Thursday, February 28, 2013

A dry Interlude

Well as you will see below my piccie of the day is again of water.

It did actually stop raining in the night last night and we had the pleasure of a dry day.

But it is raining again tonight... Sigh...

Tomorrow I will give the answer to WIIW. I don't think there will be too much in the way of surprises.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What is it Wednesday?

I guess this will be easy to get half right. 

A clue: it has something to do with our new life.

So what on Earth do you think this is?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Daisy in the rain

I am posting this quickly tonight. It has been dry here only one day in the past 14.

Getting a bit ridiculous!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Self Portrait?

Rather belatedly I am returning to last week's WIIW.

You must forgive me but my life is rather hectic at the moment...

Linda G guessed
"Perhaps an extreme close-up of a fish scale? (I admit, that's a total stab in the dark.)"

Apart from the fact that it is an extreme close up your stab has gone wide.

Susan said: " I know it ISN'T, but what it reminds me of is a silhouette book cover. (Bear with me, now. It's kinda like "seeing" things in the clouds.)So if you use your imagination, you can see a tree and a couple smooching, backlit by the moonlight"

 I can so see that!  And surprisingly you are quite close. You are right about the silhouette of the tree!
The couple isn't a couple.
It is actually a reflection of me with one elbow up high, holding my camera to my face.

Here it is again slightly less blown up.

It is a reflection of me and the skyline behind reflected in a shiny curved object.

What is the object?

The abdomen of an ant!

This guy is a "Bull ant"
These Oz natives grow up to one and a half inches long and are the largest ants in the world.

The fellow turned his attention to me so I backed off, I know from painful experience they have a vicious sting

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rain, rain and more rain

Northern NSW is again in the grip of widespread flooding.

But my piccie of the day shows a silver lining of sorts.

Flooded rivers also mean spectacular sights.

I caught this rainbow in Wollomombi Gorge today as Deb and I weaved our way across the flooded countryside to the regional centre Armidale.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Great weather for ducks

It has poured all day, we have had at least ten inches of rain here since this morning.

I got to work but came home early as reports of flooding roads started to come in.

At least these guys must be happy

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Piccie of the day

Well it is wet, wet, wet here again. Flood warnings on most of the local rivers.

I don't know if I will get to work tomorrow.

So on the water theme here is my piccie of the day

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What is it Wednesday

Well it is Wednesday so I am going to get my WIIW happening again.

It is a little difficult at the moment as my normal computer is in storage so I don't have access to my photo archive.

This rather blurry image is cropped from a piccie I have posted before.

So what on Earth do you think this is?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The mysterious dissapearing Al: Part I

Well after around two weeks of silence I am resurfacing.

So why the hiatus in blogging?

Well as I said last time Deb and I were moving interstate.

But why?  Well that is a long story.

I have mentioned in the past that I am a country boy, I even posted about a fantasy of (as we Aussies would say) "going bush".

I posted a piccie of this little cottage which is up in the mountains of NSW on a family property (in Oz the word "cottage" just means a small house)

I fantasized about retreating there with time to write and living an idyllic life.

Well I guess we have taken a few steps on a journey towards that dream.

At the end of last year our eldest daughter E, completed her studies and planned to move away for work. Our number two daughter Io announced she would be moving to Sydney with her boyfriend. Finally our youngest, only 18, but finishing her Bachelor of Science this year announced she was going to move into on-campus accommodation.

We were going to be empty-nesters.

So it was time for a re-evaluation.

Melbourne is in many ways a wonderful place to live but it is well and truly part of the rat-race.

My fantasy  beckoned again.

 I managed to find part time work nearish to the property (only an hour drive away).

So we have decided to jump for it.

 Our possessions have been moved into storage

Deb and I are now sharing a room at my Mum's house so we can begin making the cottage fit to move into.

It has been standing empty for nearly 20 years...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Still Alive

Well just a very quick post to confirm I am still alive.

I am briefly back in Melbourne, but the big changes I mentioned in my second last post have begun to happen (or perhaps move).

Literally move that is.

Our bookshelves are looking forlornly empty.

Our thousands of books have all been boxed up and are being loaded into this truck. With most of our other worldly posessions.

Deb and I are on the move.


Now because I should be helping that will have to do for the moment.