Going to work in the morning.
Archive for May, 2012
Mother or father Currawong, I don’t know which, feeding a chick. Taken outside the tearoom at work. This was 2 or 3 years ago. I’ve been going over some old photos.
This is in the Nicholson Museum at Sydney University. It’s a wonderful little museum, things going back thousands of years, entry by donation, and they let you take photos. Since I was, I did of course make a donation.
I’ve added Jaws to the portfolio on Smallfox Photography.
This picture was originally of two crocodile skulls on sale in a shop in Newtown. I don’t know how I feel about that. On the one hand, they are magnificent, as crocodiles are. I just hope they died naturally.
I’ll get a little topical with this first photo:
Australia has done little in comparison to other countries, particularly in Europe, for the development of sustainable energy sources. With so much sun and space we could easily have solar power enough to supply at least half our energy needs. If Germany, a less sunny place than Australia, can get over 20% of its energy from solar, then so should we.
So it was a nice surprise to see this little wind generator (albeit idle due to a lack of wind) on the foreshore of Harold Park in Glebe. With a lot of coastline and flat land, we have enough wind (usually) to add a lot more power to our supply.
Now to a photo from the days when two power points in one room was excessive:
I do have, as I have recently formulated it, an historical-nostalgic streak. I remember the days when computers had 1K of memory, CDs were not the go, well before the internet and mobiles. And maybe I’m being a bit old about all this, but the simplicity of life has been lost with all of the technology. I use the net a lot so I am not a Luddite, but it takes time away from breathing sometimes. An office like this seems kind of peaceful, where business was done and then that was it. Now we have instant communication and things are never really done and dusted. Or so it seems to me.
These are roots from a Moreton Bay Fig Tree – I just love them, that’s all. Well, nearly all. I love trees, nature, plants and animals and fungi and the sky and earth and sea, mountains and forests…
I’ve just noticed as I’ve previewed this post that the images go from high-tech to low-tech to nature, from sky to human to earth. Kind of a reminder of where we can aspire to and where we come from – with us in the middle.