This one wears a fashionable colour combination of army green and yellow spots.
Found a pair of emerald coloured beetles greeting me at the door this morning. The baby flew away before I could take a picture. Now I finally understood why people would be inspired to make jewellery of these gorgeous beetles.
Tonight is the first time we experience the moon from Ruma House. It’s been an all consuming endeavour for me the last five years. Watching the moon and the moon river from our deck tonight, I forgive myself and let go of self criticism for stupid and costly mistakes I made over the course of building the house. More importantly my heart is full of gratitude for the people involved in this project. Thank you. #dulan #moonrise
There’s a tree next to the northern edge of our deck, actually two trees grew up intertwined together, which offers shelters to all kinds of birds.
This morning I discovered a perfectly round hole on one of the dead trunks. It is probably a Taiwan Barbet’s next. . It doesn’t seem to be occupied.
A month ago, dead Taiwan Barbet on our deck, very close to this tree. Perhaps the best belonged to this dead bird!
When the garden offers only a few cherry tomatoes, some string beans and a turnip, not enough for a hearty salad, but good enough as topping for focaccia bread.
Some people may find this images disturbing, for this I apologise. This is the reality of living in the countryside. So far, this contraption, though not aesthetically pleasing, is most effective at trapping fruit flies. I wonder if I can use the same approach to trap flies when the flies season come.
Suddenly fruit flies are everywhere today. Don’t know where they came from. Our friend Charles Du came to dinner and clearly put together a fruitful trap.
Fruit flies are attracted to fermented stuff, like vinegar and red wine, or banana.
The devise is lacking in aesthetic but it’s a good use of an empty gin bottle.