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Sleepy


This won’t be a long post today. On a regular basis I find myself to be too sleepy and tired. I don’t get enough sleep. I see it as a waste of time – a time I could be doing other things. Still, one needs their sleep and I’m going to try and get some more tonight. So getting ready for bed.

Paint.net


Today’s link is to paint.net, which in my opinion is a brilliant photo editing program that is free to download and use. It is my photo editing software program of choice. I use it on a very regular basis. Highly recommended.

Visit:

http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

Namo Web Editor


I used to use Windows Live Writer to update my various Blogs. I found it to be a very useful application/tool. However, as the number of posts in my Blog grew, I found that the software slowed down dramatically and it also began to play up on a very regular basis. Eventually I decided I needed to try something different. This process has interrupted my Blog posting for months and I have now settled on using the same software I use to maintain my various other websites – Namo Web Editor.

I use Namo Web Editor 2006 on my Windows 7 lap top without a problem and feel I have no need to upgrade to the latest version. However, I suspect that at some point I will probably do so and will very happily pay to do so. I believe that Namo Web Editor is a brilliant product and very easy to use.

To post to my WordPress Blogs, all I do is copy the HTML code and paste it into the HTML editor in my WordPress dashboard. On the dashboard I input the various post categories and tags, as well as set the time for my post (often posting for the future). This way I get my Blog post to look exactly as I wish it to look – especially given that I prefer a fully justified paragraph format.

Visit Namo Web Editor at:

http://www.namo.com/main/?skin=productdetail_webeditor.html

PS: I wasn’t paid to advertise or comment on this product – I use it and love it.

Small Wreck on the Myall River


Wreck on the Myall River, Tea GardensFirstly I must apologise again for not posting on a regular basis this last week. There have been some changes in my employment which have kept me from posting. The changes are all good, so nothing to worry about there – just too busy to do so.

This photo is of a small wreck on the Myall River in Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia.

Apartment Therapy Re-nest


‘Apartment Therapy Re-nest’ is a Blog with a focus on design for greener homes. There is a massive amount of material posted on this Blog on a very regular basis and is well worth a look – regularly. There is really something for everybody on this Blog.

http://www.re-nest.com/

Indian Hawthorns are in Full Bloom


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Another sign that spring is here is that the Indian Hawthorns (Rhaphiolepis indica) are in full bloom and looking spectacular in the Tea Gardens Grange gardens. We have a large number of these plants with some planted in mass plantings and others in hedges.

The Indian Hawthorn is an evergreen shrub that usually grows 2-3m tall x 2m wide. There are several cultivars, with one having completely pink flowers. The flowers are generally followed by a black to blue berry. Flowers appear mainly in spring, though there can be some flowers at other times. There is a slight perfume, but I barely notice it.

Indian Hawthorns can be used as specimen plants, tub plants, hedges, in drifts and in coastal areas (salt tolerant).

Indian Hawthorns are best grown in full sun (though they tolerate semi-shaded positions in hot climates) with reasonably fertile, well-drained soil. They will respond well to regular shaping, including the use of hedging machinery.

Plants can be propagated by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.

For more Indian Hawthorn pictures visit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmatthews/sets/72157622203247845/