The Memory of Trees

On and off, I have been steadily mulching my way through ute-loads of 'green waste'. It is the time of the local council green waste street verge collection. In multiple acts of irony I have been relocating branches from fallen trees at our other house and my parents and carting them back to our house … Continue reading The Memory of Trees

Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

Autumn. From previous years observations I have noticed that there is a tendency for the Flycatchers to be on the move and more active in places where perhaps they are not at other times of the year. This usually means more frequent visits into urban gardens. We've had the Grey Fantails around and the Willy … Continue reading Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

The Rain, the Muse & the Start of Winter

I have been dreaming of compost. I'm not sure why. After the recent winds came the rain. Slowly. But it really hit this afternoon and then settled in. I heard the tank pump working this morning and I'm sure it would have pumped more water up to the header tanks by this afternoon. The neighbours … Continue reading The Rain, the Muse & the Start of Winter

Rainwater

How fantastic it is to be able to finally shower with filtered rainwater. To know that the water we have been using has been sitting in the tanks waiting for us over the months prior to us moving in. It was early January when the plumber and I met on a sunny afternoon to make … Continue reading Rainwater

A Happy Hum

The Tahitian Lime is in full swing. By that I mean it is humming! It is laden with fruit and is experiencing another wave of the most wonderfully perfumed flowers. These are being visited by hoards of bees which literally have the tree humming in the warm afternoon light. It is a joy visually as … Continue reading A Happy Hum