origma solitaria – observations of the rockwarbler

origma nest in cave – september 2004, originally uploaded by nimpitja.

origma solitaria is the binomial name given to a small, unusual and fascinating bird endemic to the sydney sandstone country.

Over the past 15 years I’ve been learning about origmas through direct experience and observation of them in their natural habitat. . . . → Read More: origma solitaria – observations of the rockwarbler

first sandstone footings on site

12 june 2010 – frosty cold weather up at the land…

– the wetland catchment is a stunning wide mirror made of rainwater…

phil dropped off four of the sandstone blocks during the week…

spent an afternoon rolling, cajoling, heaving and dragging them into position at the corners of the . . . → Read More: first sandstone footings on site

sand stone streams

04/05 june 2010 – the rain kept falling all day friday and I hopped a bus out to bondi to have tea and conversation with dharma buddy rob – but, for the first time in weeks, saturday morning was clear sky and wintry cool – so made a dash up to origma sanctuary . . . → Read More: sand stone streams

midnight thunderbox

16 may 2010 – phil and I spent a couple of days constructing the ‘rota-loo’ composting toilet building, set in the forest about 50 metres away from the hut site…

we set and levelled four sandstone footings to elevate the steel frame from the forest floor…

then spent a lot of . . . → Read More: midnight thunderbox

the panelbox hut

I’ve commenced work on the construction of the panelbox hut – a small studio retreat for the bush property, built from sandstone, steel, glass and different types of plywood… it’s a very simple building, but one with a strong sense of presence on its site, and, hopefully, a peaceful, secure and functional space . . . → Read More: the panelbox hut