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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

146

Gosh days just seem to run into each other at the mo can't believe that Feb is just about finished - I know I said the same about Jan. Ohh BTW it's not an age thing either ...lol
I've been keeping busy at my sewing machine but can't show anything at present as I'm still awaiting the arrival of some parcels - just in case don't want them to see them here before they get them.
My sister & I have been busy the last few weeks visiting Aged Care facilities as we prepare to have our Mum placed as she is getting so fraile ... not that she thinks it's a good idea, most of the time, but at other times I can see a flash of relief come over her face so hopefully deep down she is accepting that life is changing for her. It's a dreadful feeling for her & us as we want her safe & cared for but also understand her not wanting to leave her home of about 50 years. Well visiting all these places does take time [& energy, I must say...] some are dreadful places that I'm sure the government isn't keeping a good enough eye on but we won't be putting their names down on our list that's for sure but some places are just so lovely ... we were wanting to put our names down in a couple of them now - you were made to feel so welcome ... don't some people just have that knack of making you feel at ease & so comfortable. We have two more to visit this week & we feel we have our five then that we are pleased with. Mum had to be accessed again yesterday & she is still classed as low care so even though she is not pleased with the result it was good - why do the aged [of her era] be so obsessed with getting a good tick on their results cause as soon as we said she got a good tick she was much happier.

Well I couldn't pop in without a photo ... this was taken at Ban Ban Springs on the way home from visiting our eldest daughter - it is only the second time I remember seeing mistletoe in flower. I don't really know why they call it mistletoe but it is one of those plants that only grows by attaching themselves to another tree - in this case a lovely old gum - they don't kill their host but grow quite happily with it. This is what I found about it "Mistletoes are aerial parasitic plants that use other plants to obtain their water and mineral nutrients" The flowers look very colourful.
Thankful ... for the beauty of nature

3 comments:

Artseyanne said...

Hey Bethel, was wondering where you were. Finding aged care is sooo tricky. So glad to hear you have found some places you could be happy with.

Art4Sol said...

Yes...very beautiful! Can't wait to see some color here. We're almost into March, yeah! But I still have to buy flowers from the market...none in bloom yet. Thanks for sharing yours.

Agnes the Red said...

Wow...very beautiful in flower. The mistletoe we have here in the UK has white berries and grows over winter so it's a highly prized Christmas decoration. Don't think I've ever seen one that flowers like this before!