Archiving some photos for the Memory Bank 🙂
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Burkes Backyard March 2009, Children, dogs, Emus, flowers, its all good, Jazz is obsessed with tennis balls, life is still good, photography, photos, Sheba was a lot darker back then, those were the days my friend, we still have the hose
June 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Thanks for sharing the family photos…brought lots of smiles at this end of the wire. 🙂
June 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Happy to make you smile Charles 🙂
June 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm
Those are serious sunflowers, Gabrielle. Our SW has a tiny sunflower that she’s looking forward to planting out in the garden. If only we had some sun, though.
June 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm
haha – you know what it was partly about Martin – he planted the sunflower seeds in our vege patch which I had removed most of the veges, so there were the perfect conditions for the sunflower seeds (fertiliser, compost etc.,) – plus a lot of water from the boy and love and attention 😉 I remember trying to grow them when I was a kid and the result was ziltch!
June 14, 2012 at 7:30 am
Crikey, Gabrielle, letter of the month! Fantastic – well done Michael, and thanks for the injection of brilliant sunshine and flowers which I really needed….still raining here…
June 14, 2012 at 11:21 am
Thanks Kate – hope it fines up for you soon. We had a good soaking all last week but beautiful blue skies this week here in Autumn.
June 14, 2012 at 11:18 am
Those sunflowers are mega. I love them. How beautiful. I also love that you have an emu just wallking around. You live in such a great spot. Michael is a gardener extraordinaire!
June 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm
The emus are amazing and only come into town occasionally (which is just as well!). It is a beautiful place though a bit too far from civilisation at times – can’t complain 🙂
June 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm
I think Queensland is a great place to grow sunflowers – I threw some birdseed in the garden and a month later (ok, maybe a little longer) I had sunflowers that reached the eaves!
Lovely family photos, thanks for sharing
June 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm
That’s great Kirstie – the seed I give my chickens also sprouts into all sorts of things, though they tend to eat the sprouts before they get a chance to turn into something recognisable.
June 14, 2012 at 6:14 pm
Thanks for sharing these Gabe. Such great shots. Loving how your gravatar is changing so often lately too!
June 15, 2012 at 7:06 am
hahaha – gravatars are a lot of fun Graham 😉
June 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm
they (all of them) look awesome Gabe
June 15, 2012 at 7:07 am
Thanks Dhyan – all taken in 2009 (my photo collection is a complete mess and needs some organising time before I accidently delete them all – used to print heaps but not anymore)
June 15, 2012 at 4:41 am
Are they normal size or incredibly big? Anyway they are beautiful, bravo Michael.
And I love the look of your dog in the last picture, does not understant why you choose Snowy over him!
June 15, 2012 at 7:10 am
They are incredibly big Ben 😉 -normally they are about 5/6 foot but these are twice that size (may have been a big variety but the fertilised soil helped a lot – he planted them in the vege patch when normally they would go in a flower bed). Sheba will have her turn – haha – Snowy is getting a look in because ‘I want to live a cartoon life’ 🙂 and I just love Snowy too (have some soft toys of him – haha – not to mention some figurines).
June 15, 2012 at 10:46 am
Mutant sunflowers! (Have you checked if they glow in the dark? :-)) Well done, Michael! Soon, the farmers will be lining up asking for your secrets. These are wonderful photos, Gabe – and that last one of Sheba, too funny
June 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm
Oops, you mean he shouldn’t have used the radioactive fertilizer we got from nukesRus 😉 – they do look a bit mutant – haha. Sheba looks hilarious when she has short hair – such serious and non-impressed looking eyes.
June 16, 2012 at 10:45 am
Wow! You’re not kidding! They are super-tall. And your dog appears to be a very serious dog. What an expression!
June 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Sheba always looks serious (except when she is smiling – which she can do on command if she has the energy and is in a good mood – if I can ever catch it on video I will put it on the blog – her smile looks like a crazy dog is about to attack – grrrh).
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