Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I love winter on the Mornington Peninsula

 The last few days have been bitterly cold with gale force winds and heavy rain.  Of course my first instinct is to stay in bed for the day or at least to stay inside but I have decided to embrace this wonderful weather, after all we are recovering from 9 years of drought and we asked for this rain.

Today I went out for a coffee at the Rocks at Mornington which is one of my favourite places.  On the way back I took a few pics of the bay (Port Philip) which looked so beautiful and of course the clouds were piling up with more rain promised.
 I am not doing much stitching at present as this weather does cause me some 
difficulties with my hands.  I wake in the morning with stiff and painful fingers and it takes most of the day to loosen them up.  

 I can still take lots of photos, look at all my books and mags for inspiration and of course I have my sewing machines.

The grandchildren are on school holidays and so all four will come for a two night sleepover tomorrow.  That is always something to look forward to.  


Radka said...

Great pictures, Dian, quite dramatic! Wind and rain here at the moment, but probably a little warmer. You have my sympathy regarding your hands, my hands started to play up last winter, it is my fear that it is a sign of things to come, not a good news for any stitcher :-((
Thank you for all your comments :-))

Linda said...

Hi Dian, what lovely photos again. Despite the heavy skies, there is still something magical about water views!! I had heard things were cold down there. Sorry to hear your hands are not working so well in this weather. I hope the time spent with the children will be fun. I had a lovely time with the girls yesterday, if only for a few short hours. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Stormy weather makes for wonderful photos even if it does make it hard for us to get out and do things. Its been incredibly cold up here too. Now about your poor stiff fingers. My mum sometimes wears cotton gloves to bed and finds it helps her. She also has wrist splints she is meant to wear and doesn't ever naughty girl.

Juliettecherry said...

Lovely photos Dianne, happy memories for me. Hope the temperature warms up soon and your hands feel easier then.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I love your scenic views, makes me feel closer though we are worlds apart, eh! Cutest ever trousers for those little ones. xox