Archive for August, 2007

Lunar Eclipse August 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Lunar Eclipse August 2007 Originally uploaded by c.j.b. c.j.b's lunar eclipse sequence. Being out of Sydney, he gets to see astronomical events without light pollution.

Eclipse Of The Moon

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Eclipse Of The Moon Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Went down to the beach to watch the total eclipse of the moon over the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, this was the best shot my point and shoot camera could manage. This shot was ...

Aplysia sydneyensis

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Aplysia sydneyensis Originally uploaded by mc_tr. First swim of the season today at lunchtime. It was about 24 degrees and the sea animals were out in force. A fist-sized common octopus slithered over the damp sand between two rock pools. The sea ...

Path To The Cache

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Path To The Cache Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. While out doing chores, I stopped to check on the Washing Machine geocache for Seizer, who's up in Queensland and can't check it himself. After passing about eight warning signs and three fences, this ...

World Clock

Monday, August 20th, 2007

A friend sent me a link to the World Clock, which live counts the AIDS infections, suicides, forest loss and various other depressing stats world wide. Check it out and it will destroy your cheerful mood.

On Experience

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

In sixty-four words, Norman Mailer explains why most fiction on the web doesn't work: On Experience: A very young writer sits on a park bench with his girl. He kisses her. He's seventeen. He's never had such a kiss before. Later that night, he tries to capture the event. He writes: I love you, ...


Saturday, August 18th, 2007

The feral freesias are all budded out but not yet opened. This is the latest I can remember them appearing. The very cold winter has taken its toll. In 2005 they were out by the 28th of July, but that was a warm winter. In 2004, they were out by ...


Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Pelican Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. Took this photo while exploring Winnererremy Bay with Yewenyi. I came back and placed a geocache - Sparkle - not long afterwards. Geocachers love their amenities. When you're caching, you want views, toilets, drinking water and preferably ...

Working Flying Saucer

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Apparently, working flying saucers have gone into production in the US. All the driver would have to do to get arrested is wear plastic antennae on his or her head. "Sorry I caused three car accidents and four hysterical fits, officer!"