Natives

The last path

March 28, 2019 // 4 Comments

When I was a young teenager my friend introduced me to “The Last Waltz”, a recording of the last live performance of a Canadian band simply called “The Band” (which [...]

H is for honey

February 25, 2019 // 2 Comments

OK this isn’t about a full-on harvest as such. But it’s a bit like picking those first five apricots off a young tree. It’s a bit of a celebration. Especially if it’s [...]

Mosaic season

June 4, 2018 // 5 Comments

I got the title from this quote by Stanley Horowitz: “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” As we [...]

Autumn hues

April 19, 2018 // 4 Comments

No long stories today – just a photo essay of our goings-ons as we go through the brief patch of autumn between our long summer and long winter. We are still having nice [...]

Bush tucker frenzy

March 22, 2018 // 2 Comments

I think it’s important to incorporate some local fruits and other edibles, as well as other beneficial local plants in the garden. Some of these produce some really [...]

Boys and their toys

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was very fortunate that my sister gave me a great gift voucher for my birthday. This enabled me to acquire one of the most useful implements I have had in a long time – [...]

Out for a duck

October 19, 2017 // 3 Comments

As I mentioned before – Spring is a short-lived experience in our area. The ground goes from soft slippery clay to hard cracked shards within a week or two. So by now the [...]