Wednesday, November 30, 2011

334:365 Home from work

Home from work
At Noble Park station, just getting home from work this evening.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

332:365 Bee collecting nectar

bee collecting nectar
Just slightly obsessed by bees since I got my own beehive

Sunday, November 27, 2011

331:365 Rocket Stove

rocket stove

Well, you learn something new every day. Today I went to a demonstration of a rocket stove which has been designed for "non-developed or less-developed nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East" according to the not-for-profit company that retails them. The site explains, the "original Rocket Stove was developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski and Aprovecho Research Center to address life-threatening cook fire smoke produced by the half of humanity that cooks by open fire to stay alive. This is a critical and global issue, exacerbated by a scarcity of fuel, increasing deforestation and pollution."

Anyway the one I saw this evening was built entirely out of recycled materials and costs nothing to make and nothing to run. It uses a few strips of cardboard and a handful of twigs for fuel, enough to boil a billy and toast all the slices from a loaf of bread.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

330:365 Memories

Today I thought I'd share a memory from the trip we went on in May since I haven't yet put any photos of it on the blog yet. This photo was taken near Grasmere in the Lakes District on May 19 2011
The Lakes District

Friday, November 25, 2011

329:365 David Austin Rose

English Rose, Austin Rose 'Heritage' Rosa

We have been so fortunate with the local climate here this spring. As much rain as anyone would want and some warmth but not too much. And this is the result - one very happy rose.
Are you noticing the effects on gardens with changes in climate in your area?
Leave a comment to let us know.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

328:365 Bee book


Just read. Beautiful book. Just wanted to put it in a frame.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

327:365 !st prize at the Lilydale Show

1st prize at the Lilydale Show

On Sunday I went to the Lilydale Spring Show with my daughter. She was so proud to show me that she had won with the shawl she had knitted. Great work Em!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011