Sunday, March 22, 2015

Change of Season




Second Grade prelim. final last weekend - Miss N batting






Second Grade Grand Final - Master J hitting big, batting with Miss N

Hot autumn days with occasional thunderstorms have left everything green and vibrant while winter vegetable plantings begin to sprout. After our recent homeschool visit to a local organic farm I have a renewed interest in bringing the best from our small backyard. I paid a visit to our local farmer's market this week, the first time in a couple of years. The market is very small but I was pleased with my purchases and hope to return soon. A few more organic products found their way into my regular shopping this week too.

The summer cricket season has just come to an end this afternoon (Sunday). Miss N captains a local Under 16's side - they won their two-day grand final on Friday afternoon at a beautiful nearby village ground. Miss N bowled brilliantly, wicket kept when not bowling and captained the side under great pressure to a very close and exciting win. She gave a gracious impromptu speech after their victory. 

The very next day (yesterday) she was playing again in the seniors Second Grade Grand Final. Above she is batting with older brother Master J who batted brilliantly as an opener. Their team have just won the game, with the rest of today's play being washed out by more thunderstorms. Miss G has also played well in both these teams, enjoying both wins equally as much.

Next weekend brings our first hockey games of the season....

On a personal note, we continue to hope for improvement in my husband's health as we try and piece together various conditions and medical results. Challenging, but it's through challenges that we grow - and nothing surprises God, He knows and cares and gives us a future and a hope. And now I think I'll head off and reacquaint myself with my sewing machine.....   :)



Sharing at Skywatch Friday.

28 comments:

Marijke said...

I love those farmers markets, beware that they’ll be next to the cathedral from the 2nd of April onwards. There will be a lot more stalls too!

Wishing you strength with working towards improving health for your husband. Hope you find the missing link.

Have fun with your sewing machine, I’m still gathering energy and inspiration for my very dusty machine...

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great photos, fun family times, and a change in seasons.

You and your dear husband are in my prayers. You are in God's tender care.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Giga said...

The most important thing is I wish my husband a speedy recovery. It's nice to see how the children have a passion for playing cricket and successful. Yours sincerely.

SarahZ said...

Yay for new sewing adventures! And for all the seasonal changes ahead! Such a sweet family, and a privilege to share these bits as we go! You all remain in our prayers :)

tinajo said...

That first flower look so cool! Great pics :-)

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Sylvia K said...

First of all, your husband and your family are in my prayers. Beautiful captures for the day as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the fun! Wishing you a great new week!!

Dirk Rosin said...

nice spring photos !

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's great to hear there is hope for improvements in your husbands health. Beautiful photos of your children playing cricket, and that domino photo is brilliant, you can almost see the next moment when they are all falling.

Amy Franks said...

nice photos! first one grevillea? we have those here too.

Fun60 said...

I am surprised that you have mixed cricket teams. From the age of 11 our teams are either male or female. Maybe that's why we lose so often.

Michelle said...

Prayers for you, and your husband, during this trying time.

geanina said...

very beautiful images!

Sharon Wagner said...

I am welcoming the change with open arms. Bring it on!

Linda R said...

So many beautiful photos my friend. I just love all the green vibrant photos. I guess that is due to the rain. They definitely need some rain here in California. Its green here but they are in one bad drought. So glad to hear your kids are doing well in there sports. I think sports teach such good life lessons. And Your Husband and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs~

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Fun60, interesting point. I asked our cricketing girls - it seems the larger state capital cities have a separate girls competition and also a women’s comp, however in the regional areas there aren’t enough players to sustain it.

Miss N and Miss G sometimes play in the Brisbane women's comp but it's such a long way to travel to participate.

Playing with the boys and also the men in the seniors comp challenges them to play at their best.

Erica Sta said...

Lovely captures to remember in wintertime.... Here we get spring step by step now. We joining this very much indeed.

Cheers, Heidrun

Preeti said...

Congratulations to Miss. N on her winning game! Praying that your husband's health improves. Those words are from one of my favorite verses, indeed God's plans are always good!

ladyfi said...

A lovely set of shots.

Cathy said...

I love the application of seasons of change, because it seems as if you have season changes in other areas of your life too. Thank you for the comment about the day's closing...I smiled when I read what you wrote, how true when tiredness takes the upper hand!

I marveled at the lighting in your outdoor sport photos.

I do hope your husband will get answers to prayers regarding his health soon, then I am reminded of His perfect timing in everyting.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really beautiful sky, and I like the shot of the dominoes!

Arija said...

How wonderfully green it is up your way. We have had no rain for almost 3 months now and the frosts are setting in already.
Congrats on the cricket win. I'm a big fan.

Jim said...

Terrific cricket shots.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

It's so nice to have a look inside your country, Karen. Thanks for sharing. The weather looks so beautiful, quiet and relaxing to me. I hope your husband's health will improve. Health is the most important things in our lives, I think. Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Have a great weekend. Greetings, Joke

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Congratulations to Miss N for her win and gracious speech! I love visiting the local farmer's markets - and am looking forward to ours starting back up in a couple months. I pray for your husband's improvement.

Anita Johnson said...

Your photos are fun to see...and prayers continue for your family too.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The green of the grass frames the white clad figures so beautifully. And the skies in the third photo give a zing to the view of the field.

Deanna said...

Such beautiful vivid and tack sharp images, the one of the clouds feels like you could reach out and touch them. Hopefully soon a diagnosis will come for your husband, your faith will bring you through.

Jeanne said...

What a privelege it is to see God's beauty through the lens.... a true joy

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