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Permaculture Photo Challenge - December 2019 - January 2020

 
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Welcome to the Winter permaculture photo challenge!
The last one was so popular, that I made another with a new years theme.


photo by Adele Poe


The goal is to take a photo of each of the following items. It doesn't have to be in order or with a fancy camera.  In fact, I'll probably use a very un-fancy camera. The idea is to inspire you to get out and observe permaculture in the world around you.

1  tea
2  comfort
3  warmth
4  alone
5  twelve
6  community
7  cold
8  repair
9  decoration
10 solar
11 repurpose
12 leftovers
13 save energy
14 rest
15 learning
16 new
17 red and green
18 reflection
19 reduce
20 plastic-free
21 writing
22 time
23 bitter
24 sweet
25 distaff*
26 night
27 white
28 tradition
29 dirty dishes
30 halfway out of the dark**

Bonus (TBA)

Please post your photos in this thread and say which item you captured.



The challenge is open to anyone, and there is no official time limit.  You can take one a day, or more, or less.  It's very casual.  But I request that the photos be taken on or after December 1st, 2019.

The items on the list are deliberately vague and open to interpretation.  Have fun!

*Jan 7th is Distaff Day
**hint, it's a doctor who quote relating to the solstice, but your photo needen't be related to doctor who
 
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A bit more abstract than the last one, but it's an abstract time of year when things end, beginning, we see people we've missed, and spend time doing things we wish we hadn't.  I think there's lots of opportunity to find permaculture in these themes or just have fun taking photos.  (mostly, I'm in it for the fun)
 
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I was surprised and honored to see the cover picture for this photo challenge! I like the way you edited it, it's nice.
 
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#7 Cold
Two days after this photo it was all melted. This is Indiana, I'm from Iowa. There's a saying in Iowa, "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes".
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Ok, I'm gonna try my hand at this challenge. Let it be known that I'm no photographer. Not even in the slightest. And my camera is my phone. Plus I have no idea how to edit a photo---- yeah, I'm not very techy oriented. But hey, I can still take a photo from around my farm that has something to with my permaculture learning process. So here it goes with ........

COMFORT

Cats are one of our permaculture rodent control methods. The farm currently hosts 22 cats, most of which are freeloaders, but that's ok. By using cats we avoid introducing toxins into the environment and endangering the protected species here (the Hawaiian hawk & Hawaiian owl).

The photo is of Newton, the adult cat who was a sick lost tomcat 2 months ago. We've neutered him and healed him up, giving him a permanent home in the process. He's still very insecure and nervous, trying to adjust to living in a feline commune. He often seeks out a lap, looking for comfort. The kitten is Tunafish, a throwaway kitten that was spied at our local restaurant. Too frightened to go near people, it took a can of tuna fish to lure her into a trap. Her first week after being captured, she desperately wanted a mother cat to bury her face into its fur and hide. She needed comforting. One evening she cautiously approached Newton, somehow got approval to snuggle up to him, and now uses him as her comfort blanket.
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Adele Poe wrote:I was surprised and honored to see the cover picture for this photo challenge! I like the way you edited it, it's nice.



There were so many beautiful images to choose from, but, I loved the colours of this one.  Very nice photo!
 
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17. Red and green
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Red and green
Red and green
 
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RED & GREEN

'Tis the season.....for coffee picking, that is. The red coffee cherries make a nice contrast with the dark green leaves. I never thought s put it until now, but their red and green combo is just in time for Christmas. I'll be picking coffee all through the months of November and December.

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RED & GREEN
RED & GREEN
 
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TEA

Mid-mornings are a time to recharge myself. On a cool morning it's a cup of hot tea. Invariably, this tea will be made from freshly picked leaves of mamaki (a Hawaiian low growing tree in the nettle family) plus mint. This is my favorite tea, and it comes right from my farm......100% permie-made.
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delicious tea
 
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COLD

I'm really wishing I got pictures yesterday when everything was thick frost and there was soil icicles that were 4 inches tall. Oh well! We get thawing ice pictures instead.
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COLD
Random fishing container that says ICE ONLY. Kids love breaking the ice in it--thus the chunks of ice!
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COLD
Tis the season for frozen pails of water, and kids who love smashing the ice to bits!
 
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Su Ba,
Your tea sounds wonderful, I switched from coffee to tea and dropped my blood pressure from 131/85 to 116/77.
I found this on the internet about mamaki and mint...
https://www.konacoffeeandtea.com/blog/mamaki-tea-hawaii
 
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The "TEA" starts with the herbs....especially the mints.....so many mints. I get to to enjoy the tea...Joan get to harvest, dry and mix the blends...life is good. Oh yes...and Stevia... we can't forget sweet Stevia.
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TEA delicious
TEA delicious
 
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One thing we have here is a lot of is "COLD".
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Joan returning from putting seed and corn out at the bird feeding station...across the field ( dedication ).
Joan returning from putting seed and corn out at the bird feeding station...across the field ( dedication ).
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A frosty morming in the valley.
A frosty morming in the valley.
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Ice crystals around the moon.
 
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She looks comfortable.
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Violet nested on HER flannel comforter a few days after we found her outside half frozen near the barn ( in mid Winter ).
Violet nested on HER flannel comforter a few days after we found her outside half frozen near the barn ( in mid Winter ).
 
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#8 Repair. It doesn't seem to matter when that first freezing rain comes, I always forget the rain gauge. Every year, a new rain gauge.
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Repair
 
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#7 Cold
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#11 repurpose:  Metalwork jewelry made from bits of old copper flashing, brass shims, gas fittings and salvaged wire. The stones are from yard sale/flea market finds ( mostly broken mass market stuff ).
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TWELVE

The joy of picking fruit from one's own trees is so magical to me.

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Yup, there are a dozen little fat bananas here.
 
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SWEET

'Tis persimmon season here on the farm. These, plus sugar cane and honey, are the farm's top sweeties.
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NIGHT

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Our home at night.
 
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" NEW "
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Half way out of the dark.
See if I know how to upload a photo :-)
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Country dirt road at sunset
 
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COLD
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snowy rural country road
 
He baked a muffin that stole my car! And this tiny ad:
A rocket mass heater heats your home with one tenth the wood of a conventional wood stove
http://woodheat.net
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