Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blue hills

Gum blossoms, buds & gumnuts

Gum blossoms, buds & gumnuts. Snapped somewhere in Woy Woy a few days ago.

Woke up this morning to the smell of smoke. Bushfire smoke blown across from the Blue Mountains on Sydney's outskirts. There's been a fire going there since last Monday. The fieries can't be getting much sleep, poor bastards. Half the bloody country's alight. Again.

Here in Woy Woy, the light is bushfire yellow and the hills are blue with haze. At 6AM it was 29 degrees (84 F) and the forecast is for 38 (100 F). Not ideal walkies weather, I stayed home with a cold drink and the fan.

On a happier note

There's some great photos of the hinterland behind the Central Coast (where I live) on Hunter Collectors at Flickr.

Long time coming

So, Thorpie hung up his swimming goggles for good. Doesn't know what he's going to do next. Try coming out of the closet already, mate.


Callisto said...

I'm with you Spike, get ye arse out of the closet Thorpie and then just drift off into obscurity...

Spike said...

Hope he doesn't get back on the telly. Last time it was just embarrassing.