Monthly Archives: January 2012

Post 4: The rain in Spain (but not orbital debris) falls mainly in the plain

I am delaying my posting about New Zealand to comment on a different kind of travel – a huge blip of energy-charged gas is travelling from the sun and should be reaching us at over 3 million kph today, Sunday, … Continue reading

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Post 3: Adelaide

My new header picture was taken in Adelaide, in fact in the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, the Rhodendron Section. http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/botanicgardens/Visit/Mount_Lofty_Botanic_Garden Here is another view from that area, over the dam full of what we were calling guitar frogs because of … Continue reading

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Post 2: My day as a grass-verge potato

On Saturday  7 January, we spent 14.5 hours attending a cycling competition….in fact the Australian National Road Cycling Championships. This was after 3 hours of sleep. If those two numbers were reversed, I would have been happier. Anyway, all the … Continue reading

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Alien invader at the MCG

         A few days ago, we had a guided tour at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds  (the MCG, or ‘The G’ to its friends) which has the famous Boxing Day cricket matches (this year vs India).     … Continue reading

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