Revisiting Phases of Abundance

We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following of Uncle Bill's guidelines. There is of course an inherent kind of logic to it … Continue reading Revisiting Phases of Abundance

November Observations – Petit Paradis

2018 Frogs callingĀ  throughout the night again after a few weeks break. Most of them are concentrated in and around the greywater filter pond. First Citrus Swallowtail sighted for the year in the garden. Tomato bush rampant with growth and flowers and fruit nearly starting to mature closer to December. Black Ducks were emerging with … Continue reading November Observations – Petit Paradis

The Park Life

I sat in the park today and tried to be a little more 'present' than I have been capable of at home. Though the Little Fellas did not ease up on the distractions, it was pleasant to see the park with 'new eyes', much like being a tourist. I even walked back to the house … Continue reading The Park Life

October obs

1st week of October - hatchling Wood Ducks out and about at Eyre Park. 4 th Oct - First Diamond Back moth sighted. 5th Oct - first Orchard Swallowtail spotted in the garden. Twenty-eight Spotted Bugs around the garden. 6th Oct - First cicada heard in the garden. I thought I heard one yesterday while … Continue reading October obs

2018 Aussie Backyard Bird Count

I've been a little remiss. Well, quite a lot, but in this instance it is in regard to this years Aussie Backyard Bird CountĀ  for National Bird Week in Australia, which finishes tomorrow, the 28th of October. Mrs PP and the Little Fellas have been doing some of the counts and they get better at … Continue reading 2018 Aussie Backyard Bird Count