Posts Tagged ‘garden’

I love my day job!

Posted: April 21, 2018 by Mo Crow in gardening, It's Crow Time
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Old Man Crow and I work as horticulturists to pay the rent, keep food on the table & has the added bonus of keeping our feet firmly planted in the ground. This is a photo of me with a Peppercorn (Schinus molle) we planted two years ago to send to another customer as I want to plant one in her garden for shade. I love the aromatic foliage,  graceful habit and small pink berries.
‘Garden Advisory Service’ by Michael Leunig

Hoya

Posted: December 14, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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the Hoya is flowering!
such wild things!
this one is making a valiant effort
the garden is providing a lot of solace on Monday a dear friend had surgery for a football sized tumor on her ovaries (removed successfully & it was benign thank goodness), yesterday another good friend needed a tarot reading and a good long talk starting with tea and cake at midday finishing off many hours later with a fine wine just on sunset
there is comfort in stitching Reaching for the Stars
we have 11 days off in a row from Dec 22nd to January 2nd look forward to lots of reading, watching movies, catching up with friends, going to the beach and just letting this old year go!

there’s no place like home

Posted: November 16, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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the real estate agent is doing the half yearly house inspection this morning
we tidied up a bit so please come in and have a look around
Fiona Dempster’s Imagine Peace weathergram
afternoon sun in the lounge room
the crepe myrtle branch seasoning for the dream
studio space with xmas card in production
Honesty
the stairs with Mia Illuzia’s 7 hag stones and Barry Smith’s water buffalo horn talisman for peace and love
Old Man Crow working on a new song in his music room
afternoon sun through the wrought iron on the front verandah
the Jacaranda from two doors up purpling the view from the bedroom window with two species of Brugmansia, the garden has grown a lot in 9 years
Fiona’s Imagine Peace weathergram at the back door
Hoya flower
the Gardenias are flowering madly, the scent is divine
x fingers we’ll be here for a good while yet!

we can still call this place home

Posted: May 23, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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on Friday the landlady and the real estate agent visited for the annual inspection of our beautiful old lady of a house so we tidied up, come in & have a look around
lounge room
studio space
dining room
industrial storage shelves
Kenny the Confuser III (thrice reincarnated iMac)
view from the bedroom window, the Brugmansias and the neighbour’s Jacaranda almost obscure the view of the back door across the lane this has taken 8 & 1/2 years and it’s still framed!
upstairs verandah
the Bougainvillea has nearly disguised our wobbly front fence
Old Man Crow enjoying the back garden
our landlady was very impressed, looks like we’ll be here for a good while yet
thanks for visiting!

Lotus light

Posted: May 7, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Lotus light (Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens) Mo17
Lotus light (detail) Mo17

honouring with Honesty

Posted: April 27, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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the Honesty seeds planted on the 11th of April are sprouting on Ariel’s grave
three tiny seedlings emerging
Honesty seedlings sown on the Equinox

fading

Posted: December 7, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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magnolia-grandiflora-little-gem-dec-16a fading Magnolia grandiflora “Little Gem”
magnolia-little-gem-dec-16the fade deepening
magnolia-little-gem-fade-3-mo-16letting go
love how the postcard of “Rainbow Warrior” by April White reflects the blue tile of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
garden-dec-16Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem in flower with 2 giant Bromeliads (Alcantarea extensa) in the back garden