Archive for May, 2012

31
May
12

Church Street morning



Church Street morning, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Going to work in the morning.

26
May
12

White duck on blue



White duck on blue, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Yes, as the title says. Taken in Sydney Park, St Peters.

25
May
12

Currawongs at feeding time



Currawongs at feeding time, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

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.

24
May
12

Sammy at full stretch



Sammy at full stretch, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

The late Sammy, making himself at home. Ivan’s former tormenter, as he wanted to be friends and Ivan is an antisocial little bugger.

24
May
12

Process



Process, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

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.

24
May
12

Jaws

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.

20
May
12

Bubble some more, and then some more.

I’ll get a little topical with this first photo:

sustainable energy wind generator

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:

retro furniture typewriters office

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.

Moreton Bay Fig Trees

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.




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