Living in a forest

I live on a mountain in a forest. The through the trees there are lights that are from the town down the mountain. I live in the forest because I love it. I am horrified at the idea of tearing down the trees to get a better view of what is beyond the . . . → Read More: Living in a forest


When I was last down in Melbourne, I was given half a dozen succulents with some instructions that some needed repotting soon. With all the rain, one of them has taken off, doubling in size over a week or two. So I repotted the two bigger ones. I need to get some dirt to repot . . . → Read More: Succulents

new plants

I have never much liked the plants on the south planter. So I chose to replace them. I had picked out two plants to use with Keat the previous weekend, but the nursery had sold the second plant type, so I used ones that are all the same. They have grown to two or three . . . → Read More: new plants

The new plant

Well, the old plant never look healthy after moving house. Late last week it finally succumbed. So on the weekend I headed off with Keat to wander the nurseries. We started out in Penrith, where is a nursery that specializes in natives. Then we went back to the nursery where she works. There they had . . . → Read More: The new plant

Lighthouse - Proteaceae Adenathos

Well I cut out one of the plants in the planter box and replaced it with another native. And then it rained lots, over 5cm. So the plant is very happy.

Japanese Gate in Auburn

I visited the gardens and took a photo of this gate.

It has been used in a mashup.

and also as an image in a LARP game: Thank you for making your photo Creative Commons! I have used it to represent the Auburn Botanical Gardens in my roleplaying game.

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