Sunday, September 30, 2018

People of Sulawesi, an island of Indonesia need assistance and our thoughts following an earthquake and tsunami. Placid water may change on extremely rare  occasions.
 The bow in the photo of the port of Newcastle, is a ship that is a floating medical service belonging to a charity or religious group, I believe, who sail and care for people in the Pacific islands.

 Totally unrelated is a classic retro gas stove for sale among some old gear. Everything old is new again.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Not much is done without a crane.  Christmas decorating has begun at these shops. Hard to believe but dozens of lights will look good eventually when they brighten the night. And despite the price of energy.
Sitting high without a crane on a leafless frangapanni.  There is a  big contrast between the winter tree and the lovely summer version.  The birds are splendid all year round. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

 The Macquarie Pass is a terrific route to take from sea level up to the Southern Highlands NSW.  West of Albion Park the coastal strip meets the steep escarpment and the motorist is soon up beside the once distant rock face along the very top and on into Robertson not forgetting a pie shop there.   
The drive is relatively short past appealing thick greenery and tall trees and fresh air with glimpses out over the sides to the coast far below and hairpin bends are a feature.  It is not a major route, is in good shape and busy enough.  It is one of several roads from the coast but it has the edge.
The reflection of the maps spread on the dash is not a good look.  Despite the devices, map reading is still an old habit.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Courage....sing for joy...for water gushes in the desert,
streams in the wasteland, the scorched earth becomes a lake,
the parched land springs of water.......Is 35:4-7.

Words from sacred texts, centuries and centuries old, were read globally this week in the church that is global.
Drought is with us.

A convoy of farmers is heading for the nations capital, amazingly their message to the government is to increase efforts to prevent global warming.  They like to call a spade a spade when it comes to global warming and the effects on our land.