A found still life, Euphorbia lambii…

A found still life Euphorbia lambii

A found still life with Euphorbia lambii – nothing to do with Jacqui! This interesting plant has the propensity to become something of a weed in Tasmania as it is in parts of Italy. I struggled over many seasons to grow it in W.A. and here it self seeds and just grows, lovely!

The first peacock chick of the year – 2016

the first peacock chick to appear this year 2016

This is the first peacock chick to appear this year and mum was very close by. This image was shot with a telephoto lens so as not to get too close. Wikipedia tells me that peachicks are born in clutches of between four and six eggs as an average but this year two hens have only one chick each…

Through the packing shed…

Through-the-packing-shed

Wether or not it has anything to do with the old adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away I remain undecided but as long as I can remember we have always eaten an apple and sometimes several apples a day. Since we moved to Tasmania most of our apples have come from our ageing granny smith tree in the back garden or from Lee’s orchard in Dilston. The apples and pears of various varieties have been of consistantly good quality always having a freshness of flavour and juiciness. Which is more than I can say from the occasional forced purchases from Coles and Woolies. Sometimes when not being able to visit the Harvest or Evendale markets we drive up to Dilston and buy our supplies directly from Lee’s orchard packing shed. One cloudy day a month so ago we made such a trip and just as we parked by the packing shed the sun came out and bathed the apple trees in the late winter light needless to say I grabbed the camera and click. A few minutes later it rained…