Monday, 10 August 2009


it's been a crazy week as bradley and reece followed suit after beau with food poisoning. thankfully, they are all pretty much over it now. thank you all so much for your well wishes. beau was talking to a friend who said that she had eaten KFC from the same outlet on the same night and also ended up sick....though not as severe as in beau's case. i think it will be a long time before this family eats KFC again. thank goodness i'm vegetarian. aaron escaped the bacteria too but that could simply mean he was given food from a different batch or the employee who passed the bacteria onto the food did not actually handle aaron's zinger burger.



the weekend brought much nicer prospects. the winter weather lately has been more like our spring and, on saturday, i decided we'd have a our backyard. the warm winter sun, the sounds of nature from the bushland corridor behind our back fence, yummy avocado and cheese crackers, books to read, a snooze on the comfort of our picnic quilt was a perfect combination for a beautiful and relaxing afternoon.

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then on sunday, beau, aaron and i went for a walk through the karawatha bush reserve

some of the treasures we found on our walk

i have decided to work through the artist's way by julia cameron again. i will post more on this tomorrow as i will be working through it with a group and YOU will be welcome to join us. stay tuned ~

love, light and peace


  1. Great idea to have a picnic ... wish our backyard was as green looking LOL ... very dry here unfortunately. The weather is getting warmer up here too :)

  2. Hi Serena! Glad everyone is coming out of the dreaded KFC trauma. That's horrible!

    It looks like a lovely, refreshing hike you all went on. Your weekends always look so calm and peaceful. Love the pics you share!
    Have a great week,

  3. So you´ve noticed it too! Some mornings smell of spring here, sun is warmer. :)

    Lovely walk, thanks for sharing the pictures. Glad to read your family is better.

  4. What a sweet picnic--relaxing and reading--ahhh! :)

    I'm envious of the beautiful walkways you have to stroll and find little treasures. What a delight! Thanks for taking us with you. :)

  5. Glad to hear everyone is feeling better. The picnic looks like fun. I should do that more often. And what a beautiful place for a walk. If I had that close by I'd probably be in better shape!!

  6. Serena,
    Your photos are exquisite- that white feather one is my fave. And the one of Cody.

    So sorry to hear about the food poisoning- thats awful. I hope everyone is better really soon.

    I think I might join your Artists Way group. I have had the book since I was in high school and never got past halfway through.

    Love and hugs!

  7. Hi Serena,

    So happy to hear that everyone is on the mend from the KFC episode. :(
    What a lovely way to spend some quality time with the family in your own backyard. :)
    The Karawatha Bush reserve looks like a lovely place to take a walk. Love all the treasures you saw.

  8. Hi Serena,
    I'm glad all is well in your home again.
    Your photos are wonderful.
    Still too cold down here in Melbourne for picnics.
    "The artist's way" sounds very interesting.
    Looking forward to hearing about it.

  9. So glad Beau is better, my goodness how awful!! Very nice natures shots, I love you beautifully painted desk!!

  10. I've never heard of the artists way before so am curious to know more about it :)

    love the kookaburras in the tree :D

  11. What a great time spending with the family! Lovely photos!

  12. What a lovely weekend you had! Good for you. Hope your weather stays warm and sunny.

  13. So sorry to hear about everyone getting sick with teh food poisoning! Misery. Glad all is well now! I am getting nervous about eating out any more!!! YIKES!

    Lovely backyard picnic...I will do this as soon as the weather cools down here...You sure found some great treasurees on that nature walk! YEAH!!!! I love how you are always out in nature with your family! Awesome!!!

  14. Gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  15. What a cool idea for the family to do, picnic in your own backyard.

    Sorry to hear about the other ones getting sick too...but glad they are all over it.

  16. Wow, lots of beautiful pictures. You are surrounded by beauty, Serena. I also like your family pictures (the two legged and the four legged ones).

  17. Beautiful pictures. I love how you take these wonderful nature pictures. :)


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