7 October 2011

On my mind ...

This is a Friday photo feature that anyone with a blog can join. To take part, post a photo on your own blog, write a short caption explaining it, and link it back to here from your blog by saying you're part of "On my mind". Please write a new post, don't link to an older one. When you've done that, come back here and add a comment below, with a link to your blog.

Today I'll be thinking about finding some cheap fresh fruit that I can use in my preserving class next week. I used those above earlier this year to make nectarine jam. Later today I'll do a blanket reply to everyone who wrote about my gmail account, and write to Google complaining that my account was hacked. If someone can get into my gmail, they could potentially gain access to my blog as well!  Tomorrow I hope to reply to a few of the hundred emails I owe. I get so many emails, I never have the time to answer all of them. If you're waiting for one and don't get it by tomorrow, I apologise for not replying.

And an update on my last week's On my mind, the little blue Sacred Kingfisher that slammed into my window last week survived. I've seen him again this week swooping through the garden looking for lizards. He's as good as gold.

Thank you for visiting this week and for the wonderful comments many of you left. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.



  1. Glad to hear the little Kingfisher is ok. I also wanted to let you know I made your dog biscuit recipe for my two pups and they LOVED them ! Thank you.

    Happy Friday - Jen

  2. You are beginning the fruit season and we are ending ours with apples coming in by the bushel loads. Today my thoughts are on the Hoards Frost we had last night and our local fall fair.

    Enjoy the weekend.


  3. Today in the UK it's been quite autumnal. Now that it's dark, I've suddenly remembered that I forgot to get sugar for the mush of quinces that are currently in a bag straining, ready to be made in to jelly. I must remember to get the sugar first thing tomorrow morning!


  4. Sorry to hear about your account getting hacked. It is awful to think that people are getting access to your information.
    While I have time away from paid work, I am enjoying exploring the wonders of sourdough. Using some bannetons had been on my mind all week and I actually managed to do it yesterday.
    Take care

  5. Spring cleaning is on my mind - specifically how to organize wrapping paper in the study.


  6. Hi Rhonda,
    I'm just cleaning up the garden for the winter, applying some compost and putting the beds to rest. I do still have some active beds with late greens.

    This weekend my hometown hosts its annual BirdFest. http://www.ridgefieldfriends.org/birdfest.php
    I wish you all could come. I take my grandson every year. He loves to see the turkey vultures barn owls and bald eagles up close. We take nature walks with our binoculars. It's a special day we spend together annually.

    Other than that, I look forward to moving my furniture around and rearranging my back bedroom to be more functional. Some decluttering will be involved! Cheers!! --Kay

  7. That's awful about your gmail account Rhonda . It's such a horrible feeling. My hotmail acct was hacked into a couple of years back and I lost it all - couldn't even access it again. Plus people on my list got the spam.
    The worst part was not being able to access all my old emails. I used it as a filing system for a heap of things and contacts. My problem had been (I think) that my password had been weak - using parts of my name. Never again!

    It certainly raises a lot of questions about the security or our blogs etc. Unless you have your own domain, and even then, I think we are vulnerable. At least your blog is backed up in the State Library Archives Rhonda!!!

    Glad to hear the kingfisher survived! That's good news.

  8. This is my first time taking part. On my mind today is my marine, whose birthday is today. We are so proud of him!

  9. Thanks for the heads-up on the Gmail account. I'll change my passwords on my accounts today, too.

    I'm glad the kingfisher is doing okay. We rescued a sunbird from the dogs' water bucket and took it to the vet as it was half drowned. When we picked it up the next day, we'd discovered she'd laid an egg in the car on the way home.

    On my mind today is my nana, who died 2 years ago next week. I miss her dreadfully.


  10. Please check me out...I can't compete with fresh fruit...but I am all about the food today- of sorts.


  11. Nice to hear your kingfisher is doing well and flying around. We've had a few birds crash into the window and they've all managed to gather themselves and fly off after a few minutes, but it still scares the dickens out of me!
    The nectarine jam sounds wonderful...makes me wish I was there to be a part of your class!
    Have a wonderful weekend. :)



  12. Good morning Rhonda, I am glad to hear about the little kingfisher.

    I'm thinking about a sewing conundrum. http://greeningtherose.blogspot.com/2011/10/on-my-mind.html

  13. On my mind today are my apple trees and growing them in a temperate/sub-tropical Sydney climate.

    My twitter account was hacked recently and so I'm feeling your pain. I've also had my ebay account hacked - they were trying to use it to get into paypal, but failed thank goodness.

    Best wishes

  14. Hi Rhonda, Our wonderful bees are on my mind. Where would we be without them? Thanks for your great blog which I've only just discovered.


  15. Thanks Rhonda for the opportunity to share what is on my mind: Autumn....and...my dachshund.


  16. Please forgive me if there are two posts, I was having a internet connection trouble. Anyways, On My Mind: Autumn, and well, My daschshund. Thanks for the opportunity to share!


  17. I'm so pleased the little guy is okay! We had one that died after he flew into one of our glass sliding doors, he was so beautiful.

    On my mind today is my weekend away on a sewing retreat with the ladies from my local sewing and craft group. We meet once a month and we have been working towards going on a retreat for what seems like forever! I am so looking forward to it!


  18. Hi Rhonda,
    Too bad that your account has been done in. Have you changed your password yet? When my hotmail one started sending out emails to everyone, changing my password stopped everything.
    I hope it's that simple for you!

  19. ooh, I've never tried nectarine jam, but love that fruit! good luck with your foraging, Rhonda!


  20. I don't have a picture or a blog but I've been thinking about raising different ducks, geese or turkeys next year. Do they lay regularly? Are they hard to raise for food? Organic turkey is expensive and you can't buy duck or goose here, you have to go hunting or know someone who does.

    --Lauren M.

  21. Oh, I have many things on my mind but I've chosen only one to share - two beautiful swans and hopefully some cygnets soon!


  22. Homemade jam/jelly - NOTHING compares. I hope you find something wonderful in season. On my mind is http://lifeforus.blogspot.com/2011/10/on-my-mind-early-morning-baking.html

  23. Sorry to hear about your hacked account.
    I am joining in today, thinking about my garden.

  24. Hi Rhonda,
    thank you for the update on the beautiful bird - that's wonderful news to hear! Your jam making session sounds like great fun.
    On my mind today is my pantry and fridge.


  25. Hi Rhonda, I thought I had posted a comment but it has disappeared! I was saying that I wish I was close enough to come to your preserving class because I'm self taught and would love more information. Never sure if I'm getting it right, and occasional mould in the jars!

    On my mind to day is a gift!

  26. With school back next week, lunchboxes have been on my mind!


  27. This morning my husband woke me with the news that our lovely girl Nefarious had delivered her second litter during the night! Her life-partner Johnny had to be moved outside because she wasn't having him anywhere near the kits, and i nearly keeled over when we did a head count... 10! 10 pinkie squeakers in my living room, and a week early!


  28. Oh don't they look like Summer?


  29. Love the idea of preserving again. I have a basket of loquats that a just crying out to be stewed up . Glad your kingfisher is fine, they are such beautiful birds.
    On my mind this week is something very close to my heart...'My Country' .I hope this post may help keep the world we live in just like this or better in 100 years time.

  30. I sure enjoy reading your blog and the thoughts you share with so many. It is refreshing and also a trip back in time to a slower pace. Thank you for the Goodness Shared.
    PS I am sorry for the misfortunate hacking. We experienced it last spring and it was less of a problem that we imagined. Hopefully that will be the case for you too.

  31. Christmas is on my mind today, the real meaning and what has happened to it.

  32. Calendulas are on my mind: http://my-herbal-journey.blogspot.com/2011/10/on-my-mind-calendulas.html

  33. This week my guitar group is on my mind! http://glossaryking.blogspot.com/2011/10/on-my-mind_07.html

  34. I made Loquat jam last weekend, have a tree full of fruit and because I don´t particularly like to eat them, I thought I could give them a better use. On my mind today are photos of the spring flowers in my garden.

  35. Today has been a great relief to me as it marked the end of the week and I oh-so-look-forward to the weekends.

    Frugal Friday and daggy home dinners - just the way I like it.


  36. Blogger is playing up, so this may well disappear into the ether ..... again!
    On my mind is my roots


  37. I am happy to hear that the bird is doing fine :). On my mind today is gooey, delicious cinnamon rolls...YUM!


  38. On my mind today...

  39. Thanks for letting us know the bird survived. I was rooting for that little guy. What a champ!


  40. It's Friday already, time sure can fly!

    I thinking back to my first quilt:
    I'm glad I found it.

  41. Hi Rhonda, happy to hear about the kingfisher, sorry about your a/c.

    today's photo op about the inspirations I take from your blog and try out in my life :)


    thank you so much,

  42. I'm about to make some Wildings Apple Jelly this weekend, and this and a post elsewhere set me to pondering about whether our mindset to preserve and grow and keep a good storecupboard on a large scale is limited by finances to those who can afford it? Or is it just a case of starting small and adding to the stash?


  43. On my mind today-tomatoes http://homemakerandthepea.blogspot.com/


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