Powered by a whole foods plant based diet, a well dressed penguin and an over-active imagination

May 19 2018

Lisa is out on a permaculture “earth works” workshop all weekend this weekend so the kids and I were left to entertain ourselves. Following a few round the house jobs we headed up to Bunnings for some tung oil to put another coat on the box. We then headed out for a few geocaches, found GG7 - Barking ‘up’ the wrong tree! and the cleverly camouflaged Wood splitter but we couldn’t find Double Yolk#Cracked Egg, I suspect it has gone. Here are a few pictures taken with the phone whilst we were wandering around.

Tiny alien spaceship? Weird fungus? Spaceship fungus? It was about 15 foot off the ground so I couldn’t get a closer shot.

Spaceship Fungus

Big old grandmother marri tree-

Grandmother marri

With a cave underneath-

Grandmother marri

No idea what this tree was when it was alive but it has a presence now

Sculptural Tree

The rest of the day was around the house. We had The Happy Pear baked beans for lunch and their Hungarian Goulash for dinner. Their book Recipes for Happiness arrived through the week- it’s well produced and packed with yummy plant based recipes, go grab a copy. I helped the young bloke build a little helicopter kit he got for Christmas last year (bad dad!), built a knife clamp with a bit of off-cut marine ply and a toggle clamp and otherwise pottered about the house, garden and shed.

From the web: This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind. I still remember clearly a discussion in my teens with my Dad, who practised Buddhism. He said that there was no such thing as time, that it is something made up by humans. At the time I thought he was a bit crazy. Now I understand intellectually what he was getting at but my lived experience is still very time bound, like Albert Einstein said “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” I have a few books to clear out of my to-read pile and then I am going to pick up a copy of The Order of Time and dive deeper. Also another study shows how thin the gap is between imagination and reality: How to Grow Stronger Without Lifting Weights - I might go hang up a hammock and work on my six pack :)

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