What about the Bees?

What about the Bees?


What about the Bees then?  This is a photo I took while on holiday sitting among the Daisy Flowers on my Granddaughters lawn.  I was so pleased to capture a Bee sipping the nectar – it took a few tries as they kept flying away.  And no I did not get bitten which I was thankful for.


Just to let you know that I flew down to Perth for my Grandson’s Wedding.  It was just beautiful, the day was perfect for an outdoor Wedding, photo’s were taken on the lovely lawns in the property grounds. The reception was in the large function room – all this in the Swan Valley on a Vineyard.


It is lovely to think that some people still like to be married to each other instead of just living together.

When a man and woman are joined together in marriage it is very special that they really mean they want to spend the rest of their lives together, instead of thinking that being just partners it is easy to opt out of the relationship.

Well I am not here to preach to anyone – this is just what I think – yes I did get married and have some lovely children, all with the same father and we all have the same surname, which makes life easier.


Psalm: 10 verse 4   In his pride the wicked does not seek Him: in all his thoughts there is no room for God.



Here is a quick Seafood Dressing for your Prawn Cocktail etc.,

Mix equal amounts of Salad Cream and tomato Sauce in a small container with White Pepper & Garlic to taste.

This is great even to put on if you use White Fish for a Cocktail instead of Prawns.



Have a Lovely Day.



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Holiday Flowers


Dog Rose by. J.M.R.Larman.

This is one of my drawings in Pencil with a splash of colour.


I have just been on holiday to Leeman in Western Australia which is just past Geraldton on the way to our Capital City of Perth.

Western Australia is called the Wildflower State as during the Winter months when we have rain, most of the State is covered in the most marvellous Wildflowers.  Acres of purple, pink, yellow or white, it can be like driving through a wonderland.

Where I live is around 1,000 kilometers from Perth, so you can imagine what a marvellous drive it can be when the flowers are covering the earth.  Not every Winter produces such an abundance as this year – so this has been very special.

Well – yes I had a lovely holiday with some of my family whom I don’t see very often due to the distance of travelling. So that was very good to see some of them for a while.


Psalm :  136 verse 26.

Give thanks to The God of Heaven.

His love endures for ever.


Just think God made all these flowers for us to enjoy.  Maybe we can put one in a vase to look at in our Kitchen today.  Feel and smell the petals, how soft they can be and the colour so beautiful, none of us could possibly make a real live flower. (Well we couldn’t could we)?  So let us just enjoy them sometimes.


This is a photo of a Dog Rose – the Petal are so soft.


Here is a tasty lunch recipe:

1 slice of Bacon – Chop into small pieces

4 small Mushrooms – cut into quarters (do not peel)

1 teaspoon Garlic – fresh or from a jar

Fry together in small fry-pan.

When  cooked keep warm on plate.

Add your Slice of Bread into pan to fry in the garlic/bacon/mushroom oil.

Eat while hot.  YUMMY!!!!!!


* Have a Lovely Day *

You may like to see my Recipe Book for Carnarvon. W.A.

recipe-bk-coveroneinch-jpeg   “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”   —— Just Click on the words to see the book.


Honour our Friends


This looks nice with the Dark Leaves as a central point in the Basket of Flowers.


Hope you may like a poem today:

So here we are:  It is about a Rose.


The beauty of a Rose is beyond compare.

The petals so soft as they take in the air.

The colours so subtle as well as bright and strong.

The perfume out passes even our loveliest song.

The Rose has thorns on the stems and the stalks.

The thorns are protection from predators walks.

So touch a petal smell the Rose.

The perfume will bwonderful to your nose.

Find time, look at its beauty it is so timeless.

Be refreshed with it’s perfume, it’s softness it’s loveliness.

Maybe it’s time to put a Rose in your home,

to look at each day and not feel alone.


Here is a picture of a Pen/Ink Drawing of a Cat from one of my books.  It may encourage someone to look at their cat differently or to encourage a child to start Drawing.

Australian Cat

This is what an Australian Cat may look like – have you seen one out Bush in the Outback of W.A.?


Verse from the Bible:

Exodus: Chapter 20 verse 12 – says – Honour your Father and your Mother.


I thought it would be a good idea to think about honouring our friends as well as our Parents.  Friends are very special so it is nice to think of them kindly and to appreciate having them in our life.


 * Hope you have a Lovely Day and be glad if you have a friend *


Here are some of my sites you may like to see:-
“Flowers for the Altar”
“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Little Children Love Cats


CalicoCat 2

I call this my Calico Cat.

 Thought I would try my hand at painting it with flowers in different colours.

I put transparent coloured paint on the black background then painted in white to bring out the multicolours.

Hope you like it  –  it will give you a different idea of painting.


We could talk about Cats today……they are beautiful creatures Great and Small.  They can be lovely companions and make great company.

If you live on a rural property then you are fortunate to allow your cat to run free but in town it is a different matter.

Over the years we as a family have had different kinds of cats as well as other animals i.e. dogs, goats, horses, pigeons, chickens, bantams, fish, pigs, sheep, rabbits, white mice, gerbels  –  one time even an Ass was left with us for a while on one property…. but he eh/ahed so loud that we had to let him go to another home.


This was our boy Cat called Harry.

 He loved to be in on everything even to be photographed with  the flowers.


As much as we love our Pets do you know that God our Heavenly Father loves them too, also our Children He especially loves them very much.

Just thought you may like to know:

that in the Bible  –

Matthew: Chapter 19  verse 14.

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”


So if you happen to see a child today or someones pet

or another creature of any sort – just know that they are special – it is lovely to be kind to them.


What about this for a recipe for today:

Watermelon Salad

Watermelon,Mint (fresh or dried) Spring Onions/Scallion or Spanish or Red Onion. Which ever you prefer.

Cut Watermelon into balls or 2 cm.dice, place in large serving bowl,

add the chopped up Onion,

sprinkle in the fresh or dried mint to taste.

Cover and cool in fridge until needed.

Mix well and serve Cold with sliced – Cold Meat, Chicken or Fish.


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* Have a Lovely Day

maybe try out a new recipe

for yourself


your family today *




“Flowers for the Altar”



Why Judge?

Flwrs on Chair

These flowers look good on this old Cane Chair.

Ready to take to Church – they do look comforatble just sitting there. I think the Geraldton Wax sets the Basket of Flowers off very well.


Well what to talk about today then?

Thought I would put this in to encourage anyone to eat a good meal, even at lunch time instead of just rushing to eat something quickly.

It is good just once in a while to choose something different to eat.

The other day I had a lovely lunch here is what I had:

Cream of Cauliflower Soup (Home made from the freezer) Just had to heat it up. Plus a Sausage sandwich. (Cold Sausage left from yesterday’s dinner)

I always toast the buttered bread on one side in the frying pan first, only had a small piece of sausage so I cut it up and put slices of sausage on one half side of the toast, then covered it with Horseradish sauce (to help clear up sinus?) made it into a small sandwich with the other half of the toast – very nice. !

Then had the other slice of toast with Blackcurrant Jam on and Coconut Cream on top.

That was my Gourmet lunch. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then I had to get on with an ‘Oil Painting’  for someone.


Here is a  Bible verse which gives us food for thought.

Matthew: Chapter 7 verse 1

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.


One thing what I believe is that it is not a good idea to judge what others eat.

We are all different and all need to eat sometimes a bit different to each other.  That is not to say  that we should eat a lot of unhealthy foods…… or offer them to others who may have a special diet to follow for their health.

But how lovely to eat something that we really enjoy as an enjoyable treat.

So have something today that is special for you.

Have a special – Breakfast.

Have a special – Lunch.

Have a special –Dinner.

Maybe have something

special to share

with a friend.


* Have a lovely Day *




“Flowers for the Altar”

Colour-in or Draw?

Rose PenInk

Rose -Pen & Ink Drawing – by J.M.R.Larman

The drawing is from one of my Poetry books that is a heading for the poem:

Love -Most Important

Love is the most important thing.

Open your heart let it come in.

Only when you let love into your heart,

can you truly make a fresh start.


I thought it would be nice to have a Pen & Ink Drawing for a change.


Maybe today you could try your hand at drawing or maybe treat yourself to one of those lovely colouring in books that are on the market now.

They are excellent therapy to help quieten our brain down for a while and colour-in something really nice.


If you colour-in something special in one of the books remember you can quite easily put it in a frame to display in your house.  (How about that then)?



My Oil Painting of Fantasy Flowers.

Click on to see larger picture.


Romans: Chapter 1 verse 16

For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.


CalicoCat 2

An Oil Painting of my effort to Paint & Colour in the Cat.

If you click on the picture you can see it better.




Find a Flower?

Roses in Frame

Here is a painting of some Roses.  This is an Oil Painting that I did, not a very large painting but I thought it looks pretty.


Today you may like to look for a flower of some sort – maybe from your garden (not the neighbours) or from one of your pot plants to take inside.

During the Winter months that are now with us here in Australia it is a nice cheerful thing to have a flower of some sort possibly in the kitchen where we have to spend a fair bit of time cooking, eating and fixing up meals, sandwiches or feeding the family or ourselves.


Here is an easy –  Recipe for today:

Sausage Meat Patties.

250g. – Sausage meat; 1-Onion (chopped into small pieces); Pepper & Salt; Dish of Flour; Fry Pan & Oil for Frying – (approx. 2 tbsp oil).

In a bowl  – Mix Sausage meat, Onion, Pepper & Salt to taste.

Wet hands, mould a small handful into a ball, flatten, press into the flour.  Flour each side of your Patty.  Put to one side and continue until all are ready.

Heat Oil in Frying Pan, cook until golden brown on each side.  Approx…..5 minutes each side. 

Eat while hot with Vegetables for a dinner.


Put into a Hamburger Bun with Salad and Sauce.


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Isaiah: Chapter 61 verse 3

…..the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness:


That really means I think – that if we sing – we will start to feel better – or, we can put on some nice music – and the heaviness that we feel at any time will start to go away.

* Have a Lovely Day Today

and every day

in the coming week *

CalicoCat 2

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