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LunaGreyhawk said:

Eerie, koi ponds are one of my favorite things; they always bring me a sense of calm and peace.  That’s a lovely orange fellow, there 💜.  


It’s very peaceful there. The falls make it even more so. Every Spring a little duck couple comes to nest. They are so cute.

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Eerie said:

It’s very peaceful there. The falls make it even more so. Every Spring a little duck couple comes to nest. They are so cute.


Ahem...

Eerie , your parents have a most magical place !

Please tell them someone from here said that...

You , and they are blessed with a most auspicious place !

( and there you are , in your avatar picture munching on fish...lol )

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Blackwolf said:

Ahem...

Eerie , your parents have a most magical place !

Please tell them someone from here said that...

You , and they are blessed with a most auspicious place !

( and there you are , in your avatar picture munching on fish...lol )


It’s so lovely there. I will indeed tell them. Thank you
And I’m smokin’ the fish

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Eerie said:

It’s so lovely there. I will indeed tell them. Thank you
And I’m smokin’ the fish


Smokin' yes...but do you not eat your own smoked fish ?

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Smokin' yes...but do you not eat your own smoked fish ?

......



Bahaha

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Luna, they are looking pretty healthy under your care. I think our flowers do quite well because we concentrate on soil quality (my wife Veronika has written a book on "Humus: The Black Gold of the Earth") because a humus-rich soil is like a strong immune system and plants draw from it as and when they need to through their own innate intelligence (so I reckon). Hence we have quite an extensive composting system.

Eerie, that pond looks so cool. I aim to put one in the centre of the new geodesic greenhouse I am currently building - my lockdown project - and here is a photo of the current state of the build (more pics on the forum "things we have made")

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“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

~ William Blake ~


My of my favorite blooming wildflower fields. It bridges summer & autumn beauty.


Such beautiful images, guys.

nomoth: you truly have a gift for capturing the essence of nature vs her outward appearance. I look forward to a book someday in the future.

Luna: Beautiful plants. I have grown practically all of mine from babies I root in the kitchen window sill, particularly the peace lillies. I had so many blooms this year, and had to transplant them twice, they grew so much.  My marble pothos has gotten so long I have the vines draped over my two front windows! They look like valances. Time to do something this fall!

Blue: Very lovely. Sunrises/sets are one of my favorites to shoot. I particularly care for the cotton candy skies of pink and blue like you've captured here.

Eerie: Koi ponds are so mesmerizing, and those koi look so healthy. Would love to have my own one day. The night shot is absolutely lovely.

Josh: I was curious as to how far you'd come on that project in regards to the triangles. I can't wait to see it complted. Thank you for sharing your progress with us all.

I hope I didn't forget anyone. Apologies if I did.

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Josh said:Luna, they are looking pretty healthy under your care. I think our flowers do quite well because we concentrate on soil quality (my wife Veronika has written a book on "Humus: The Black Gold of the Earth") because a humus-rich soil is like a strong immune system and plants draw from it as and when they need to through their own innate intelligence (so I reckon). Hence we have quite an extensive composting system.

Eerie, that pond looks so cool. I aim to put one in the centre of the new geodesic greenhouse I am currently building - my lockdown project - and here is a photo of the current state of the build (more pics on the forum "things we have made")


Thank you! My dad dug it out by hand, procured and positioned all of the rock, and put the pump in himself. It has been a 20 year labor of love.
A pond would be amazing in the center of your structure!

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Grevillea Robusta (Australian Silver Oak) in flower in our garden earlier this year.

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A hoopoe bird came to our kitchen window ...

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... and then it flew away.

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Oaks are my favorite tree, Josh. I have a 200 year old pin oak right outside the window beside my desk, and she is my inspiration many a day. That bird has quite the beak! Holes in the ground would pose no threat, I imagine. I love all the stone in your courtyard ( steps, et al ).

Thank you for sharing. I love seeing your habitat.

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Ahavati said:Oaks are my favorite tree, Josh. I have a 200 year old pin oak right outside the window beside my desk, and she is my inspiration many a day. That bird has quite the beak! Holes in the ground would pose no threat, I imagine. I love all the stone in your courtyard ( steps, et al ).

Thank you for sharing. I love seeing your habitat.



Thank you. Strictly the Grevillea is not of the genus of oak trees but it has several popular names all of which use it. It's a native tree of Eastern Australia and maybe the Aussies wanted to claim some extra kudos by using the name 'oak', then everyone else followed suit.
Our house is a 200 year old restored-from-a ruin granite farmhouse with some massive cut granite stones (a metre thick in the cellar) plus huge lintels over doorways and windows, plus (as you noticed) granite steps. You've given me an idea to photograph some of them and see if I can make them 'inspirational' enough to post.
I've found a pic from a couple of years ago which shows part of the south wall, a double lintel over the wood-store cellar door, and the wonderful skillfully haphazard stonework. How they lifted up these stones in the early 1800s I've no idea. You can see the join where the house was extended too.

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This is beautiful. I have always loved stone houses. The ones I stayed in seemed to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. I think old farmhouses and villas are so beautiful when restored.  

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Anyone else take a road trip to see the changing of the leaves anywhere? This is from the Blue Ridge here in North Carolina.


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