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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Summer Days Down Under!

Hello my sweet friends! It is so nice to see you-thanks for dropping by and visiting me in my little corner of the world.  I hope that you have been enjoying the week so far. The days are starting to get longer and warmer here in Australia and as a result I am finding it very hard to sit at my desk and blog, especially when I have all of these beautiful things this right outside my front door....



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Can you tell that my morning walks are taking much, much longer than usual? I keep seeing so many beautiful things that I want to photograph!





The skies are blue and there are signs of Christmas everywhere...just look at all of the red and green!







Not only do I have all of these gorgeous plants, flowers and gardens to see when I go on my walks but I also love looking at all of the beautiful homes!

This house sold for $1,400,000 recently!



No wonder it takes me more than one hour to go on a walk that usually only takes 30 minutes!




I am also so happy because my hydrangeas are blooming and they look so pretty. 
I just love November in Australia!




So, if I'm not around as much as usual, I hope you will understand.....

You know where I'll be!



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Best wishes always,
Natasha In Oz 
Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James

70 comments:

  1. Ooh, Natasha! Jacarandas and hydrangeas. You've got me hooked! Fabulous photos, too, you clever cookie. J x

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  2. Wow! That's a nice area for a walk, Natasha. I'd be staring at all the lovely homes too. xx

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  3. Ok, Ok Natasha, we get the message and now I understand exactly how you must feel when we are starting summer here in Europe. I enjoyed the walk in your neighbour hood warmed me up considerably.

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  4. Natasha - those photoes are A-MAZ-ING!!!! Wonderful flower shots and what stunning houses around there. Must be a really enjoyable walk for you. What sort of camera do you use? Something pretty special I would think.

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  5. Stunning shots Natasha and looks like a fabulous place to walk. Funny, I just about took my camera on my walk this morning!

    Pam x

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  6. Stunning photos, Natasha! Spring is certainly upon you! I am loving a all of the reds and greens, too! I also enjoyed seeing all the beautiful homes in your neighborhood! What a treat!

    Have a happy week!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Beautiful! Enjoy the extra long walks for me while I pull out my sweaters and snuggle in for the winter. :-)

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  8. What a treat to see all of your gorgeous flowers (especially your hydrangeas!!) as all of our last leaves fly away and we're left with lots of brown. Thanks for sharing your flowers and lovely neighborhood!

    Deb

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  9. Hi Natasha..... you are a darling breeze of spring in this cold weather here. so lovely and so colourful... and in those chilled days it cherished me so much. your photography is excellent.. A picture of rose is so perfect and Hibuscus ...oh darling one and love your garden its so simple neat and beautiful.. really enjoyed
    Pay a visit to me if you got time http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  10. HI Natasha sure i will link my songs on Sunday remind me if I forget lol
    beautiful hope to visit your part of the World one day enjoy your summer hugs
    Rebecca

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  11. hi,natasha!

    i envy you. you have sunshine and us here are preparing for winter. Enjoy!
    lovely pictures! I love the red flower, we call it gumamela in the Philippines, I forgot the name of it.

    have a nice day!

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  12. It is hard to grasp my head around November being a warm month. I've never experienced that. Maybe I should live in the Northern Hemisphere during our summers and the southern Hemisphere during yours!

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  13. Such beautiful outdoor photos! I'd find it hard to sit still looking at all that too!

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  14. It's one of those things my mind just cannot wrap around...cold winter her and beautiful summer there! I asked a man from California how he could feel the Christmas spirit there with no snow, and he said; "Well Jesus was born where there were palm trees!" Very true. Have a good Thanksgiving :D

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  15. Hello Natasha,
    coming fromcold Germany I enjoyed my visit in your blooming and warm summer in Australia. Unbelievable that you have nice weather. For me it feels as if everybody got this cold. Enjoy the summer.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  16. What a beautiful walk you take...the flowers are just gorgeous. I cut the last of my roses a few minutes ago, so the frost won't get them.

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  17. I am so jealous! Beautiful and warm I can see!!! :O)

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  18. Oh Natasha lovely photos - I envy you all those tropical red flowers you get up there. Nothing like that here at the moment although everything is very green from the rain. xoxo

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  19. Hi Natasha! It's so odd reading about how your summer is gearing up. :o) I LOVE all of your gorgeous photos! So many of those flowers are also native to Florida (where we used to live) and some grow here in Southeast Texas. We are close enough to the ocean to be able to grow tropical plants. The bottle brush was my favorite plant when we lived in Vero Beach. It's so nice to think that all winter, I can 'catch some rays' here at your place. :O)

    My husband brought home two gorgeous books from New Zealand and Australia which we love very much. We were a hair away from getting bought out by another company and could have easily ended up being your neighbors.

    Thanks so much for sharing your neighborhood flora and the houses. We are just getting to the 'longer walks' time ourselves. It's been way too hot up until now and finally..It is cooling down in South Texas. Our leaves are just now falling and I'm wanting to take lots of photos too.

    Thanks for dropping by and for the sweet comments.

    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  20. Oh how funny! I just now saw your last photo of the kids swimming. We won't be doing that again anytime soon. Looks like a lot of fun!

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  21. I l-o-v-e your photos!! Makes me want a new camera from the big guy!! Have you zhushed up your blog? Looking good!!!.. Have a lovely day.

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  22. If I had all that to look at, I'd never be online either. ;)
    See you next winter. Have a great summer! :)

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  23. Oh I love summer! It is getting cold here...thanks for sharing your beautiful photo's to remind me of warmer days!
    It looks like a beautiful route for your walks! Enjoy!!

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  24. Bonjour Natasha, it seems like you're having a great week then. It is so weird to look at Spring when it's so cold, wet and dark here, I guess that's how you must feel when we go on about Spring/Summer here then...funny :-) Love from London xo

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  25. What are the gorgeous red /tree looking blooms in the 4th and 5th pictures? They are fabulous!

    Seems so strange to hear you speak of spring and then say it looks like Christmas!! lol Here it's grey skies and snowflakes! ;)

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  26. A lovely area to walk in. What I like most about your neighborhood is that the homes are not all alike. Quite a variety. You have a lovely, soothing focal point in your back yard.

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  27. Beautiful summerday post !! woww your flowers look great !! we getting snow here over a few days here in Holland........love Ria......

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  28. Gorgeous flowers and houses. happy summer

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  29. If I lived there and could see all these beautiful things, I would probably walk myself to death. Absolutely gorgeous sights. Wish I could join each day for a walk.

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  30. What a beautiful walk you took us on. My walk here looked a bit different from yours. Mine was rainy and dreary. I love your photography!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  31. I'd have summer all over again in a heartbeat! Thanks for sharing your walk!

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  32. Beautiful...just hard for me to believe it's summer in November and I grew up in Florida!
    Hogs & Kisses...piggy

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  33. You live in a beautiful neighborhood! I think I'm going to count on you to keep me sane as we are gradually edging into winter and short, gray days. I'll just look at your gorgeous pictures and feel better!

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  34. What magnificent things to photograph. Just beautiful

    I am enjoying the mags you sent and I LOVE the candle...ummm.
    Thanks so much..
    love, bj

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  35. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers. I am missing the warmer temps already.
    Happy Thanksgiving - I guess I should ask, do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia? :D Even if you don't - Have a great weekend! :D

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  36. Fabulous photos! I wanna be where you are!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  37. Just beautiful photographs! Mimi x

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  38. Beautiful but almost unbelievable when you live in freezing climates with crunchy snow...

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  39. Jeepers next time take me on your walk.
    Joyce M

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  40. really beautiful photos of flowers. That place is quite nice!! I love the garden photo! My Outdoor Wed entry is here.

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  41. Gorgeous images, Natasha. Enjoy those lazy days of summer in that blue pool. Looks inviting! ~ Sarah

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  42. Beautiful.
    We have sunshine here, but snow on ground and 11 degrees out!

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  43. hi natasha!

    beautiful neighbourhood u have there
    lovely....!!

    love to see the flowers blooming :)

    XoXo, yhosie

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  44. I am envious in a way of your summer occurring now as we are gearing up to winter. Thank you for stopping by. I can't wait to see the new Harry Potter movie! My kids also are looking forward to it.

    Take care,
    Judy

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  45. Very beautiful garden! I love your flowers.Especialy ibiscus. I have one outside my front door too!

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  46. Wonderful photos! I am so jealous! I love when the weather starts to get warmer after winter! We have 5 more months til that! I would love to skip winter all together!

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  47. Thanks for the brief escape to a warmer climate - it's cold and rainy here. The lush green grass and colorful flowers are lovely, too. Your neighborhood looks similar to one close to where I live. How funny - we live on opposite ends of the world, yet there are so many similarities. :)

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  48. That was so cool. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  49. Hi, Natasha, your surrounding neighborhood is beautiful and quaint.

    I see familiar blooms that we grow in Southern California: the coral tree, jacaranda, bottlebrush and a lot more.

    Thanks for tugging us along to your morning walks.

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  50. Thanks for that- seeing all those colors makes me smile. Where I live I sometimes miss the sunny days so looking at your pics makes me happy!

    Danielle

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  51. Hi Natasha! Thank you soooo much for the wonderful peek into your beautiful world over there in Aussie land! I've never been there - always wanted to visit there - and your photos help me see just a little bit more of it. I envy that summer is upon you now as we enter the cold, dark days of winter here in Michigan. So thank you for those pretty photos that warmed my heart!

    xoxo laurie

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  52. Gorgeous! So nice to see a touch of summer as winter is fast approaching here, the homes in your area are just lovely!

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  53. Everything is looking so beautiful! The colors and the lushness of the green is so pretty! Beautiful pictures!

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  54. Oh, I had forgotten that you are in the midst of a beautiful summer. How neat to see your neighborhood through your eyes. It is all lovely.

    Kathy

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  55. So beautiful! And it all looks so warm!! Love the homes in your neighborhood, thanks for taking us on the walk.

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  56. How beautiful! Thank you for the tour! Have a blessed night!

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  57. Hello again !!! hahahahha!!........Happy seasonal sundays darling...nice to see you here !!!... lovely day......love Ria....

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  58. Hi Natasha...

    My friend, how refreshing it is...to see all the beautiful flowers in bloom! Of course, you know that we are about to embark upon winter and everything has been put to sleep till Spring. You are absolutely right...your walk was filled with the beautiful reds and greens of Christmas...fabulous!!! Thank you for taking us along with you on your walk!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  59. As the fire crackles, the leaves fall and I'm contemplating digging out Christmas decorations, I loved reading your post. I love those red flowers.. thanks so much for sharing.

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  60. Oh, what torture, when I have to leave the sun and ocean here in Cabo and go back to snow and cold in Utah tomorrow. Everything is so gorgeous, love all of the flowers and garden but I also love the beautiful homes. Thanks for the inspiring tour.

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  61. Oh, Natasha, thank you for posting the lovely pics of the blooming flowers near your home! This Oregon girl really needed a dose of color, quite a change from our normally grey skies. Our sun has dipped way south to visit you, too. Love the fuschia color of your blog, too. blessings on your week, dear girl.

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  62. Oh Natasha, such glorious red and green! Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays! .

    - The Tablescaper

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  63. Hi Natashe,
    You certainly have a lot of beautiful things to look at on your walk around the neighbourhood.
    With all the red & green on view, it's all looking very festive.
    Maggie.

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  64. Hi Natasha,

    Thank you so much for linking up. Your photos are so beautiful and make me feel all summery!! I guess you probably are feeling pretty summery still over there...but we have rain drizzling down our windows today. Ughhhh....so this is just what the doctor ordered!

    Sarahx

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  65. Loving this! The blooms are so exquisite and vibrant. Did I see a bottlebrush tree? We used to have one at our home where I was a child in California.
    Kathy

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  66. I just found your blog and now I want to move into your neighborhood. Australia here I come!

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  67. He descubierto tu Blog y me ha encantado.
    Tu barrio es precioso .
    Tengo muchos deseos de conocer Australia ´.
    Si te apetece te invito a conocer mi Blog.
    Besossss. Manoli.

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  68. Awe-SOME Natasha - blogging alfresco would be heavenly there! Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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