Took an age to dry today, even in Lahore’s mild winter.
– bags of pasta now in the fridge.
Such a spectacular find, two fell out of the roof top grape vine today. Hoping for some adult moths to come.
– leaf fall late Autumn, Berlin – 2013
– sunlight in a rooftop bedroom, Florence.
Dockside building , Arsenale, Venice.
Arsenale, Venice – October 2013
The Monsoon garden grows amok!
– newly stacked old flower pots at the back of the house.
In the course of moving things around yesterday a pair of large Kraits were spotted around the compost bins. I have my doubts as none were found later and everything was moved about. Kraits have a reputation for seeking shelter indoors in the rains. Their bite gives rise to 100% Mortality, when left untreated. They bite and hold on, tiny fangs pumping a surprising amount of venom for a smaller snake. Their neurotoxin causes no immediate discomfort and is often dismissed until full paralysis sets in. They have been known to bite people in their sleep, who then never wake up.
– a small potted Clerdendron splendens climber sits atop the compost bins.
We moved all the spare pots during monsoon rains yesterday and made space for yet another compost bin.
Compost is the absolute essence of my garden, not that I produce any where near enough of it. I can see and feel it transforming the ground into something magical, spiritual even and definitely alchemical. This is the dark and friable philosophers stone. It’s nutrients visibly flow up into the plants and it’s other complexities meld with the plants feeding roots in symbiosis. Making and using compost has become one of my greatest gardening pleasures. What can beat the satisfaction of a full and healthy compost heap?
Such an abundance of coloured chalks, simple, emotive and so much potential!
– from the Guardian, UK.
– at “The Pier-2 Art Centre”, C1 Gallery, No.1, Dayong Rd., Yancheng Dist., Kaohsiung City 803, Taiwan
– a touring show curated by Dr Ming Turner
showing “Domestic Displacements” HDR photographs