Derrick reckons he knows. So Derrick if you are sure, give me the initials of the next closest town. I am beginning to find out something. When I post something that is a part of a sequence I really need to tell some people that there was a preceding post and if you don’t look at that post then this one will not make sense. … Continue reading I’m still there!
I only learnt the whole story later and I could tell it to you the way it was revealed to me; but I won’t. I’ll tell it how it happened. He was probably early sixties – give or take a lifetime. He walked into the small country hotel, sat on a bar stool and ordered a half measure of scotch. He had an offsider with … Continue reading The Man in the Bar
Where am I? Don’t answer; I’ll let you know all in good time. Just give me a day or two. And if you know for sure Don’t spoil it. You can say you know but don’t tell. Continue reading Where am I?
I guess if the basement gets flooded or the house suffers from rising damp you must build a chimney to fix the problem. Especially if you are out in the forest and the tradesmen won’t visit. Of course all the bird can see is the top and that doesn’t make much sense at all. Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be … Continue reading Go ant go!
100 ks south of Ballarat. Continue reading Victoria – Western District.
My recent expedition into the world of mushrooms and their friends has switched on a new interest. I will begin by quoting from the extract to a 200 page book on the topic; ‘The Biology of Fungi’ by C. T. Ingold and H. J. Hudson. Fungi as mutualistic symbionts A wide range of fungi live in mutualistic associations with plants. The best known of these symbioses … Continue reading Fungi are worth the effort.
This is where I went today. And I took a lot of photos. But they didn’t please me because there was a crowd of people and I really should go back and take my time. The workshop for the first two hours was really interesting. Then we went for a wander through scrub that yesterday would have looked to have nothing new to excite my … Continue reading Fun at the fungi workshop.
It is necessary to burn the litter of fallen eucalypt bark. It contains so much flammable oil it needs to be burnt at the start of winter while it is still dry enough to burn because if it is left until Spring it will become a fire hazard. It is now the first week of Winter. Continue reading Smoke!
About four kms from the bird sanctuary is a small canyon called the Devil’s Kitchen. In spring I will return because that is when the hawks will be feeding their chicks. I didn’t see any hawks there today. Continue reading Devil’s Kitchen
I went for a drive SW from Ballarat. About 30km. I found a new nature reserve. I walked around to the other side of this pond and saw a Scarlet Robin who had his back turned to me and I had to really crank up my camera to catch him. Then I saw a fungus doing its very best to eat an old tree stump. … Continue reading Bird Sanctuary. Linton.