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)!
25 September 2010
24 September 2010
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
16 September 2010
Espace Georges Brassens (English)
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.
15 September 2010
13 September 2010
12 September 2010
11 September 2010
10 September 2010
Gorgeous colour photos taken in the black and white age. See also: