Well, the rain has brought a slight green tinge to the land. It’s lovely to see the wet soil and little shoots of clovers and grasses beginning to poke their heads up. It’s also fantastic not to have the dust blowing or the forty five degree days that seemed to plague us this year.
The autumn feel is wonderful! Can’t wait until we light the fires, the cold wind bites at our cheeks and the rain lashes against the windows!
The sheep are beginning to get a bit of green grass – there will have to be a bit more density and height for the cows to be able to get some, since they can’t graze as close to the ground as sheep do. So at this stage they are still being fed hay.
I also just wanted to make a quick mention of the giveaways that happen every two months. The writers giveaway is a Taster pack from the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC). The QWC is an awesome organisation, of which I am a member. The people who work there are friendly and helpful and the services they offer are fantastic. Now that’s not to say that other Writer’s Centre aren’t good, it’s just that I’m a member of this one! This is not just for those from QLD, they offer online workshops as well which can be especially useful if you’re in the country or interstate!
The readers giveaway is a book from the Allen and Unwin website www.allenandunwin.com up to the value of $50AU dollars. Click on the giveaway buttons on the side bar to enter.
We have had the fire lit 2 nights now…nice crisp mornings and warm sunny days..!!
Helen bought a copy of Blue Skys yesterday..so we now have both books…out collection is growing.
Autumn has definitely come here; there’s a lovely chill in the air in the mornings and evenings. We have most of our rain in summer, though, so we had green grass then, and very soon the frosts will brown it all off. We haven’t lit a fire yet, but I’m wearing a wool cardigan 🙂