Tuesday, November 3, 2009

strange Fruit pt 3

When the bees swarm out of the new hive and settle in a nearby tree, repeat steps 1-4.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Strange Fruit pt 2

How to catch bees.

1. Don the funny suit.
2. Ready yourself with bucket and whacking stick.
3. Give the branch a confident whack.
4. Ask bees nicely to enter their new home... which they did for a while, but then...............

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Strange Fruit

Woke this morning to find this large, buzzing ball hanging from one of our plumb trees. Luckily we know some people who are into bees.

More on the "Saturday wasted catching bees" tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A walk to the Falls

We recently had some Dutch relatives staying for a few days. We took them for a stroll down to our town's eponymous Wentworth Falls.
Sometimes we forget there are places like this within walking distance of our front door.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Slightly Aphrodite?

I was looking for ages for a mannequin that I could mosaic tile some clothes on and put in the garden. When we found this we thought it was too good for that so it lives in the hallway pretending to be a precious Greek antiquity. We like it, but I often wonder whether people think it's a bit odd having a naked shopfront dummy in the house!?

Just to be sure she doesn't get too far above her station she is occasionally put to work as a hat stand.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Winter Rain

Hard to believe in a few months we'll be hiding from the summer sun under this, as yet unfinished veranda roof.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garage slab formwork

We're building a garage at the back of our place, and this is some of the extravagant formwork for the concrete slab. More pics here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thought I'd show some of my REJECTED application to Sculpture By The Sea before I go back to proper City Photo stuff.

                            Oh well, better think of something better for next year.