Monthly Archives: December 2013

Friday photo – 2013’s “also rans” part 2

I know it’s Saturday, but today instead of a link post I’m doing part two of the photos I almost displayed as a Friday photo. Each of these photos was good enough and interesting enough to go in, but got … Continue reading

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Friday photo – 2013’s “also rans” part 1

Each Friday I’ve been putting up what I thought was the best photo of the week, usually with a story relevant to the time of year – what’s in flower, what work I’m doing, what’s being harvested, how the whole … Continue reading

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Notes on brome grass (greater brome, ripgut brome, Bromus diandrus)

This is a post to record some notes from my current reading, on the assumption that I’ll forget what I’ve read if I don’t write it down. Ripgut brome – common name for two species, diandrus and rigidus. Better common … Continue reading

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Red and purple and bean Christmas

This year, my bean screen forms part of the Christmas decorations, twining up through the Christmas lights, standing silhouetted in front of the Bull Banksia’s serrated leaves, even curving around the nearly-full moon. Merry Christmas, to all those folk I … Continue reading

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The heart of stars – Happy solstice everyone!

This year’s summer solstice (in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the winter solstice in the Northern) is at 1711 hours GMT on the 21st of December, or about 1:11 am on the 22nd, Perth time. So pretty much right now-ish (depending … Continue reading

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Friday photo – Wirewood seeds

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Fermented brown gold (the story of my weed bins)

During the heatwaves I still have garden work to do, but it all gets done by 7 am or maybe 8 am at the very latest. The rest of the day will be a writeoff! Many of the jobs are … Continue reading

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