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!!!!! Permaculture Photo Challenge - October 2019

 
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It has occurred to me as I post these photos that many of them could be labeled "decay." Apples and decay, nettles and decay ... But I will find one for just decay.
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Guard animal
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Stinging nettles
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Apples
Apples
 
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My finished compost from last year. Actually, my first ever, actual, successful, composting.
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I love seeing everyone's own take on each subject!

Mine today is Compost:
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Adding seaweed from our closest beach
Adding seaweed from our closest beach
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Also got a delivery today and I creeped a pic through the screen door. Thirty bucks to delivery this much from a beef farm an hour away!
Also got a delivery today and I creeped a pic through the screen door. Thirty bucks to delivery this much from a beef farm an hour away!
 
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Preservation: Green Tomato Chutney
 
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Friendly weeds-milkweed pod
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Friendly weeds
Friendly weeds
 
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Edible cleaning. I wouldn't eat it (the taste isn't great), but it is in the category 'edible' because it doesn't do any harm. My home-made laundry-soap (also good for cleaning the kitchen a.a.)

 
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Inge,
Your edible soap reminded me of the Romans using urine as shaving cream...
Who was the sick son of a gun that played with this to discover different uses?
 
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Adele,
Your guard animal photo would be great for one of those photo puzzles on the app store.
 
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Not sure how many I'll get done, and there will be one or two 'staged' ones with me in that I got other people to take but otherwise fit the bill nicely.

1 compost

Yep, it's humanure day!



2 apple

This is the old, and nearly dead, apple tree at the new place. That seems to be all the apples in managed to produce...



7 green (luxuriant)

Grass and mint growing just below the water mine, which I guess must leak a bit...



8 bugs, weeds, funguses &/or microorganisms

swallowtail butterfly, which means that they are breeding somewhere near here.  I know the caterpillars feed on rue so I've just been to collect seed from my rue plants so I can grow more at the new place. I wonder if this sort like pawpaws, because I have some pawpaw seedlings, too...



12 seeds



16 repair

fixing up the water mine



19 greywater



25 observation

yes, this is one of the cheats...



27 decay

a defunct olive tree

 
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For those of you with long memories, this is indeed the infamous Fluffybutt!  She's a bit skinny and past her best these days, but just as grumpy as ever.

 
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6 cast iron

 
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31. A spooky (exo)skeleton!  Boo!

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Crawdad skeleton
Crawdad skeleton
 
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Visited a shrine yesterday, saw this guy and got excited to that it would make a good "decay" subject.

Also saw matsutake mushrooms for sale for the big bucks at a "road station" (like a rest area, but nice). I knew they were rare, but I didn't know one could go for $150! They only grow under certain pine (matsu) trees in natural forest. Know foraging spots are closely guarded secrets. The older people in our neighborhood say that they used to get lots of matsutake from the woods behind our house, but the trees were all killed by a bug.
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Fungus: matsutake on the right is going for 150 bucks!
Fungus: matsutake on the right is going for 150 bucks!
 
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Apple. As in apple cider. Our apple orchard is still young but we've made cider twice this year and still have at least a third pressing in the weeks ahead. It's "mellowing" in tall canning jars on the counter now.
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Apple cider
 
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two takes on seeds
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*SEEDS* on Elephant Head Amaranth
*SEEDS* on Elephant Head Amaranth
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*SEEDS* in Raccoon scat
*SEEDS* in Raccoon scat
 
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R Ranson, Please help me with some mild confusion. For the photo challenge, which already has several photos posted, you said that the photos should be taken on or after Oct 31, 2019. Is this right?
Thanks
 
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Here I had much flowers, because I did support insects this year.


Mucho present, special bees.


regards

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Ban Dinh wrote:R Ranson, Please help me with some mild confusion. For the photo challenge, which already has several photos posted, you said that the photos should be taken on or after Oct 31, 2019. Is this right?
Thanks



I meant the first of October.  Did I say Halloween?  I'll have to fix this.

The hope is that people will go out and take new photos rather than digging through their archive.  
 
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Adele Poe wrote:It has occurred to me as I post these photos that many of them could be labeled "decay." Apples and decay, nettles and decay ... But I will find one for just decay.



I really like the cat!
 
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Amy Arnett wrote:Visited a shrine yesterday, saw this guy and got excited to that it would make a good "decay" subject.

Also saw matsutake mushrooms for sale for the big bucks at a "road station" (like a rest area, but nice). I knew they were rare, but I didn't know one could go for $150! They only grow under certain pine (matsu) trees in natural forest. Know foraging spots are closely guarded secrets. The older people in our neighborhood say that they used to get lots of matsutake from the woods behind our house, but the trees were all killed by a bug.



I love these.  Especially the decay.
 
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8. bugs

Saw this big guy just hanging out saying his prayers.
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I took this photo this morning.  I love how when I look at things a certain way real life becomes real abstract.

And yes, this is a photo of an ordinary thing, with just a little photo manipulation to bring out the texture.  Hmmm.  I don't seem to be able to preview anything but the link.  Oh well.



The ordinary thing?  The inside wall of a leaky (and therefore dry) water trough.
 
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I took this photo this morning.  I love how when I look at things a certain way real life becomes real abstract.

And yes, this is a photo of an ordinary thing, with just a little photo manipulation to bring out the texture.

Um...  The ordinary thing is the inside wall of a leaky (and therefore dry) water trough.  It was supposed to represent "Decay" but I don't seem to be able to post an image.  I tried pasting, tried using the Img tag, but nope.

This is a link to the image.  That seems to be the best I can do.  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Dw6dpYYpxHXnLpSs5

Maybe someone will take pity on me and tell me how everybody is getting those cool  images into their posts.

 
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Lif Strand wrote:
Maybe someone will take pity on me and tell me how everybody is getting those cool  images into their posts.



Lif, I had to look it up the first time, it's not so intuitive!

Img tag is for a picture that's already online. "img]http:// Put the url here [/img".

For uploading pics from your pc or device, click the attachments tab at the bottom and upload file.



Also, nice abstract water trough!
 
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