Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oops, this is my town.

Looks like yesterday's upload didn't work. Here is a replacement (taken a few months ago from the top of the kangaroo point cliffs).

New post to be written soon :-)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This is my town.

Not the best picture I know, but it was taken on my phone as I walked to the train station (EDIT: The photo didn't upload at all, I included a better one with the next post). Something new I'm trying. I used to catch the train but I work on the wrong side of the city and then also need to catch a bus, which are incredibly unreliable. I also work at the very top of a large hill.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Droughts and Flooding Rains

For around the last ten years, much of Australia has been experiencing drought. Over the last two years we've had some drought breaking rains and floods, particularly through central Australia. Lake Eyre (the biggest lake in Australia) remained dry for years and hadn't filled since 1974 (a big year of big floods for the eastern side of Australia), but it has been close to full two years in a row. There has been a definite shift from El Nino to La Nina.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The dawn of 2011

The start of another year always brings about new resolutions. As always, I have plenty. The general ones are there, eat healthier, exercise more, be nicer etc. But for me 2011 is going to be the year of change, new directions :-)