Friday, July 29, 2011

Today's Walk - The Overflow


Here are some ten photos taken during a recent walk
that weren't included 'on the day'
for not fitting a theme...

King of the Hill


As usual, an aggressive noisy miner (Manorina melanocephala) beats the larger 
kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae).  I'm not a fan of these birds, they're ruling 
our garden in terms of "who's the boss".

Thursday, July 28, 2011

In the Bedroom


Reading in the bed, early evening...

Today's Walk - Clareville Beach


One finally feels the winter is over...

Inspired by a Newspaper Graphic


Oh, quite a saturated graphic, in the paper today, I thought.
I'm sure I'll be able to make it even more striking!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today's Walk - Marina, Salt Pan Cove, Newport


I did one of my regular walking routes today, down to Newport, and back.  
However, today was the first time ever (I wonder why) that I decided to veer off 
to this little street going down to the water's edge, one that I hadn't really paid 
much attention before.  There was actually a tiny marina down there, called Salt 
Pan Marina.

By the way, during my walk I was listening to a couple enjoyable Ira Flatow's NPR 
Science Friday podcasts that were recently recorded live at the Witte Museum 
San Antonio Texas (hello Dana in Fort Worth, sorry to hear about the drought there!).  The subjects were:

* Using science to raise the perfect porterhouse, the genetics of the iconic longhorn cattle
* A video of a compost king.
* Shifting to a more renewable energy economy
* Looking at prehistoric rock art.

Well worth checking out, as is the whole podcast (that I listen to regularly)!

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