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  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    I was inspired to capture Tiger by your leaping cat who looks like a super-hero.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    About to pinch your peg.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hebe,

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    OK, while the cats are having a run in autumn….

    Autumn, well known season for practising sit-ups.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

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    Moon’s up.

    Few cobwebs on it.

    Google earth on a back lit forest pansy leaf or two

    I like those leaf veins.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Brushes for those cobwebs

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Some time before moon-up

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    trees company...

    Signs of winter’s approach …

    ... that looks like a good deal!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7948 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Hebe,

    Two metres??? We have 12 metres and wondering if that will be enough!

    I wish I had a fireplace at all. Next house. But I can't complain about the heating in here, we have HRV ventilation and above/below insulation. The HRV is doing it's thing at the moment, it's really an autumn/spring thing. Just enough sun to give me warm air to push down. In winter the roof space temperature is less than the house so it switches off. In summer the house is hotter than we want, so it switches off. By "off" I mean it goes into the lowest air exchange setting, so it still keeps the air fresh.

    My folks have the same setup in a big high ceiling villa. We all noticed how much more effective the open fireplace became when they put in the ventilation system. I speculate that's for 2 reasons - the air is drier, and the positive pressure created by the air pumps forces into the fire, which roars on only smaller amounts of fuel.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10657 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

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    You're all thoroughly inspiring with your photos. My very very modest contribution was captured yesterday, it's a collection of leaves and flowers my kids picked up while walking.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

    Three colours – Red.

    Pretty sure this is the 'real' Boston ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) cf.last week's question and discussion on autumnal ivy/creepers on the Summertime thread. 'Real' because it's unreal, a verbal tool of US imperialism - the plant comes from Japan and adjacent east Asia, and isn't ivy. But ...

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Firewood and cats you say - that's what this thread's about?

    OK then - neighbour's tabby checks out its camouflage against different parts of my woodshed.

    I got in 4 cu.metres of bluegum and ditto pine in January to ensure the gum is well dry before I need it. No other source of heating other than passive solar, all my water-heating for ~4 months also. With a little left over from last winter, should be good for one and a half winters at least, two if they are on the mild side.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • kalypso,

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    The offspring's reaction to the arrival of firewood - "Oh no!" (because they had to help stack it). No cat photos here - our orange kitty of 17 years took the final trip to the vet a couple of weeks ago :(

    Auckland • Since Apr 2010 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to ChrisW,

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    ‘Real’ because it’s unreal, a verbal tool of US imperialism – the plant comes from Japan and adjacent east Asia, and isn’t ivy. But …

    You reminded me of my fav’ ivy covered building at this time of year, if not the contents there in.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    ^^ Creepy creepy!


    drop on a leaf


    and lichen, don't forget lichen

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Jos,

    don’t forget lichen

    I liken your lichen.

    ;-)

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

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    Or was it seaweed?

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    hard to keep up with this autumn variety, what a bounty!

    more lichen
    plants defy footpath repairs
    just lying around

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Jos,

    Or was it seaweed?

    double take for a moment there.....

    Jackson, we haven't had a fish thread yet.....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to kalypso,

    No cat photos here – our orange kitty of 17 years took the final trip to the vet a couple of weeks ago :(

    perhaps a memorial picture of orange kitty from autumns past?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2700 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

    my fav’ ivy covered building at this time of year, if not the contents there in.

    Who/what are the contents?
    Not keen on natural light through the windows it would seem, nor fussed on the usability of those old-fashioned fire-escape thingies.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Hebe,

    Mantis sizes up a peg on the washing line this afternoon.

    Gravid female - you &/or yours' may find the little eggcase around that area (brown, white tops on each egg, abt. a cm long/half that high...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to Islander,

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    And after the egg-case - maybe lots of little mantises?
    Here's a nymph emerging from its egg-cell, one of the last of its siblings to do so, one for each of the pale stripes on the case.

    A minute or two later, it's off to make its way in the world.

    What are the chances for this cute little baby!?

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to ChrisW,

    What are the chances for this cute little baby!?

    Lovely Chris!
    I used to collect mantis cases & raise the bubs…the chances of survival?
    V. bloody slim: they eat each other & the adults eat them (as well many unrelated predators…)
    But I still like ’em – they are fascinating insects-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

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    Grape and fig know that autumn is fully here, while the alder beyond is still in denial

    Grape especially.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 851 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Islander,

    you &/or yours' may find the little eggcase around that area

    I found some egg-cases on the front window frame (full sun all day) when I was doing some scorched-earth gardening beside the house yesterday (total clear-out because we must find all the quake cracks in the foundations).

    Love all these woodpiles, verdant views, flaming creepers, cats, and lichen/seaweed. Has anyone a fine woodshed to share? I seek inspiration for the next project.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

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