Monday, July 7, 2014

OUT WORLD - Pollution


Pea soup in Singapore


the same in Hong Kong


and even on the Great Wall in a remote area.
Sorry, I could not find the ones of people wearing 
smog masks in Beijing.


If you think this is bad, think of me with my lungs blocked and 
my barely functioning heart not coping well at all.

No, I'm not exposed to pollution here on the farm, those shots
are from our trip to China 12 years ago.

I'm just sick as a dog with some dreaded lurgie.

It looks like I shall make a strategic retreat for a while
and take to my bed.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro - Snippets from my Garden


On a misty winter morning,
the Wallflowers and 'Hot Lips' Sage
are taking over the path


looking through the last of the cherry tomatoes
at a riot of parsley and oak leaf lettuce


up close and personal with one of my little bliss bombs
they have been uprooted recently but all the 
little green tomatoes are colouring up nicely.


and the last of my roses


but who knows???


Today the sun shines
and I'm out the door to do some weeding.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

SkyWatch - After Sunset


The sickle moon  shines brightly


although the last light of the sun
still lingers in the western sky


the light that mimics the curvature of the Earth 
just goes to show that the Earth is round after all.


Captured an hour ago . . .

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Monday, June 30, 2014

OUR WORLD - Necessities for the Farm


Farming is a wonderful lifestyle 
but it can get expensive when things 
need replacing.


First it was imperative to replace the totalled farm UTE

as so often disaster strikes in threes,
our much beloved antediluvian Ferguson tractor 
died with it's leg in the air.

Without a tractor, shifting round bales in hilly country
was out of the question
sooo, I had to bite the bullet, this time a bigger one,

Saturday, June 28, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS & I Heart Macro A Classy Lady


One of the rare times when I post a photo 
that is not my own.

Darling Daughter is teaching in Scotland
at the moment and just sent me this


knowing full well it would make me drool
while winter rainstorms are drumming on my
roof and windows and my wood-pile is diminishing by 
the minute.

Peonies are extremely hard to grow in our hot, dry summers
that burn off their leaves before they can form buds.

This lovely, flamboyant lady I believe
is 'Sarah Bernhardt',
I wish I could stick my nose in . . .

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

SkyWatch - Soft & gentle


As i locked the chooks away
the clouds at the horizon were thick . .
no chance of a spectacular sunset 


There was a little colour in the clouds
and I was still hoping for a little more


but, by the next click they began to fake


and what little there had been was over . . .


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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday - Yellow-rumped Thornbill


A cute and very small birdie
so hard to capture


A still moment in one of my rose bushes


but when it moves 
it moves like lightning


and leaves barely a blur . . .

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