The Bumble Bump. Last night while everyone was sleeping I was awake and my heart was leaping. There was a terrible crashing on the outside door I jumped out of bed and fell flat on the floor. I bumped my head and stubbed a toe And there in my yard was an eerie glow. Now I might be brave and I might be big But … Continue reading Something for the little ones.
Actually I don’t number my rants and rages. I read other peoples. Elouise is always good for a wakeup to life in the southern states and not being allowed to play with her best friend because she was black – the best friend was black. Elouise was a good white girl. Ankur Mithal of Darkofficehumour is always good for a laugh and a smack between … Continue reading Diatribe Number 27
Actually the Superb Blue Fairy Wrens is decidedly promiscuous. The wife is. In order to have the best chance of producing virile babies she will roam all over the place looking for many mates. She then discards them callously and probably flits away with a sly smirk on her face. Continue reading Blue Wren – Husband and Wife.
The other day when there was a gentle lifting of the Covid lockdown I took the opportunity to go fo a drive. I spied a Kookaburra on a powerline and did a U-turn and then crept quietly and got the shot I wanted to. I was so pleased. But, and here’s the rub, at a similar time my daughter CJ went for a compulsory exercise … Continue reading Kookaburra
When I was young, maybe twenty or so I gave up studying Law and went to work on a cattle station half way between Barham and Deniliquin. This is just between the river Murray and the anabranch known as the Edwards River. The Edwards breaks away from the Murray and heads north and then turns left and ends back in the Murray 383 kilometres later. I … Continue reading The head stockman’s horse.
Oh there is so much wrong at the moment. So much division. So much me versus you. So much about the bad things people do. There’s not an awful lot about love and understanding and accepting differences. So, I thought I’d tell you a story. You don’t have to believe it, but if you don’t then I would ask you to at least hope it … Continue reading A gentle happiness of words
It’s a bit restricting this bloody Coronavirus thing. In Victoria we are being required to wear mask whenever we are outside. (I just deleted a rant about morons and idiots) Anyway I can’t get out and take lots of pretty pictures but I did find an SD card with a lot of photos from 2017. In Geelong, which is about 80 kms south of Ballarat, … Continue reading Bollards
You all know that I’m writing the 750th great Australian novel. So I haven’t been posting too often. I just thought I’d cut and paste a little bit for you. You don’t need to know who all the people are and where they fit in the story. Just take it as it is. As I walked back to Ben and Molly’s I felt an unbearable … Continue reading Ifs and buts.
Good Morning all. Melbourne has gone back into serious lockdown and now Ballarat we are being asked to wear masks when we go shopping in crowded places like supermarkets. And of course the fifth columnists are all saying it is the Premier’s fault. I have wondered, if all these gainsayers know so much and are so clever, why have they waited until so many people … Continue reading Victoria update.
….of atmosphere. Went for a drive to Trentham and the Wombat State Forest. Halfway between Ballarat and Melbourne but north of the straight line. Continue reading Just for a change….