Friday, February 17, 2006

Home view

The view from our front gate,west to the D'Aguilar Range.Nothing spectacular,but it's "home sweet home" Posted by Picasa

Glasshouse Mountains

So named by Captain Cook as he sailed up Deception bay in the 1700s because the shimmer on these volcanic plugs when seen from the Bay reminded him of the glass-houses of Yorkshire Posted by Picasa

River bank:

Examining this pic and then referring to the posting below,I realise how radically I've deviated from what I was trying to accomplish.
I think maybe I got too carried away with the sparkling blue back to the basics!Ochre yellow/red clay river bank........maybe gravelly rocks---- Posted by Picasa

Major landscaping required

Nobody will be able to accuse me of not sharing my disasters!
This is my current attempt at my February art journal quilt!At least the journalling side of it is getting a severe workover as I rehash plans and notes,even if the fabric/fibre isn't going the way I hoped.
The top left hand corner is meant to be a barren ,dried out degraded river bank;the right corner and sides: scrubby sparse vegetation.
Will try cutting,snipping,scorching tearing the greens/browns into smaller bits and see how that works.
So, back to the salt mine! Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 13, 2006

Highwire walker

It's 8.30pm Monday,Feb 13th and I went outside to bring Jesse in from his evening contemplation of the stars!
Some 3 metres above the driveway I noticed a dark shape on the overhead wire to the house;All I could distinguish was a white "tip" hanging down.
Was it a night bird?
I raced back indoors and grabbed my faithful digicam:

No,not a bird,but a ring-tailed possum waiting for the coast to be clear in order to have a feed from the bird trays!
He/she sat patiently whilst I used the flash and my little Kodak and this is one of 10 or so shots.Apologies for not having clearer shot,but.......................! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Update on Jesse

The results of histology confirmed that Jesse has a Basal Cell carcinoma on his right side.
The good news from the Vet is that "usually these are benign in cats"
and because of Jesse's advanced years (15) we will adopt a watching and waiting brief,because DrEric does not G.A.procedures on elderly animals.
So we can hope that (periodic) needle aspiration of the cystic fluid keeps the old boy comfortable and that the neoplasms don't develop too quickly.

To look at our black panther you'd think nothing was amiss:eating well,harassing Cadbury in a big brotherly way...(she HATES his attempts to groom her) and doing laps of the back yard at top speed.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cat quiz

I couldn't resist it: What cat are you?Random
You are a Random cat! Also known as an alley cat

or a mutt. You aren't given to high-falutin'

ways, but you're accessible and popular.

People love you for who you are, not what you


What breed of cat are you?
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Another view

The caravan (Regent Extreme off-road) and the 4WD vehicle are ours;the canoe is our daughter and son-in-law's. Posted by Picasa