite the weather. I guess if you have finished your teaching contract you will have a little more time to catch up. I am always amazed how you find the time to blog so much anyway!

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  15. Natasha,
    Sure hope you get a break from the rain soon. A little is nice, a lot is a bit of a nuisance. Does provide for some relaxing blogging time though!

    Debi

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  16. Love your collage at the beach. Beach time is over for us this year! :O)

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  17. Too busy to post a song today :(. But I loved your post. Hope you had a great weekend.

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  18. Your beach photos are lovely. I like the cloud views! Glad you had a good time.

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  19. Lovely mosaics. I've always believed that shelling was better during/after a storm. There's nothing better than building sand castles, or reading and watching the rain. Sounds like the ideal break!

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  20. Oh Natasha, what a wonderful mosaic!!! Please thank Maddie and Big Al for making such a beautiful creation, and thanks for sharing it at MM. Looks like you all had a super time. :)

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  21. What lovely pictures of the beach! Cathy

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  22. I hope the rainy spring means there will be fewer forest fires this year. Maybe the rain is a good omen. :)

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  23. Still looks like a wonderful time was had by all. Great mosaics.

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  24. Beautiful photos, dear one..
    I would love the beach if it were snowing. We seldom get to see one and live hundreds of miles from the nearest beach.:(
    So glad you had fun.
    xo bj

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  25. Looks like a great time had by all even with some rain :)

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  26. Even though you had a rainy vacation, it looks as if you still had fun and a good time! Your kids creating their own mosaic with shells and sticks was so clever and fun. Visiting from Mary's party.
    ~ Sue

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  27. The Starbucks photo tickled my fancy and I love the mosaics and your mosaic of the mosaic process. What a close-knit group. It makes my heart glad.

    Our June was one of the rainiest on record (it might have been the rainiest, I can't recall).

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  28. Such fabulous mosaics ... I loved them all! Looked like a great day ... despite the rain!

    We've been having some unseasonal rain up here in the north of the state as well ... very, very strange for this part of Qld at this time of year! Hope your Spring clears up a little for you.

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  29. Bonjour Natasha, I'm finally back online, so catching up with all my "virtual friends" ;-)

    It's a shame about the rain on your week off, but it does make for some very lovely photographs, the mosaic shots are really great.

    Since it's the beginning of Autumn here, it really is cold, wet and windy and more to come over the next few months...at least you can look forward to spring now ;-)

    Have a lovely week, Love from London xo

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  30. I'm sure you got your exercise dodging raindrops during the rainy periods. And the beach mosaic your children prepared is delightful.

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  31. I'm glad you could still go to the beach. You found some wonderful shells! This is the perfect song for your post.

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  32. Hi Natasha....thanks for visiting my blog, I am happy to join in on you Sunday Song this week. You selected one of my favourites...great minds think alike.

    Best wishes for a wonderful week!

    Jeanne xx

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  33. Hi Natasha, how much i loooove those little treasure from the beach and those beautiful pictures!!!
    Have a happy happy week!!!

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  34. sorry about your rainy spring break, but
    it sounds like you still had lots of fun

    your kids' mosaic is beautiful.

    thanks for frank. can NEVER have
    enough of him!

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  35. Well I guess the gardens need the rain... not much fun when you are on a beach holiday but looks as if you over came all that - lovely family times....x

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  36. It's always wonderful on the beach, no matter what the weather, isn't it!! Love your mosaic!

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  37. The beach is so relaxing! I love to listen to the crashing waves and feel the sand between my toes. Great fun.

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  38. Great pic's! A vacation at the beach is always relaxing and fun.

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  39. so pleased you had a fun vacation nice snaps

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  40. Looks like a wonderful holiday despite the rain...thanks for sharing.
    Mama Bear

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  41. Looks like you had a wonderful time even with those angry clouds up..haha

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  42. I love all your beach photo's makes me want to escape the mountains. Won't be too much longer we could go to the shore. Have a great day. It's taking me a while to get to all The Outdoor Wednesday places. Lovely way to armchair travel.

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  43. Love your photos, they are fabulous - even in 'looming' rain. Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Pam x

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  44. Sunday song is a sweet idea-- I will definately post again (tomorrow);) Happy weekend, Natascha -- so cool to see someone from 'down under' -- I always wanted to visit -- but it's so far!

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  45. awesome post...New York..We love it too...like you said...the people, the shopping, the ambiance...Never saw that movie but the song is great....and the photos of your family...the best. ☺

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