Monday, February 19, 2007


I am sorry that I haven't put up photos in the past fortnight with my usual regularity. In fact, with no pictures at all going up it is the slackest period I've had in over half a year. Why is this? Got a bit to do with the fact that we are undergoing the full summer heat - which means lots of time spent doing nothing by the pool, or being friendly with people who (with great welcome) come around to jump in the pool. And when that's all done, there's not a lot of time left for doing all those things which usually fill up the hours (if you didn't know, keeping a blog at a high state of activity over a sustained period is quite an undertaking). Anyway, It's not that I've forgotten about it or decided to leave it be, it's really something like a blog holiday.

Maybe I'll do what some of my favorite photo bloggers do - take a photos of a lot more subjects than you immediately use, and post up the (quality) excess on the days which you don't otherwise post.

Will return fully photographically refreshed in the very near(ish) future...

Sunday, February 04, 2007


For the first time, we've had some success with an orchid! This happy little Dendrobium Orchid lives under our front pergola out of direct sun (it hit 42'C today). The shot below is a macro.

Comet McNaught - Jan 29 - Final PIctures

I somehow think these will be my last photos of Comet McNaught. They were taken a couple days before the full moon, and the sky has since been too bright to clearly see it. I could make it out with naked eye on Jan 30, but not since. I suspect that when the moon dies off enough to allow the luminesence of the comet to show, it will have dulled to such a degree due its travelling away from the sun that it will remain invisble. Or, it's tail at least. We'll see...