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2017-06-23 02:49 pm

Voila!

For my next trick, I will now break a glass into the washing up. Oh, wait, that was my current trick. Okay, for my *next* trick, watch as I gingerly search for the pieces in the soapy water amongst the other washing up.  Farewell Vegemite jar glass. 
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2017-06-21 04:57 pm

Snow in Perth

Perthites! Check out the snow forecast at https://www.onewordforsnow.org/    I might try to see it next week.
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2017-06-21 09:58 am

Small, intense showers dot the rain radar

Happy Winter Solstice for everyone, like me, in the Southern Hemisphere. From here, things can only get brighter. 
(In Perth we'd prefer the rain though)

In the Northern Hemisphere some places have such bad winters, some creatures and plants hibernate. Here, we have such bad summers some of our creatures and plants aestivate, a wildlife worker once said to me he considers Summer to be like Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, everything just hunkers down, trying to survive.

Winter here is a time of life. The Black Swans ( Mali ) (the only swan native to Australia so I don't know why we keep saying "black" geez how Eurocentric are we?) will be starting to nest, the Wardongs (crows) will be pairing up and it's a good time for Yongka (Kangaroo).'

Also, here come the nasturtiums! And weeds. And on the endemic botanical front, Purple Flags.
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2017-06-16 09:56 am

There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.


 Monday [personal profile] rdm decided to take a TOIL and we dusted off the kayaks and hit the water.  This is absolutely the best time of year - Djeran is persisting through much of June - and the afternoon shading into twilight on the middle reaches of the Swan River are a beautiful place.

For those that came in late, our Hobie Kayaks have the leg driven, highly efficient Mirage Drive, which leaves your hands free. My sore, swollen ankle from last Monday held up pretty well. 

*edit* I don't know how the videos below look to you but I've successfully copied and pasted the links into an incognito window so it should work for you as a workaround until if/when I can get it sorted.







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2017-06-08 02:51 pm

Getting better

Well, much less painful today, although I can show off some beautifully coloured bruises.

Mum, Rob and I attended a presentation about how to go about battery storage for solar energy last night at the CIty of Vincent (whose Council Building are a lot nicer than Stirlings.) http://www.cleannrg.com.au/battery-storage/ gave the presentation, well thought out and presented and lots of food for thought. 

While it might not be practical for us to do the battery thing, we can certainly look at getting more PV panels and maybe 6.6 up there instead of the measly 1.5 we've got.  

Then we all drove down to poor old Scarborough again to give it our business dollar, and had some nice food at Zambrero's.
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2017-06-06 04:09 pm

A bit of colour

Kodjet or Emu bush or PIncushion Hakea bloom.
Some might have seen my photos of this Kodjet before on Google Plus, but for those of you that haven't, it does look
nice. It's other names are Pincushion Hakea or Emu Bush. It's certainly gracing the front yard beautifully.
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2017-05-29 07:53 pm

Come for a virtual walk in the South West of Australia?

Could I grab 10 minutes of your time to help with Western Shield Camera Watch Project?  It doesn't seem to have a lot of volunteers at the moment and is not moving that fast on this batch of photos. This batch of photos is about 26% done. 

You'll be looking at grey kangaroos, emus, echidna and other local and introduced wildlife in the Jarrah Forests of Western Australia.  Because we don't have the charismatic megafauna like some other projects there's less interest. I live within a day's driving distance of the area and I love to see the trees and the animals, and help with the science. 

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2017-05-10 09:08 am

Please welcome

[personal profile] suenicorn  has wandered into Dreamwidth ( Sue_Bursztynski on LJ ) is looking for her old contacts and new friends.  Her novel Wolfborn is a great read!
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2017-05-02 09:20 pm

Lake Monger, early evening




Sunset at Lake Monger.





 
Rob arrives!
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2017-04-26 09:20 pm

Cheers Livejournal

10 years or so of Livejournal blown away. Oh well.
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2017-04-24 09:12 am

The 36 was fun!

Probably my last LJ crosspost. Probably my last LJ entry.


5 biplanes fly over Mt Eliza 
A rainbow kisses the paddlesteamer Decoy



A dolphin surfaces near the Narrows and Old Swan Brewery.

#36photo #36photo2007


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2017-04-23 01:47 pm

Countdown is starting

I've started a new import across to Dreamwidth to make sure I've got people's comments.

There's nothing I can do to preserve the comments I've made in people's journals, I believe. I could be wrong.
I really regret that, but there's ephemeral media for you.

Then this is all going to be deleted.
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2017-04-22 01:45 pm

I'm at Dreamwidth, I'm moving out of LJ within the next 48 hours

I am leaving, disgusted with LJ's new policies and the deliberate, systematic oppression of innocents. Please be safe, Russian gay community. And Russian people, please help.

The advertising I could put up with, but this vileness is not something I'm going to continue to put my words into.


Dreamwidth it is, so here's a link if you want to wander on over. Save it, because this is being blown away.
http://leecetheartist.dreamwidth.org/
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2017-04-19 10:34 pm

That was nice

 Rob and I had a lovely 23rd Wedding anniversary today. We saw Skull Island, surveyed the 36 route for the photowalk on Sunday, and got together with the fannish meet up at the Old Shanghai and later Whisk with old and new friends. Lovely.
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2017-04-19 09:57 am

LJ switch off imminent and thank you to all involved at Swancon 42

 I've been using DW as my prime journal site for a time, with LJ as the back up.

What with the stupidity in Russia and my soon to close LJ I've been thinking. What about all of the other people's comments over the years?
Is there a way of bringing them across or something, or will they be blown away when I Press The LJ Button to expunge it?

In less serious news, I and Rob are going to the Old Shanghai/San Churro's this evening, it's the tradition after Swancon for a post con meetup.  I don't know whether any one else is - Swancon may or may not have posted on Facebook, (don't make me go there) but not much communication anywhere else. Rob has posted some nice photos on Google Plus https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104112544796358440560 where you won't get popups in your face wanting you to sign up.

I had a lovely Swancon 42. The hotel worked a lot better than I was expecting, the staff were great and excited and very helpful.

The test of writing and drawing for each day was successful. 

The program was very interesting, I marked several to go to, but really, if I want to go to panels I should just keep away from the gaming room. 
I did get to a couple. I would've really liked to go to some, but oh well, there's always next year.

The guests were lovely. The crowd was good.

It didn't seem crowded, but people were distributed across several floors on different sides of the hotel.

Thank you committee!
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2017-04-17 11:54 pm

Good night Swancon 42

Actually went to a really panel today -the history of the Perth Observatory, which was very interesting.