Reports about the rain are getting a bit like a stuck record. Another grey day and forecast to rain. Started early as we had a funeral via Zoom from NZ - flowers images first before the solemn stuff
My friend, Maddie, loved flowers - this is for her. RIP.
Funeral was moving as Maddie was a people person and there could only be a few people attending. She would have packed out St Joseph's Takapuna in normal times.
Hard to get focus after that. Went to ride to check Darri Track walked last week - maybe a hyacinth orchid open.
I walk past these a lot - for Maddie I took a photo
Could be the orchid for the day - off track. Could not see the leaf but most likely cryptostylis subulata.
The red tinge says it is not a bonnet orchid
Deep Creek - super green as golf course is 2 kms upstream = fertilizer runoff
Up the hill - variegated hyacinth orchid on the bank
Did get the opener I was expecting - rose hyacinth orchid
Different angle brings out the calli on the labellum better
This bud better developed than last time and will open in 3 or 4 days.
Walked the top loop and found these below
Cryptostylis erecta - known location but a first time opener for me.
Loved the colour of these sprouting leaves on the gum tree. Did find more hyacinth orchids in bud here but photos were poor.
Short ride - rained a bit.
Did some garden stuff to get the steps up a little
Dinner: Variations on Mediterranean- choose a protein - meatballs
Make a rich tomato sauce - this one had chorizo added
Bring together and serve with pasta. Last week swordfish - this week meatballs.
Trade action: Busy night doing income trades. Did buy stuff EDF.PA, AMLP, HL, LEU, MJ, NOV, RUN, SLV, SPWR, UNG, UNM - alternate energy, oil rebound, health insurance.
IM action - got my review of Easy Pro Funnels V2 done. Read the review at
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