Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jacaranda Carpet

lying down amongst Jacaranda Merewether
This morning the Jacarandas at the end of the street had carpeted
the grass with blooms.  It took a little coaxing to get Isla to
lie on the dew wet grass but she grudgingly agreed - maybe that's why she's not smiling!
Jacaranda blossoms on grass
Jacaranda blossom carpet the grass.
Have learned a lesson about warming up the models - this shoot
was impromtu - we had to put down our spoons during breakfast
and run up the street - before the blooms faded in the sun.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday in Spring 2013

The 12 chickens are eager to get out for breakfast and lay their eggs

This is the steel chicken coop - it works really well and keeps them safe at night - plus it is simple to clean.

Here is one of the silver wyandottes I bought from the NSW show - can you tell she is a show bird?

Here is the new laying house for the chickens to lay their eggs
it is an old dog kennel I got from the side of the road.

Look at how the tree ferns shade the egg house!

You can see how the tree ferns are thriving -
they all shed some fronds in the extreme heat over the last week.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Oil Painting

Isla holding up the oil paint after she has used it all in her painting.
Nothing better than getting hold of some oil paints and learning the difference between "washes off in water" and "washes off after you try a few different solvents" - still, managed a great result and learned that all of the colours mixed together come out a sort of olive/brown.

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