Season Greetings and Happy Holidays to all my followers and every one else around the world.
Me (aged about 6), Santa (aged about 200), older brother Chris (aged about 7)
Some more images from my archives.
WILL BE OFF BLOGGING & TYPING FOR A WHILE.
JUST BACK FROM HOSPITAL AFTER GETTING BROKEN R THUMB PUT IN A CAST AND SWOLLEN HAND IN SLING – NOT TOO SERIOUS
ITS TOO TEDIOUS (AND TIRING) TYPING WITH L FOREFINGER
It’s that ‘paperwork’ time of year for me and I have to empty & re-pot some of my balcony potted herbs/plants to make way for 3 new tomato and 1 new capsicum plant(s) I bought last Sunday. I’ve never grown Capsicums before, so we’ll see how they like this hot, west-facing balcony this summer.
…….and clean all the bird poop off the balcony fence and floor surfaces.
So blogging and blog following will be intermittent.
In the meantime……
When I moved to this apartment building a year ago, the young tree in front of my apartment balcony had bare twigs for the top 12-15″. The other week I caught the culprit stripping the new tiny shoots (again) this year!
I will be offline for a while (due to back/shoulder/neck pain).
New Blog now available at this address. Not sure if black is the ideal background, but a few more posts and blog design tweaks will give me the answer I’m sure.
This new blog is only about Sunsets, Cloud formations (and maybe the odd Sunrise) and starts at the first image in my archival folder on those subjects made with a little Canon point & shoot camera in 2010. It will then follow on with Canon DSLR images from 2011 onwards and Sony ‘mirrorless’ images from early 2015 (eventually).
If you’ve followed my blogs, (old & new), for the last 7 years you may have seen all the images and the new blog holds little interest for you, but if you’re a relatively new follower you may not have seen any of the images at all 🙂
There are no exotic locations, spectacular country or mountain landscapes, merely Light, Colour and/or Cloud Formations.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
LADY’S MANTLE (Alchemila mollis)
ALGERIAN LILY (Iris unguicularis)
KANGAROO APPLE (Solanum laciniatum)
LARGE WILD IRIS, FAIRY IRIS (Dietes grandiflora)
PERIWINKLE (Vinca major)
BLUE POTATO BUSH (Lycianthes rantonnetii)
Purple Irises in early Summer
COMFREY (Sympthytum officinale)
BLUE DAISY (Felicia)
NATIVE HIBISCUS ??
MORNING FLAG (orthrosanthus multiflorus)
BLUE BUTTERFLY BUSH (Clerodendrum)
BLUE MIST FLOWER
MARBLE DAISY BUSH (Olearia astrolabe) – In the wild, Olearia astroloba is restricted to a small area (around 40 hectares) in the East Gippsland area of Victoria, near the Tambo Valley, called Marble Gully. This is the origin of the common name ‘Marble Daisy Bush’. The species is listed as rare, and in the wild consists of a single population of fewer than 1000 individuals.
PINCUSHION FLOWER (Scabiosa columbaria)
ROUND-LEAF FANFLOWER (Scaevola)
STATICE, SEA LAVENDER (Limonium)
PERUVIAN or ANDEAN SAGE (Salvia discolor)
ELEPHANT-EARED SAXIFRAGE (Bergenia cordifolia)
ROSEMARY DAMPIERA (Dampiera rosmarinifolia)
PERIWINKLE (Vinca major)
Purple tube flowers (forgotten their name) trail over the high side of the walking/cycling path.
PONDOLAND COCKSPUR FLOWER (Plectrantus saccatus)