Sunrise in the valley; 7.June 2012
Winter, June, Camellia japonica, silky pink Can Can shows off its delicate flowers.
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
The time to harvest Mandarins and Oranges;
In winter the sun is very welcome in the kitchen nook;
Sun and shade are still playing with the huge Heliconia leaves...
We have a Little Garden
WE have a little garden,
A garden of our own,
And every day we water there
The seeds that we have sown.
WE love our little garden,
And tend it with such care,
You will not find a faced leaf
Or blighted blossom there.
Cotoneaster's fresh red berries are ready for the birds..
Winter is the time to look forward to harvest Rollinia or Brazilian custard apples;
...a ripe one, ready to eat...
...the white flesh is very delicious, the texture and taste similar to the Soursop, perhaps not as tangy.
We have now plenty of Navel Oranges. Every winter I make some candid Orange peel.
Easy, 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, a few Oranges, cook slowly until the rind is soft and no syrup left.
Dry the peel on a rack and then coat with sugar; finished.
"And this our life, exempt from public haunt
Find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones and good in everything."
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
...they flower on and on and on...
The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.
The variegated leaves of the shell ginger;
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The wonderful curtain of the weeping Casuarina;
How could one go past without admiring the beautiful trunks of the gum trees...
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Want to know your bugs in the garden, this is the book...
Believe it or not:
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.