Showing posts from October, 2012

Whimsical Wednesday #47

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday! The day for your weekly googled giggle that sees you over the mid-week hump that is Wednesday and sliding down towards the weekend. I-Pod! more correctly, eye-pod. (apologies to Apple)

geez, the hayfever is a little out of control here

Well, that's what I thought was happening. Extra sneezing, extra sinus stuffiness, extra headaches. I put it down to hayfever, because I don't get sick, do I? Besides, everyone knows this has been a really bad hayfever season this year. It's on the TV news at least once a week, with daily pollen counts and warnings of north-easterly winds given with the weather report. Today's warning is for high pollens AND a north-east wind. Double trouble! (The north east winds bring the pollens from the grasses in the hot centre of Australia down into the city, this is bad news for us sufferers.) Plus, the huge white cedar tree is now blooming profusely and choking up  my chest as I walk past it every day on my way to the bus stop. I must take a photo of that tree, it's so petty right now. Here's what's really happening....... I'd completely forgotten that I'd worked next to a girl suffering from a cold last Friday. (My day off, why did I agree to

Sunday Selections #93

Welcome back to Sunday Selections! Begun almost two years ago by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase photos that you may have forgotten were in your files. Now continued by me, River and The Elephant's Child.  New photos are also acceptable. The rules are very simple:- 1. post photos under the Sunday Selections title 2. link back to me somewhere in your post 3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined us, and we can hop over to see what you've posted. I usually have a theme to my Sunday Selections and this week I have more photos of the gardens surrounding the flats I live in. Three potted Cyclamens for Andrew, who sadly had to part with his own Cyclamen recently. Daisies for everyone! Have you ever looked closely at a daisy centre? Enlarge that last one and see the tiny rings of flowerets within the larger petals.  Another one of the rose beds , this one is now in full bloom.  One of many paths bordered by flowers

golf balls and planes

I read something about golf balls yesterday. Why do golf balls have dimples? The dimples on golf balls cause turbulence around the ball helping to reduce the drag as it flies through the air. So here's a question:  Why aren't planes dimpled to help reduce drag while they fly through the air?

working on the I-tunes

Many years ago, when they were first released, I bought the boxed CD set of Beatles albums. Years later, after noticing that my youngest son J was borrowing them quite often, I gave the set to him. He took the box to work with him, but just recently I asked to borrow it, so here it is, in my home. It's a little battered after all these years, but still holding up well. Inside? Have a look....  Sixteen CDs, including the double White album. Here's half..... ...and the other half. I don't like every song the Beatles have produced, but there's enough in here to satisfactorily add to my I-tunes and from there to my I-pod.

Still on last Saturday

As I meandered through the parklands, enjoying the weather and not in any hurry to be home, I came across this-> One of those "here's-one-I-prepared-earlier" campfire sites. Over to the side a bit.... a small pile of bark chips to get the flames going, and a pile of rocks to circle the fire. Did you notice the fence behind the pile of bark chips? This has been set inside the locked gate of a children's playground. The outside of the fence has a notice banning smoking and I would think that includes campfires too. From here I moved back onto the streets and saw these things.... one of my favourite balconies. I like that it still has the original verandah roof   over it. a door with paint deeply cracked from the heat of flames that burned the interior perhaps. There is evidence of smoke damage on other parts of the building. peeling paint on the brick wall adjacent to the above building. a well maintained old stone cottage

Whimsical Wednesday # 46

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday! Your weekly googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend. Who is this egghead? Why is he tasting me?

wandering on home

After leaving the Bark in the Park area, I walked across the parklands and through the olive grove towards home. On a bare patch of ground I saw something that surprised me. Two water runoffs leading into a "Y". In one of them eroded earth was exposing shells usually found on a beach. See the white bits embedded in the soil? Here's a closer look-> I don't suppose this is a sacred camping place of any kind, but I did wonder how the shells got to be so far away from the beach. Perhaps left behind by long ago picnickers? Scooped up with earth and used as landfill for the area? Who knows? It's right on the southern edge of the olive groves.

Bark in the Park aka Dogs Galore!

Last Thursday I noticed an article in our newspaper - "More bark than bite in record attempt." It went on to explain thatAdelaide's "Rymill Park will become a dog park this weekend as hundreds of pooches attempt to break a world record. Organisers of the Bark in the Park event will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the loudest bark by a group of dogs. The record is held by 76 dogs in Colorado in the US. They barked at 124 decibels in 2009." "Bark in the Park will also feature dog fashion shows, training tips, competitions, professional photo shoots..." etc etc. Well, I like dogs as much as anyone ( hi Kath!!, ) so I thought I'd wander along and see if I could get some photos. And I did get a few, but without asking every single person there for permission, getting good shots was going to be difficult. A small part of Rymill Park was fenced off and there were tents, chairs and people with their dogs absolutely everywher