09032013sea after silverleaf cut

I was about to grab my phone and head out exploring in terms of this challenge (which should have been called PHONETOGRAPHY, methinks), when I observed that the weather was looking threatening and I had promised myself that I would start removing some of the silverleaf which is blocking our beach view.  Thus I grabbed a chainsaw instead.

What may be seen above is just the tops of the trees, and one has to climb quite far up to cut those sections.  As I finished the first part, fine rain started.   By the time I got back inside the house, it was no longer fine.  The best I could do about the photo exploration was open the glass door for an instant, with a gale and deluge promptly entering, take a quick picture, and slide it shut again.  Then I had to remove the rain from the phone …

By way of comparison, here is a better-weather shot taken (normal camera) showing the chunk of tree which is no longer there.  It may not look like much.  It seems like much, indeed, after one has had to do the cutting – even with a chainsaw.  Our neighbourhood consists of a lot of jungle, which is out to get us given half the chance!

Pity I wasn’t where the ladies of the household went for tea today.  Apparently they were surrounded by a mob of mooching mongooses.  We have them, but ours are rather shy, seldom seen, and leave the mooching to the monkeys.

Sunset sea

Sunset sea09032013sea after silverleaf cut

As may be seen from a side-by-side comparison, the bunch on the left side of the earlier (second)  picture has received a haircut. The first is taken from the bedroom doorway in a deluge, and the second from lounge patio to the right of that, and in better – if sunsetty – conditions.

© Colonialist March 2013 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. A phonetography fellow says:

    I absolutely agree that it should be called Phonetography. The term Phoneography sounds a bit difficult to pronounce and confusing.


  2. gipsika says:

    I miss the sea…. *sniff*


  3. What a gorgeous view you have, Col!


  4. SidevieW says:

    As i don’t have an ocean in the distance, i am very happy with my green outlook

    Some day i will need you and that chainsaw


  5. adinparadise says:

    Beautiful views, with and without the haircut. You sound like a demon with that chainsaw. 😯


  6. adeeyoyo says:

    A trim here and there makes the world of difference, Col! You are a lucky fish to have such a wonderful outlook.


  7. bulldog says:

    Looks like typical South coast weather….


  8. nrhatch says:

    Expansive shots, storm notwithstanding.


  9. The Asian says:

    Remind me never to get on your bad side, I’d much rather leave this earth because of a snapping elastic rope than because of some guy who decided to try out a scene from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre! 😉
    That’s a really nice view you have there, all I can see from my room is a wall


  10. Pussycat44 says:

    Perfect weather for Dutch Pussycats!
    Nice pics of the bushes, waves and weather.


  11. 68ghia says:

    With or without the trees – that’s a neighbourhood well worth showcasing 😉
    Mine is just dull streets, a bunch of crappy cars on a corner and a shopping centre – not quite a neighbourhood…


  12. Amar Naik says:

    the tide makes me think, of incoming storm . nice clicks


  13. newsferret says:

    And hope fully soon our wet will be here and believe me it is desperately needed, not for the dams but for the gardens.


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