Monday, August 29, 2016

Viewing platform, Jacob's River estuary (obscured)

Raising the white elephant

Put to good use

Dave Clapp's view

Tunnelhouse, early morning.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Get Growing



I write for the online "magazine", Get Growing. This week, I featured Giant Himalayan Lilies, Cardiocrinum giganteum. You can read that article, and others I wrote for this week's publication, right here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

From the photo drawer

Seeds of Cardiocrinum giganteum

Night primrose

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Drove to Nightcaps, made kites.

When I was a boy, I made kites from thin strips of wood tied with string, and newspaper glued with a paste of flour and water. Today, I showed Nightcaps' children how we did it back in the day and here's the result. It was the first time they'd flown a kite, they told me.




Leaving town, I saw this pine tree, illuminated against the grey sky.

Pine, sky, photographer, road.

Sunrise with cloud blanket



Friday, August 19, 2016

Glorious sunset in the South


Chem...no, vapour trails, over Riverton!



We don't often see jet aircraft in Riverton airspace. This one was flying west to east, quite low in the sky, I thought. I could hear it roar.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Afternoon poultry check





Yep, everyone seems fine.

Mmmmmmashua!



It's time to lift and re-deploy these babies. Mashua is a root crop that's well known in South America but only beginning to attract a following here in New Zealand. I've several varieties, including a slender white, but these fat fellows are the best, in my view. I like how they look, especially in the afternoon sun, piled up on my veranda ready for tomorrow's plant out.