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Game on...

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It's been an interesting morning in the garden. There's a bushfire further
up the mountains (for Geodyne: between Blackheath and Bell and yes it's in
the Grose Valley!). When the bushfires start, the animals and birds start
popping up in my garden in more significant numbers. There's also a bit of
that eerie orange bushfire light- not enough to capture on film yet.Fire in the Grose Valley is potentially a huge issue. The Valley runs from
the top of the Blue Mountains down to the Nepean River between Penrith and
Windsor: thousands of hectares of inaccessible bushland that is almost
impossible to get under control if it's on fire. Over the last few years
we've been getting Elvis to appear.. It's actually a sky crane (huge water
bombing helicopter) that has been a saving grace on more than one occasion.
This year we also have Shania, last year it was Georgia Peach. Such cute
names for such huge machines. They bring them in by Antinov aeroplane just
for bushfire season- money exceptionally well spent in my opinion. The next
few days will be interesting.

edit: have a look at the photos of the fire:
18th Nov 2006, 01:05   comments (10)

Cute Cockie

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15th Nov 2006, 09:51   comments (5)

More waterdragon

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15th Nov 2006, 06:18   comments (7)

The Victory Theatre in Blackheath

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The artwork is by a well known Aussie fashion designer and artist Jenny Kee.
15th Nov 2006, 06:15   comments (1)

More view from Katoomba

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15th Nov 2006, 06:14   comments (2)

The view from Katoomba

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I took these this morning. Its 9C and blowing a gale at about 80km/h andthere's a bushfire not too far away so if there seems to be a bit of a blur, its the smoke. We're due for snow and hail tonight and tomorrow. Its almost summer here- would you believe it? If you don't believe in climate change and its impact- today is a perfect example of its effects.
15th Nov 2006, 06:12   comments (5)

And I thought I had hairy legs...

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15th Nov 2006, 06:12   comments (2)

More Aussie bush flowers

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More pretty flowers. Photos taken in Katoomba at one of the lookouts. The
red one is in my backyard.
15th Nov 2006, 06:08   comments (2)