[LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition

On this page you will find photo entries that I am submitting to the 2021 Auckland University Tramping Club (AUTC) Outdoors Photo Competition. All pieces shown on this page were done between June 2020 and July 2021. Category 1: Tasteful Nudes No submission. There's either no taste or no nudes in my inventory. Category 2: … Continue reading [LUX] Entries to the 2021 AUTC Photo Competition

fwd: Yuan Longping – Mother, The Rice Crops are Ripening

Author Bio:袁隆平 Yuan Longping (1930 - 2021) was one of modern China's most well-known and well-regarded scientists. A prolific agronomist, his research and development of hybrid rice helped lift hundreds of millions of people out of famine in many countries. The essay forwarded here was first published in 2011, based on a speech that Yuan … Continue reading fwd: Yuan Longping – Mother, The Rice Crops are Ripening

FW’s Cucumber Page (Southern Autumn 2021)

I saw my first (male) cucumber flower today, and thought it's a good opportunity to document the growth of an organism that remains a strong contender the title of "Most Productive Organism in My Room". Of course, if somebody determines that I am worthy of an ICBM strike or explosive seashell, those photos might disclose … Continue reading FW’s Cucumber Page (Southern Autumn 2021)