I think we're set for a pretty cold winter by Melbourne standards. Already I've had to wash ice off the car before setting out for work. The heaters are going even during the day and I've pulled my thermals out. We've had lots of cold grey looking days and quite a bit of fog. It really doesn't do much for my mood but I'm trying to see the good side. Like maybe snow melt from the hills around the water catchment filling the water storages. And the is garden looking green and lush with new plants and weeds sprouting everywhere. Although I think we'll be seeing the brown of frost damage soon.
In this portrait I'm standing in the garden trying to model one of the jumpers I refashioned last week. Basically it's the same jumper I was wearing in the last spc with parts of another jumper added to the bottom and to the sleeves. The pocket and neck are from yet another jumper that I cut up last year to make a hat and scarf. As I tend to wash these old jumpers in the machine, they shrink and felt, but all joined up like this they are stupendously warm. I intended for this one to be for just round home, but I did wear it to the supermarket the other day and it occured to me that one day Grace may find me unbelievably embarassing. Or maybe she'll learn to take scissors and needle to her own clothes.
Other aspects of my environment here are the remanants of the garden folly to the left and assorted pieces of decorative junk to the right. With the next door neighbour's house in the background behind the tree. And of course, the garden all around. Check out other environments here.