Category Archives: Design from Patterns to Details

Can’t see the wood for the trees.

January Update 2019

A bright, shiny, new Year. So much has occurred. So much continues to occur. Somewhere in the middle of the month we crossed over into our first year of living here in Tillellan. Firstly, in the garden. I have concentrated … Continue reading

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High in the Skies . . .

This is an image of the Little Eagle being mobbed by an Australian Raven recently, about midday. There were also magpies involved and it was quite a scene given that it is the height of breeding season for many birds … Continue reading

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Frog Pools in the Garden

Recently we shifted our small bowls and pool bowls into the vegetable garden to encourage the local frog population into the garden itself. We visited the local pond to collect some gambusia or Mosquito fish. These are an introduced species … Continue reading

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The Flowing of the Water

This Little Fella has seen the rise and demise of our previous garden and is now witnessing the revitalising of the soil at Tillellan and the new evolution into what is to come. Here we are happy to be tapping … Continue reading

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July Update :Sun, Rain & Little Rock, AR

  What a month. The entry of Winter and with some decent rain showers and the occasional hail it asserted its arrival. We’ve still had  some wonderful sunny days however. From Sunday the 8th of July to the 12th we … Continue reading

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Wood Ducks, Patience and Working at Heights

The local Wood Ducks are seeking higher ground. It’s going to be a sore point this year. Our chimneys are gone. The ducks loved our chimneys. They would stand atop them and croon and quack and carry on with one … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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