Here I am on the very last day of 2008 and having a wonderful time! I really love my garden and have been in it for days on end (I REALLY needed to, I've been so busy this year I haven't put the time in that I should have). What I love most in my garden in Summer is my Vegetable/Fruit/Herb Garden, especially the Raspberry Patch. It amazes me that, even though terribly neglected this year, they still bear so much delicious fruit for us:
Of course there's a few others in my backyard that like the Summer too, like the King Parrots:
And the Rosellas:
And the Cockatoos:
(Maybe they had their eye on my raspberries!):
I know that I have had a wonderful 2008 and I really hope that you have too. I have met many of you in person this year that I hadn't met before and I consider this a real blessing. You all inspire me so much with your positive attitudes and happiness each time I get out to meet you all, thankyou.
2009 is going to be a very exciting year for me, and I hope for you too. I have a lot of travel both here in Australia and Overseas so this will hold many new and wonderful adventures I'm sure. There'll be my third book for you to enjoy, lots of new projects (they're all planned and I can't wait to show you!), and maybe on one of my teaching trips I'll get to catch up with you!
Always at this time of year I have butterflies in my tummy just filled with the excitement of a new year ahead. I like to think of the entire year ahead as a journey, a trip to go on and explore, a fresh beginning. May 2009 have lots of fresh adventures ahead for you too,
Leanne Beasley xxx