Posted on May 27, 2021
My amateur efforts photographing the full moon / lunar eclipse last night (first 5 photos). I got tired and went to bed before it ended so the last photo is actually of the moon tonight. All as seen from our back yard.
Posted on April 25, 2020
Our Jacaranda tree looks rather grand from this angle but move around about 90 degrees and you’d see that half the tree is missing, thanks to the way it has been trimmed to allow for the power lines that run past it. We’ve lived here for almost 3 years, the tree was planted and being cut well before we arrived.
Every year it generously drops it’s beautiful mauve flowers to decorate the yard with, as well as those large round pods containing the papery seeds. They fall on our lawn and never become new little trees.
I’ve collected and planted some of the seeds in a pot filled with ordinary potting mix and a few actually germinated (shown above). These grandbabies will be the first of many I’ll grow.
Posted on January 21, 2020
A spur of the moment road trip last week after a morning trip to Melbourne. We ended up spending the rest of the day stopping here and there along the Great Ocean Road, from Torquay to Port Campbell. The smoke from the Gippsland and other fires (hundreds of kilometres away) is more visible in the sunset photo, but our drive all over the state was marked by the ever present haze.
Posted on July 30, 2019
Rather, a fabulously refreshing day in the garden, especially after planting some of the below plants the day before into our work in progress – a garden, with a path that winds through, complete with cubby house, teepee which is soon to be shelter to a sandpit, an old swing and a couple of raised beds exclusively for the kids to plant in… so far.
Posted on November 28, 2018
Pear tree from our old garden in Rushworth. I don’t remember this one fruiting in the 18 months we were here (it probably did though!) but I do remember the lovely old beurre bosc pear tree I had in another yard in South Australia, beautiful sweet fruit.
Posted on November 14, 2018
On one of our walks at Ramco Point, which is tucked away between the Murray River and Hart Lagoon in the Riverland region of South Australia.
Posted on November 6, 2018
Some have mistaken this for purple cabbage, but it is in fact an heirloom brussel sprout plant I grew in a previous garden, although not too successfully if you count harvest as success (but I’m pretty happy with the photos).
I’m not sure why the brussel sprouts didn’t form as expected. The leaves are also edible, but they’re a little tougher than something like spinach; I’ve used them in a soup once before (stay tuned).
They were growing in a pot in the shade over the Summer as I’d planted them too late the season before. I moved them back into the garden when the weather cooled down.
If you have experience or tips growing brussel sprouts, I’d love to hear from you.
Posted on October 29, 2018
Part of the scrub that surrounded our place in Winkie, South Australia, an extension of the garden, where we often wandered.
Posted on October 19, 2018
Pink Galahs enjoying the rain (photos from Rushworth, Victoria, video from Leeton, New South Wales).
Posted on July 18, 2018
Wood Wood, Victoria, last Saturday morning at around 8am. A cosy -2 degrees celcius.
Posted on February 1, 2018
Photos taken earlier this morning after midnight, almost 2 hours apart near Tycannah rest area between Narrabri and Moree, and just south of Narrabri at the Sir William Bridges Rest Area in outback New South Wales, Australia – the end of the lunar eclipse (partial) and the full moon afterwards.
Posted on September 21, 2016
Photos from Middle Man’s garden a few months ago.