Category: wildlife

Week 31/2022: On birds and zinc

Week of 1 August 2022 On birds and zinc Friday was the start of the Beaker Street Festival, which is a ten-day science extravaganza across lutruwita/Tasmania. Lil Sis and I signed up to the session “Science and Storytelling at the Zinc Works” on Sunday, which was held at the...

Week 38/2021: a bird’s life

Week of 20 September 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Be more mindful and observant, and start to develop my capacity to explore. So, how did that go? I suppose like any new habit, paying more attention will take time to ingrain itself. But I...

21 for 2021: week 16

Week 16/2021: week of 19 April This week I started Chapter 4 of the Change Journal, which is called the Circle Trick. This is a technique by Sigur∂ur Ármannsson,  which Tim Jaudszims, the Change Journal author, says he has modified a bit. It asks you to list your tasks...

Day 10: No time no place to talk about the weather

Day 10: No time no place to talk about the weather Te Anau, New Zealand Te Anau, New Zealand Everything was go for our trip to Milford Sound this morning. We’d been checking the weather for this day ever since we’d arrived and it was going to be the...

Day 2: Christchurch

Day 2: Christchurch Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Day 2 began where Day 1 left off – on a plane! We got into Christchurch just after midnight. From there it was a fairly simple matter of getting through Customs, explaining what all the “yes” boxes were that we’d...

P365 – Day 285 – excursion (12/10/2011)

Juniordwarf’s class went on its first excursion today.  A bus trip to a nearby wildlife sanctuary, Bonorong Park. The school asked for parents to go along and help out, and I decided to volunteer. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a day with 40 or so kids,...

P365 – Day 78 my little piece of paradise

Regular visitors to pastpresentfuture might remember my post about the jungle down the side of Slabs’ shed. To recap, our back yard has a fenced off section behind Slabs’ home brew shed that is ‘mine’. I have my own tin shed, a sort of paved area out the front...

P365 – Day 45 – lemon tree

We planted our lemon tree in December 2009. Slabs, Juniordwarf and I spent the best part of an afternoon transferring soil into a huge planter box from the ute in the driveway. Today while Juniordwarf and I were out in the garden, I noticed some tiny green fruit on...

P365 – Day 25 a little guy

Today juniordwarf and I went to a friend’s house for a mothers group get-together. All the other kids were inside dressing up and juniordwarf was checking out his friend’s play area. He asked me to come over to him. When I got there I noticed this little guy hanging...