I do not have a fancy phone, I do not want a fancy phone. My phone does not have the internet, it barely has a camera, it makes and receives phone calls, it sends and receives texts, this is all I want. So even if I happen to have my phone on me when walking about the farm I cannot capture the things I see. I need to be less lazy and carry my camera around.
I am too lazy to go and get the camera and capture the things that I think are beautiful or interesting or worth having a snap shot of.
I should go and take a photo of the transplanted fruit trees so that I can document their growth (or death in a couple of their cases). The light on a cloudless morning here when the sun is rising is so yellow it makes everything look utterly magical. I should try to capture even a sliver of the magic. In the evening, as the sun sets, the farm over the road gets all misty and the long shadows cut through the mist and create a feast for the eyes. Last night I stood there and just soaked it in for 5 minutes. I should take a photo too.
An hour ago I was digging in a garden bed that I had added compost to a couple of months ago. I thought that as I had neglected it (empty, no plants, no water) all the worms would have either moved so far down that I would not be able to see them or they would have died. I found a nest of happy wriggly worms, this made me happy, probably don’t need a photo of it but if I had a camera with me I would certainly have taken one for the sheer joy it sparked in me.
3 chickens in a row, dirt bathing and loving it, turned in unison to see what I was doing. Cute as buttons.
The most perfect rose. Obviously I stop to smell them! Some are worthy of being immortalised.
A bee on the thyme flowers.
A bee in the capeweed absolutely covered in yellow pollen, having a great day.
A progress photo of the old dog area that is slowly looking more like a garden.
The light coming through the gum trees into the washout that runs the length of the farm, it looks like a peaceful old river bed at one point, not like my farm.
The cat sleeping in a cat like cute pretzel shape.
My new bee hive put on a lovely show yesterday afternoon with orientation flights for the new foraging bees. Joy.
Saying goodbye to the bright green kitchen, saying hello to the soothing pale blue kitchen.
The fluffiest white clouds in the bluest sky with hint of the moon still visible.
The weird looking passion fruit vine is flowering, the flowers are always fascinating to me.
The dam, to record the water levels.
I took none of these photos. They will slowly leave my mind and be gone forever. I will make more of an effort to take these photos. Maybe I will go and take a progress photo of the dog garden now.