Rock Orchids Day : My Actifit Report Card: October 19 2021
A struggle to get moving after a late night doing trades in US market time. Was a blue sky day and forecast to be good. I planned to ride down the hill and walk the loop up the hill to look for three orchids the almanac told me to.
First stop - rock orchids on a rock face not far up the hill. Sadly photos are really hard to get focus - too much white
Even harder is photograph up above into the light - I did like the flash of white light against the brightness
My secret location has a few new flowers open - dockrillia linguiformis
Closer in - flower on left is as best focus I could get
Nice cluster of patersonia iris against the rocks
Good light for this photo
Last time there was one bud getting ready - open now - flying duck orchid - caleana major
Long walk up around the cross track - bearded orchids have all finished. I walked around the road to check the rose hyacinth orchid - still on its way
First of the full sized flannel flowers for the season - took a while to get photos on a windy day
This little guy in the middle of the track caught my eye
I have another secret location for rock orchids this side too. I checked a rock face on the other side of the track and hidden by a bush was this cluster
Even harder to photograph as I had to hold the bush back with one hand - so much reflected light
Closer in worked a bit better.
The 3rd orchid I saw last year has already finished
Turned into a good ride. Did a few loops on the way back to pick up old beer cans. 10 cents is more pay than anyone else gives me.
Spent the afternoon writing up first ideas for a new business idea.
Dinner: Seafood in tomato sauce
Trade action: Replaced a few stocks assigned. Bought BN.PA, DBK.DE, ENEL.MI, LEU, NAT, SB, TK, X. Sold RSXJ.