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Permaculture Photo Challenge - December 2019 - January 2020

 
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food?
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lets eat
lets eat
 
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White snow an ancient sea floor at 8,000’ elevation on the Hidden Lake hike at Logan Pass, Glacier NP
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Glacier NP snowy peak
Glacier NP snowy peak
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Glacier NP in winter
Glacier NP in winter
 
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Red and green
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bread ring of veggies
bread ring of veggies
 
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SOLAR
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big yellow flower
big yellow flower
 
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Reflection in the metal slide at the playground nearby.

Might be hard to tell that the right is the wooden side of the slide and the sky and roof is reflected on the left.

Second is straight up reflection of the playground in the warped metal.
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Reflection
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Reflection
 
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TRADITION

This was a tougher subject for me to come up with something permaculturely oriented, especially since I also wanted the photo to relate to my own permaculture efforts in some way or other. So I finally decided upon this gourd. I was involved in growing this particular gourd, using permaculture techniques of course, at the community garden I was involved with. But I wasn't the artist who turned it into a showing winning piece. This gourd is representative of traditional Hawaiian water gourds, and decorated using the traditional  Ni'ihau technique.

(This photo is a couple years old, but I happened to have seen this gourd in a display case just the other day when I was over in Hilo. It's still around and being shown off with pride. Alas I didn't have my cellphone camera with me to get the photo, but the gourd doesn't look any different than the original photo. So I'm submitting the original photo that I took.)
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TRADITION
TRADITION
 
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COLD

There was no way for me to come up with a photo about cold that was representative of my farm and permaculture......not unless you're will to accept 60° F as being cold. But from our island point of view, it was really cold last night. It went down to 59°. And it snowed....up atop Mauna Kea. So this photo has nothing really to do with permaculture, except to say that it gets cold enough on my farm during the wintertime to affect the germination of certain veggie and flower seeds. Thus I need to start chill sensitive seeds in a greenhouse from December thru February.

Ok, I admit that I cheated on getting this photo. We tried to get up the mountain to see the snow, but we had no luck. You see, there is a protest still going on at the base of the mountain and the activists are blocking the access road. So the public can't go up and play in the snow like they always have in the past. But if we had been able to, this is the photo I would have taken. They had forecasted 6 inches of snow, enough to play in, but alas it was only a dusting.
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Snow up at the astronomical observatories on Mauna Kea.
 
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REST

Rest is a part of the normal day cycle for my sheep. They eat, they poop, they rest and chew their cud.
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Ewe-con Goldie taking her rest in the sun at the base of a large ohia tree.
 
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REDUCE

I reduce food waste on this farm by using all our leftovers. Yesterday I took the dinner leftovers, added fresh veggies from the farm .....onion greens, limas, tomatoes. Added a pinch of our own sea salt, plus some Christmassberry pepper and simmered into a nice soup. Guess what's for dinner tonight! By the way, the beef wasn't from my farm, but it was produced locally just down the street from me, about 2 miles away. Grass fed and all natural. I traded my veggies and eggs for a piece.
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Every ingredient permaculturely produced.
 
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WHITE

This is a young white pipinola, though many folks know it as a chayote or choko. It's not quite real white yet, but as it grows larger and matures, it turns white. We prefer to eat them smaller while the skin is still tender....and more of an off white. I grow plenty of these on my farm, primarily as a food forest plant.
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BITTER

I have this wild bitter melon growing on the farm. This stuff is really bitter! I don't grow much. Just a small amount because I have a person who uses it as a medicinal. I don't eat the stuff myself. No way! Bitter as all heck. It even smells bitter to me when I work with the vines.

Right now the plant doesn't have any fruits on it. But it is starting to flower again.
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This is a vine, using tendrils for support.
 
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Repurpose.
Didn't have enough pipe caps. Old cups work pretty well.
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Repurpose
Repurpose
 
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Reflection
Near Twin Lakes recreation area, Buena Vista Colorado
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Resting Like an ancient and silent stone sentinel, guarding the sands of time
Mogollon Rim, Arizona
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Mogollon Rim, Arizona
Mogollon Rim, Arizona
 
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Plastic free
Sonora Pass, Stanislaus National Forest, California
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Plastic free
Plastic free
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Plastic free
Plastic free
 
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Kanji gate that I made for the entrance of the Japanese garden at Haywood Community College, NC
It means - Learning Garden
Made with rough sawn Mahogany and hand hammered copper sheeting with hand cut copper leaves.
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Learning Garden
 
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This one might also qualify for "halfway out of the dark".

So I went into the cave today with my camera. What I did not think of was the temperature difference… The Air in the cave is probably around 12°C and 100% humidity. The air outside might be 5°C. The result was a completely fogged up camera, lasting for 20 minutes before being usable again…
It was also a nightmare to turn into something you can see on a screen… I captured a series of images with a exposure factor of 960 between them. (30s @ ISO 160 – 1/20s @ ISO 100)
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reflection
 
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Rest

Horned Lizard, Coconino national forest, Az
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Horned Lizard
 
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Leftovers? Nope
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Sebastian Köln wrote:This one might also qualify for "halfway out of the dark".

So I went into the cave today with my camera. What I did not think of was the temperature difference… The Air in the cave is probably around 12°C and 100% humidity. The air outside might be 5°C. The result was a completely fogged up camera, lasting for 20 minutes before being usable again…
It was also a nightmare to turn into something you can see on a screen… I captured a series of images with a exposure factor of 960 between them. (30s @ ISO 160 – 1/20s @ ISO 100)



Sebastian,
I like it!
I immediately thought of it as a background wallpaper image on my cellphone.
Back a month ago, or there abouts, Burra posted a photo of train tracks from the back of a moving train. I loved it, and asked if I could use it as wallpaper for my cellphone. She said yes.
I ask you the same, plus I would ask if you belong to any cave groups on Facebook? They might love the photo for their phone's wallpaper.
Mike
 
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Halfway out of the darkness
Railroad tunnel. Trail of the Hiawatha, Avery Idaho
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Railroad tunnel. Trail of the Hiawatha, Avery Idaho
Railroad tunnel. Trail of the Hiawatha, Avery Idaho
 
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Sweet -waters
Red Rock Falls, east Glacier national park, Montana
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Red Rock Falls, east Glacier national park, Montana
Red Rock Falls, east Glacier national park, Montana
 
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D. Nelson wrote:Leftovers? Nope


Your bait is leaking...
 
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Repurpose
A gift of feathers
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Repurpose A gift of feathers
Repurpose A gift of feathers
 
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