Lockdown 7

…in the current climate of heightened crafting …

..I think it is timely to remind you all NOT to run with the scissors….

…(…note the accumulation of items in my to-do crafting pile….hoping to reduce that in the coming months….)….(and would encourage you all to do the same with you’re own accumulations of “good-ideas-with-every-intention-of”….)….

Lockdown 6

…(totally making this shit up)…

…had cause to venture out today…into the dystopian wilderness that my town has become…

….all I can say is….

…thank god for FOOD Islan’….

….mmmm…FOOD Islan’….

…(…disclaimer….there is not a FOOD Islan’ franchise situated in my town…apologies to all the folk in towns that support a FOOD Islan’ franchise, the owners of all FOOD Islan’ franchises, their suppliers and their creditors…and all who sail in her…)….

….(photos taken months ago whilst visiting friends in a town lucky enough to have a FOOD Islan’…..sooo jealous…)….

Lockdown 5

….camera battery charged up again…now I can do what I was going to do yesterday…..

….ladies and gentlemen for solitarily confined edification….

…+oneware 27….

….with soothing sounds of buggered bearings and torrential autumn rain…

….mmmm….ambient…..

Lockdown 3

…the truth is I’m not really locked down…I work for a transport firm…unloading truck & trailer units and rail wagons, late at night, with a fork lift…I’m “essential”…at least while the freight still flows…we’ve already had our hours cut and start times moved as the numbers of truck arrivals are reduced….

…I’d have to admit to being a little disappointed that all the projects that immediately sprang to mind when the lockdown was announced, are now out of reach…especially with the shift in start/finish times meaning that I’ll be arriving home very close to my usual bedtime reducing the amount of daylight hours/Dee not sleeping hours available to me to nil…. so I’m picking that I’ll be sleep maladjusted and more than a little bit grumpy for the duration….(will be painting up a storm and/or complaining blogging in the wee hours to console myself)…..

…yay….

….could be worse…

…while I’m at work my hallway could fall foul to an infestation of musicians and the instruments they rode in on…

…(note – amplifier in middle of hallway is disproportionately larger than attached instrument and plugged into the outlet closest to the log burner)….

…(not a trip hazard at all)….

Lockdown 2

…had our “essential” hours cut at work today…large reductions in freight mean less for the storepersons to do…might eventually have to stay home…thus reducing my reasons to enjoy the wonderment of driving around a city without traffic or people…….can foresee being able to dust off the to-read pile next to the bed in the near future….

Bees

This summer “just” gone….on a long ramble down the Taieri River we…myself and intrepid, inflatable boat enthusiast, Dee…. discovered bees, hundreds of them, poking about on a sand bar at the waters edge….


… coming and going to a couple of spots…like someone had performed a waggle dance back at the hive and reported that the river was running with honey….

…took us a while to figure it out…obvious really….

….this is where bees go to drink….

….went back a few months later to confirm….

….yep…this IS where bees go to drink….

…and what happens if you get too close?….

…you forget which way up you’re holding you’re camera….

(…oh, and this is a only a mile or two down river from where that tractor driver discovered the moa footprints….(google “moa footprints”)…..)

Not A Pot

….more of a box….

….all polyurethaned on the inside so you could probably put flowers in it if you wanted to….

…another in the series of things I did last year but neglected to post.

Kokonga Chill Time

…sign should read “when frosty”….

…or….”when spider-webby”

….meanwhile down by the Taieri River….

…weeks holiday in K’….coupla blindingly good frosty mornings…with highlighted cobwebs and mist rising form the river as the sun comes over the hills….mmmmm…chilly.