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)


I’m A.W.O.L. at the moment

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!

New Blog Link

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.

Alfred Austin