Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Simpson Shadehouse - Adelaide Botanic Gardens

27 September 2010

Today's koala

We have a koala-favoured tree by our front gate which is frequented by this female.  But this is the first time she's been back since autumn.  We had koalas visit our previous garden.  Here are some pictures I took in 2007.  It's amazing how they manage to sleep and not fall and how they can ascend and eat at the top of trees.  They're also quite good leapers from branch to branch.   But mostly they just eat gum leaves and sleep (a lot)!

24 September 2010

Eucalyptus torquata flowers

Eucalyptus torquata flowers (sometime about spring 2008)

I grew this!

Agathis robusta, cones and leaves
Many years ago I chanced upon a fresh agathis (kauri pine) cone in a park.  When I split it there were a number of seeds inside some of which germinated.  This is a picture of one of the trees that resulted.  It was about 10 metres high at the time (summer 2008) and these were its first cones.  This photo was taken (with 10x zoom) from beneath the tree looking up into the outer canopy.

19 September 2010

Courtney Robb "Games"

Courtney Robb recorded at Higher Ground Art Cafe, Adelaide, South Australia on 2 September 2010 as part of SCALA's Original Music Showcase ( I was privileged to be there to record this brilliant version.

Borage in the garden

Borage flowers, spring 2010

16 September 2010

Georges Brassens - Les copains d'abord

Projet Brassens (English)
Georges Brassens (French)
Georges Brassens  (22 October 1921 - 29 October 1981) was a popular French singer/songwriter. Les Copains d'Abord is one of his most popular songs.  There's a very useful discussion and translation of the song at: The songs of Georges Brassens with English translation. This video is taken from a concert at Bobino in Paris, France, on 19 January 1972. Brassens is surprised when the orchestra joins in on the song towards the end.

13 September 2010

12 September 2010

Walking in Blackwood Forest Recreation Park

Photo by Jane, 12 September 2010
Spring blossom in the park
Blackwood Forest Recreation Park, 12 September 2010

04 September 2010

Courtney Robb "(s)Hit Song"

This is a great new song from Courtney Robb that she debuted at SCALA's venue at Higher Ground Last Thursday (2nd September 2010).

01 September 2010