I love the common sparrow. Such a sweet little bird that does a lot to improve our environment both aesthetically and practically. I’m not sure what startled these ones but I love how they evening sun cast a bonus bird Shadow on the fence. Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

My artist friend John has been digitaly altering another sparrow photo I took and posted on my art blog. The photo below became the photo below that with a little unplanned collaboration. Please go and check out the rest of John’s blog here.

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright John Mora/Typos.daylight.fate 2009

Trip week is over and I hope to be back to normal now! See you all soon!

Our lovely organic sweetcorn was much appreciated at dinner time last night! I planned our whole meal around the corn and I had to make myself hold off picking it until just before tea.  We sat down last night, despite the fact that it was 27 deg to a roast chicken cooked on a bed of our basil, shop bought onions and garlic, our silverbeet and shop bought potatoes.  It was a great meal but an even better feeling! If you’d like to see the mairgold dye we made from the marigolds we grew you can see it at  http://lisasarsfield.blogspot.com

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009

Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009Just a little while before it was on our plate the corn was growing in the garden.  The green stalks are now drying out before being added to the compost  and the leaves are already there. Such a great cycle to a part off! If anyone reading knows what caused the ‘crinkle’ effect on the leaves I would be interested in hearing. It didn’t seem to affect the corn but it is an unusal thing to happen!

I have been having ISP troubles, hence my lack of posting and commenting- hopefully it is all sorted now.