Today (August 25) is Daffodil Day, daffodils being the icon associated with cancer awareness and fundraising for an eventual cure. You can get involved, donate or buy badges and sponsored bunches of flowers to show your support: This seems to be a traditional model (sorry, I have yet to identify the designer) but is related […]
I am seriously attempting to perfect the “rose” form in Origami. In my mind, there is no better master of this flower than Naomiki Sato: I bought his book (and DVD) entitled “Rose” and am determined to work though the various forms presented therein. This is called his “first pentagonal rose” and I can see […]
Winter is for hearty food, stews and seasonal root veg: With such open food importing and trade however we see every vegetable and fruit available all year round. Peru grows my Asparagus, Venezuela exports my Fennel and China supplies my Carrots at the moment.
Orchids are such extravagant structures – few more showy than a Catalaya: This cluster will be something else, but just for now it is beautiful all on it’s own.
Michael and Jane invited us to celebrate their wedding today: We were happy to attend a lovely service at the Chapel at my work (a workplace for both in times gone past). The bride was beautiful, the groom as well. Lovely service with a reception to follow later this afternoon.
I want to pretend that we have a discernible Autumn in Brisbane, indeed there is a moderation of temperatures, but we lack the temperature drops and seasonal flora to clearly mark the change of season: Having been places that have deciduous trees, and seen the glorious colour changes in leaves from yellow to red and […]
On the the pleasures (there are many) of visiting Japan at the moment is the onset of spring, and the flowering of cherry blossom trees: I remember vividly the glorious show, in colours from deep red to white/lemon, trees around Kyoto and Miyajima being particularly lovely.
“Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy….”: There were fewer chilling cinematic moments than the last conscious moments of HAL, the conflicted computer in Kubrick’s 2001 A Space Odyssey. The slow disappearance of cognisance is so beautifully portrayed.
So I was on the phone to my mum, as you do, and she asked if I could make Scotch Thistles out of origami: