Spring Morning

I was out into the garden just after five am. There was a gentle light, but a warmness to the air. Their was barely any dew on the grass. The garden was fresh, but comfortably warm and the day ahead was possibly going to be hot. A flock of galahs settled on the neighbours roof … Continue reading Spring Morning

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

2019 With the very, very mild winter we had this year I had a feeling that November would bring rain - and it did. By late October we were filling the water tanks again and November has proven to be a wetter month. This is a welcome thing as with the extra sun and bursts … 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