Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Our home amongst the trees

I've just been down to our mango trees and, before the Spectacled Flying Foxes find them(!), picked a couple of ripening fruit - our first for a couple of years as last year was a very bad one for mangoes and we didn't get a single fruit from our half dozen trees.

Then I looked up the slope and thought it made a nice picture, looking at the corner of our house.  At the bottom you'll see the top of the hut for the bore pump - all our beautiful water is pumped up from a clear underground spring, just 7 metres down.

Luckily I had the camera with me but unfortunately missed getting a photo of a pair of beautiful King Parrots which I disturbed from one of the jakfruit trees.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jade Vine

Just when we thought our beautiful Jade and Flame-of-the-forest Vines were finished for the year I spotted a flash of green through the trees and found this lovely Jade Vine flower!