Archive for December, 2011

27
Dec
11

Time traveller lost in Newtown



Time traveller lost in Newtown, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Time traveller lost in Newtown

Some people like to dress up when they go out, I guess.

20
Dec
11

Deco to go

Deco Service

This old service station is for lease. I find it wonderful that this is still standing.
I took this photo on my phone – it is surprisingly good in low light – and had a little fiddle, editing in phone.

19
Dec
11

Black Birds

These two first pictures are of a Koel, a cuckoo native to Australia and South East Asia. I’ve have been trying to get a picture for ages and this one landed over the fence in my backyard, conveniently, and kept still for long enough for me to take a couple of snaps.

This one, being black, is a male.

Other birds are always chasing them off, which puzzles me. If the other birds know what the cuckoos do, why do they allow it when it happens? Is there some loophole in the laws of nature that says; when a cuckoo lays its egg, you must care for the hatchling?

This last pic is of course a Raven, specifically the native Australian kind with the long, drawling call.

It seems like a young bird, still learning the ways of the Raven. Just the impression that I get. I’ve long felt them to be mysterious and magickal, as though in some secret part of themselves, they are responsible for the workings of the planet.

This shot was taken in Centennial Park in Sydney.

18
Dec
11

Shop window, Newtown, at night.

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Wandering by, I took this on my phone. It’s quite good in low light.

11
Dec
11

Incoming



Incoming, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

And come it did, and wet I did get.

Looking out over Sydney University at the inevitable.

It’s the first time I’ve been caught in the rain in such a long time and it was wonderful! The thunder and the downpour were very invigorating – they always buck me up 😀

11
Dec
11

Might be some rain, soon.

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11
Dec
11

Sydney University

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Just going for a walk round Sydney Uni as I post this.




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