I primi di settembre


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In Australia,  early September bring spring with it.  And Adelaide is putting on a spectacular display this year after a long wet winter. The lovely green patch of grass out the back of our house is perfect for spending time with the cats – who are full of energy in the gentle sunshine.

Our front garden is planted with native plants and the grevillea and tea tree shrubs are in bloom.  The native frangipani (Hymenosporum Flavum) is ready to burst into flower as well.

A workmate of Roo’s has a supply of freshly caught fish and we were lucky recipients of some squid and whiting on the weekend.  We put the fish to good use for a light lunch of pan-fried whiting with a pear and rocket salad.

Seafood and salad weather
Seafood and salad weather

Temperatures in the high 20s and 30s Celsius are a sign of sandal season and the green Birkenstocks got their first workout of the season.

Sandals out for the season
Sandals out for the season

I have to admit I am not a winter hater like some; I enjoy wearing cozy layers of clothing, not being sticky sweaty all the time, and not having to be slathered in sunscreen against the summer sun.

But it sure will be nice when the neighbour’s mulberries ripen. There are a few berries just starting to colour so it should only be a matter of weeks if these first days of September are anything to go by.

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  1. Nice post Lou, I will lengthen my waning summer by pretending to be there!

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    1. mltucker says:

      You’re probably in tomato paradise so enjoy your harvest sorella!

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  2. Ciao Mary Louise! I’m looking forward to reading about Australia. One of my friends who has a bar in Abruzzo is Aussie and another lady who owns the porchetta stands. They ended up living in Italy and love it, but said they do miss Oz too.

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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    1. mltucker says:

      Ci sono molti abruzzesi che sono tornati. Some have returned to Italy. I met a few as well in Roseto and a lady at the petrol station in Sulmona. We are all gypsies!

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