Continue reading “The Lilac Timetable”
When I woke up Granny had grinned at me from the glass on the washbasin, now her teeth are wedged in a piece of marmalade toast. I know she won’t bite but am wary of this person who a week ago was a relative stranger.
Continue reading “Street Photography – Plant Portraits”
People are the focus of most of my photography – either candid portraits or on the street.
But my walks have been solitary so I’ve had to stalk a different kind of subject.
Continue reading “Garden Plans – Up Date”
The site sketch for the garden is on the left. Tame, easy care … boring. My ideas and scribbles are on the right – no instant lawn and easy care planting for me.
It’s the seagulls that alert me. When there’s a swarm of them close to shore, I know what’s arriving in my home port in Lyttelton, New Zealand. They fight and cackle and I stand at my window watching fishermen off load their catch …
… or I used to.
Continue reading “Seeds of Change”
This virus has turned the world upside down.
I’m hoping, in time, we’ll be able to blame it for some really positive sustainable and environmental changes.
Continue reading “Salt Pans Vietnam”
Daily I season my meals with it
But, when food comes in packages, it’s easy to be ignorant and disconnected from its source.
Continue reading “Blurred Lines”
Living in uncertain times
Continue reading “Foraging for Compost”
Growing a garden requires planning for a future by responding to the conditions of the present.
Continue reading “Gardening as Art”
Viewing rice terraces in the northern mountains of Vietnam is like being in an enormous outdoor exhibition space.
Continue reading “What will become of this city?”
A collection of A4 prints on Canson® Infinity Rag Photographique.
Seeing photos in good quality print is a completely different experience from seeing them on screen.
Continue reading “Why blog?”
If it is not for economic gain, why