Sunday, 19 November 2017

Wonderful conditions and a wonderful friend

The rain has totalled well over a foot in the past month and with sun burts between showers — teh grass is growing wildly and a vivid green. Even the trees are greening up (trunks and all!)

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Our wonderful friend Derya came over from Germany to speak at a few geology forums and stopped in while nearby. Its been years since we travelled Spain together. She is a wealth of information about our area as it was formed by volcanos and has much to study in rocks and other formations. She likes our Medusa post.

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Even Nick’s little dog Jaffa stops to take in the fukn awesome view (aka FAV). The clouds this day were phenomenal!

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Its not unusual as each season progresses for us to find new plants (and animal) around the place. This bush looks like a crepe myrtle and is about six feet tall and rather unremarkable. That is — until it one day had none and the next day had hundreds of half a golf ball sized cherry-lychee-grape-like fruits on its trunk. Its called a Jabuticaba a.k.a. Brazilian Cherry tree and is among the most remarkable trees I’ve seen. We enjoyed 70 or so fruits and wanted to leave them for another harvest soon — yet the local bush rats stripped it later during the night.

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