Dogs at play

Saturday, 17 October 2009
Nina Bella and Spike

Nina Bella and Spike

These lovely, sweet-tempered dogs belong to friends (hereinafter referred to as R&F to protect their privacy).

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Red clover (& obligatory skink)

Monday, 12 October 2009
Trifolium pratense (Red clover)

Trifolium pratense (Red clover)

This is a two-year-old Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), grown from seeds (and Rhizobia inoculum) supplied by Green Harvest Organic Gardening Supplies.

It’s a pretty plant but not altogether suited to the purpose for which I acquired it: providing the rabbits with food all year round. Red clover is a biennial and its growth slows down to a crawl during winter. Of course, the plant is absolutely flourishing now that it’s Spring.

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Noisy miner and dragonthing

Saturday, 10 October 2009
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner)

Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner)

I happened to have the camera in my hands, ready for action, when I saw this Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala) with its face in my apple tree. It flew away as soon as it noticed my presence.

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Boring statistics: WCG

Friday, 9 October 2009

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This is the current status of my World Community Grid effort.

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More skinks

Monday, 5 October 2009
Eulamprus quoyii

Eulamprus quoyii

I took this series of photos of Eulamprus quoyii (Eastern Water Skink) late this morning. This animal is about three-quarters the size of the one featured in a previous post, has never dropped its tail and has all its limbs intact.

The orangey colour of the concrete is a legacy of the recent dust storms.

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