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Cleaning Up the Garden: a Passage into Winter

During the past several weekends, I have been cleaning up my garden to prepare for the coming winter months. Bit by bit, I approached this annual seasonal project: I pulled up the remaining pepper and tomato plants, pruned bushes and shrubs, dumped potting soil into the compost bin and pile, put away chairs and tables, and swept the deck. 315 more words


Community Open Day - newly upgraded Alexandra Canal

This morning I went to the Community Open Day celebrating the newly upgraded Alexandra Canal & other works beside Tempe Recreation Reserve.

The event was opened by an indigenous man who said the area was near enough to the meeting point of three indigenous tribes.  1,478 more words

Urban Wildlife

Go FIGure!

On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry. Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 1,061 more words

Daily Life

Raised footpath to protect significant tree

I was really happy to see that the Inner West Council is installing a raised wooden footpath over the tree roots of one of the significant Fig trees in Camperdown Oval.  172 more words

Urban Forest


When my son was in middle school, many years ago, his principle described him as “extraordinary.” It was a great word for her to use because it sounds really good to be extraordinary. 848 more words


The Fig Tree and Zacchaeus


This blog post is different than my usual pictorial based posts. I have been wanting to write this post since I started this blog several years ago. 1,080 more words

Our Brisbane Life

Monkeys and Vines in the West Bali National Park

The forest was incredibly humid, even for Bali.  We were tramping through thick, squishy mud, surrounded by thick bushes and tough trees, following our guide on a vaguely discernible path through the jungle. 2,229 more words