Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10:366 Rose in a black frame

Just trying out Instagram on my phone. I have had it for a while but not used it for ages. Rather like it.
Trying out instagram

Monday, January 9, 2012

9:366 Some of the harvest

1.3 kg of cherry tomatoes that sowed themselves in my herbaceous border. Food for free!
Some of the harvest

Sunday, January 8, 2012

8:366 Learning about design for sustainability

Today Bob and I went to visit Melliodora, the passive solar house and permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn. David, the owner builder of the property took us for a tour round the house and gardens and showed us what a 25 year time span can achieve. David Holmgren at his house Melliodora

Saturday, January 7, 2012

7:366 Local invites

Today, I went out to some local businesses - nurseries, garden centres and shops to deliver this invitation to a gathering of gardeners who live in the City of Casey and who may be interested in permaculture. On Monday I will be delivering invites to the local libraries and letter box dropping to spread the word. There is a Facebook group for Permaculture Casey and if you know anyone who lives in Casey in Victoria, Australia (Narre Warren, Hampton Park, Berwick, Endeavour Hills, Doveton, Narre Warren North etc, please let them know about this. Thanks. invite

Friday, January 6, 2012

6:366 Sunrrise at Port Fairy

Got up early this morning - and it was worth it: Sunrise at Port Fairy

Thursday, January 5, 2012

5:366 Preserved lemons

I am in the mood to take in inspiration from everywhere. In the b&b where we are staying I came across this still life and immediately thought of my excess lemons.
Preserved lemons

4:366 Evening shadows

Ah holidays...
Evening Shadows

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

3:366 Bee Food

This flowering gum was alive with bees today. I focussed on one bee 'head down, bum up' seeking out precious nectar. I know of one bee keeper who weighs his hives daily and who said that a hive could gain as much as 3 kg in 24 hours. Bee Food

Monday, January 2, 2012

2:365 Light and colour

At the Como centre after seeing the film Midnight in Paris I thought this had the look of the Belle Epoque. Light and colour

Sunday, January 1, 2012

1:366 1.5 kg zucchinis

First photo of 2012 is of my day's harvest. I already have a recipe for this 1.5 kg of zucchinis

365:365 Another day's harvest

Love these colours
another day's harvest

364:365 Today's Harvest

today's harvest

363:365 Lucinda and me

My niece Lucinda and me. Don't ask me why we're not looking in the same direction :)
Lucinda and me

362:365 Sore hand

Sore hand

361:365 Zucchinis

I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of these photos in the next few months as I try to record all the harvest that comes out of my garden :)
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360:365 Visitors from overseas

It was wonderful to meet Kim Cofino and Alex Guenther when they came o Healesville with Jess McCulloch and daughter Zoe. It was fabulous to see Kim's first reaction to Australian wildlife up close and also to be present when Zoe was learning about the platypus. Kim Cofino and me at Healesville

359:365 Christmas tomato

So excited to get my first Christmas tomato: a self sown one in the cottage garden. Christmas tomato

358:365 Cottage garden

cottage garden

357:365 Sleepy cat

Muffin

356:365 Mum's christmas

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