Evening Glory…

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This is the small courtyard at the front of the house where Mitch has his evening dinner. It is a private, tropical looking space and I like to sit on a bench and watch the evening settle in as Mitch chews on his bones.

Most of this week it has been showery, overcast days, with the sun just making intermittent appearances. The rain has created a lush, green environment and today the sun came back out.

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Looking over the back fence I noticed the settingย sun creating a misty, aerial perspective. I had to rush in and grab the camera.

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It caught The tips of the azalea on the corner of the neighbour’s garden.

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And turned the bottle brush into tiny torches.

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The grand, old tree across the road slowly sinks into the shadows.

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This will be an apartment dwelling to thousands of insects and other creatures and I picture them all settling down for the night, or maybe just waking up to spend the night foraging.

We have been here 2 weeks now and only another 3 days before we go back home. How quickly the time has passed.

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24 thoughts on “Evening Glory…

  1. Loved that Tree, then you knew I would ๐Ÿ™‚ But the most wonderful photo is the second one down, as you capture the mists over the hill side… Its almost Ethereal.. Fabulous.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pauline I have enjoyed my catch up with you, I hope not to leave it as long, Your photographic skills I have so enjoyed along with all your beautiful narration and the smiles you gave me along the way with your humour.. Especially when you spotted Jack looking at that hammock in a previous post ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a wonderful day, Right Now I am off to see what Jack has been up to ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love and Hugs.. Sue โค _/\_


  2. poppytump

    This looks like a super house sit Pauline .
    Mitch’s bone crunching courtyard is a perfect little nook , and I do love that misty faraway view you captured over the fence . Where next I wonder …


    • This was only a short stay and we go home Thursday, then in 3 weeks it is off to NZ and My sons wedding, followed by a 6 week house sit near Sydney. Then it will be next year… Happy Christmas to you!!!!


  3. Oh those misty mountains in the distance and the play of sunlight in and around your courtyard…..bewitchingyl beautiful. I’m sure you know how blessed you are dear lady, to stay in such charming places and more, to have your senses attuned to all their glory.


  4. Is that a rainforest you are in? These are some lovely photos.


  5. Lovely views PP, I can’t believe you have almost come to the end of your house sitting, it only seems like yesterday that you began!


  6. What a wonderful series of photos. The light on the azaleas and the fading mountain is a masterpiece, and so is the grand old tree. Lovely light. You certainly live in beautiful places, and pay lovely tribute to them.


  7. Love your misty images, Pauline. What a magnificent old tree, and yes, I’m sure it is an apartment block for many thousands of inhabitants.:)


  8. Fantastic views!


  9. What a view! A wonderful way to start my morning, even though I’m not there to see it in person.



  10. It almost looks like a natural paradise there. The views are magnificent.


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