04 Sep 2012 FILM DIARY
I started my current tape on the 9 May. Apart from being away, I have been tied up working on Supplements 4 to 6 and only resumed filming on 27 July. Since when my time has been taken up with matching subject content to tapes and DVDs for the State Library and getting work on the website underway. Pardon the preliminary, but today I filmed a Lace Monitor at The Knoll and Lawyer Vine, a climbing palm whose stems can form tangled clumps of 20 to 100 metre long canes. The palm is also and aptly known as Wait-awhile. If you brush aginst a cane, your instinct is to pull yourself free, but the spines dig in when you do so, which can be immensely painful on bare flesh. The answer is to stay put for a moment and the cane releases its grip.