A message from Brigid ....

I have been a blogger since 2005. At the height of my blogging busy-ness, I had "a small stable" of blogs on different topics: social and political commentary; desert spirituality; food; waste and ....

A few years ago I called time and ceased blogging altogether - although there was an occasional post. I had called it quits. I am an aged woman these days with a couple of serious illnesses. I am not allowed to drive. I am no longer active in organisations. I think it fair to say that I am housebound. I am active on Facebook, although I am not there as often as once I was. I have decided to embark on a re-entry into the blogging world ... beginning with The Trad Pad and, possibly, a return to my food blog, Oz Tucker. I have always used a lot of photographs on my blogs ... and I miss not being out and about with my camera.

The Trad Pad has been my blog for the lovely things of life. The controversial or political has seldom intruded. Occasionally, the spiritual has found its way in, but I kept spirituality for the blog, Desert. I don't yet know if I will revive that. I will stick pretty much to food and the lovely things of life. If I have some regularity with those two categories, I feel that I will be doing well. I hope that, with this blog new friendships can be formed and old friendships renewed; new lovelies discovered; new reflections can enter into the meaning of modern life. I would love to hear from you - particularly if you have suggestions for new topics to enter into the conversation. So, it is a new year. Let's see what it has in store, what it can bring to us. And I hope that those who share the spirit of The Trad Pad can spread the message of a world of beauty, the creativity of humanity, and the joys of simplicity and tradition. ~~~ February, 2017

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dell's beautiful garden at Ballan

This morning I had a most wonderful Sunday drive in Ballan.  I've been living in Ballarat for eighteen months but had only ever been through Ballan on the train ... and you don't get any idea of what a beautiful place it is or the size of it.  I had brought the camera.  As I came into town, I noted a very beautiful garden and after touring the town and snapping some other sites, I came to the garden below.  I was snapping away on and around the footpath and the nearby creek, when I turned the corner and looked towards the verandah where a woman was standing.  I spoke to her. Asked if she minded the garden being photographed and the photographs put on a blog.  No, she didn't mind.  One thing led to another in conversation and she invited me in and gave me the COMPLETE personalised guided tour.  I was in heaven ... and click click click went the camera.

The woman is Dell - and this is her garden.  It speaks for itself.

I can't show all of the photos I took.

You can even select to see them as a full screen slide show.
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