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Re: Summer in the tropical rainforest
« Reply #345 on: May 29, 2018, 08:36:51 AM »
Now, having followed the link the first time, the images now appear in the rest of the thread.

WTF?

Perhaps this accounts for why you (Palloy) are seeing them on your own system?
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Re: Summer in the tropical rainforest
« Reply #346 on: May 29, 2018, 03:32:26 PM »
That implies that there is something wrong with URL, and it can only be the SSL security certificate. I have an exception to accept it, if you don't it probably doesn't work.

Another test, can you enter a post with:

{img width=800]http://doomsteaddiner.net/palloy/images/Xyris.complanata.jpg[/img]

with "{" changed to "[", and then say if you can see it.

Its a shame that Firefox takes SSL certificates too seriously, it should give an explanation of what it doesn't like about it as a warning with the exception option (not a fatal error).
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Re: Summer in the tropical rainforest
« Reply #347 on: May 29, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »


That makes it work for me. I actually thought I tried that already though, this morning, with negative results. But it's working now, fwiw.
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Re: Summer in the tropical rainforest
« Reply #348 on: June 17, 2018, 09:05:29 PM »
A nice, cold, sunny morning, so I decided to make a video of my morning walk.  It starts at my chook pens at the edge of the house clearing, and follows an old bulldozed track made in 1994, going down the ridge with full on, dark rainforest on the right, and rainforest invading the tall eucalypt forest on the left. The difference is due to the thin layer of clay on top of the base red, granitic soil, which deep-rooted trees (eucalypts) can break through and access the underground water.

Just before the swamp there is a relatively steep drop-off, down to land which is occasionally inundated with saltwater from the tides in the estuary, and more frequently inundated by rainwater.  Only specialist trees can survive these harsh conditions, and the soft mud makes it very difficult for humans, particularly as you might need to run if you come across a crocodile. The tip of the ridge is marked by a big Pink Bloodwood, and beyond it the deeper clay means the forest changes to a more open paperbark and bracken forest.

That's enough for now: 1.3 GB of .avi file, reduced by VLC to 389 MB of .mp4 file, for 5:13 minutes of 1024 x 576 video.

« Last Edit: June 17, 2018, 10:07:00 PM by Palloy2 »
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Re: Summer in the tropical rainforest
« Reply #349 on: July 08, 2018, 09:32:52 PM »
Feels like winter is over, so it must be spring - time to plant something.  I bought this thing, which is probably a sweet potato, from a roadside stall for a Dollar (idiot tourists don't know the price of anything).  So it is time to open up my compost heap, which you saw started earlier on in this thread.  4 foot of leaves and some chicken shit eventually boils down to 15" of sticky black compost with loads of big fat earthworms, which crumbles up easily.





I came across a little family of Drosera spathulata on my track through the bracken the other day:



They catch small insects with the sticky droplets, and then fold up to digest them.
No flowers seen on the red stems.

The bananas and cacao are still growing well:

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Re: Summer in the tropical rainforest
« Reply #350 on: July 08, 2018, 09:48:10 PM »
   
     It's all actually very beautiful, Palloy.. One can see why you like it. Beautiful, in nature and peaceful. Congratulations. Thank you for the pictures.

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Re: Summer in the tropical rainforest
« Reply #351 on: July 09, 2018, 11:29:47 AM »
Nice work.
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