Thanks Nature!

Thanks NatureIts been bumper weather for the garden, in particular the Tomatoes and Cucumber varieties. A quick forage around the garden delivered more than enough to fill up the vege bin in the fridge. Chillies also are doing well, many now at full size and waiting to turn red.

Thanks Nature. We will keep you on!


Small World in My Garden

in my garden 3With light fading fast today, I switched the Ricoh GRD IV to macro to have a close up look around my garden. Using manual focusing macro to 1cm, I looked around for some test subjects. The little flying creature in the main shot above was sitting on some coriander flowers (quite small in themselves).

The ants below, for the given light, didn’t stand still (no surprise), and the small stinkbug like beetle consistently turned its back to me! The last little mite of a creature was barely visable with my close as possible focus – goes to show no matter how close you look, there is always something smaller around the corner.

Last day of my holiday break tomorrow. Not sure what the weathers going to do, but all going well I’ll be off for a stroll.

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Spring Garden


A day of work work, and home work. After building some new garden boxes almost a month ago, I finally got around to purchasing some garden soil and plants. Today’s little Sapling will grow into a chilli making machine – one of my more favourite summer plants.

Archaeology – Home Edition

Archaelology at HomeWhen we moved into our house earlier in the year, the second driveway had a middle bit covered in pebbles. I had a suspicion of its use when originally laid, probably sometime in the 1970’s.

Side tracked, I decided today to see how deep the pebbles went. Turns out they were only a few inches at best, and under that larger stones and rubble.

Reminiscent of a child digging a hole for the heck of it, I spent the rest of the day excavating this long buried construction.

For those who don’t have a clue what it may be, its a car pit. Being one who had grown up working on cars, I was stoked to  find it.

Now I just need to find something to do with all the rocks, and construct a lid (its about 5 foot deep)!


After mentioning I had been house bound for the past few days recovering, and not been out shooting, I ran into today’s image ‘Deflation’ literally outside my front door. With Halloween the other day, we had put up some decorations, inviting trick or treaters to come and pay us a call. We had a number of balloons with hand drawn faces floating around the yard, the above poor fellow (if one can call an object a fellow) ‘deflated’ on the ground.

I though the expression on its face was great, and didn’t move or adjust it at all position wise for the image.

In Gimp I cropped the aspect, pushed the contrast a little and also brought out the yellow slightly.


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