Now for a return to light programming — a little musical interlude. The Ragtag Daily Prompt today is blizzard. Very soon it will be winter in the Northern Hemisphere and some of my readers may even live in areas where they get blizzards.
If you are Canadian, you might have heard the story of Bishop Isaac Stringer and Charles Johnson who, in 1909, spent 51 days in the Yukon in miserable weather and survived by eating their seal skin boots. Read more
A satirical poem for the environmentally-conscious. Read more
Aussie Readers, given the escalating rate of new Government policy and funding announcements, it will come as no surprise to you that a Federal election is imminent and judging by the nature of the announcements to date, the result of the next election is expected to be a close one. Am I the only Australian woman still menstruating that considers the recent announcement exempting sanitary products from the Goods and Service Tax a stunt? Some estimates put the saving to each woman at less than $10 per year. But I suppose the more you bleed, the more you save. Let’s not forget that GST revenue goes to State Governments anyway, so it is not like they are giving anything away. I am being facetious but you get my drift. Never let it be said that the Coalition has a woman problem.
If I had my way, I would rather see the Government commit to further emission reductions. I don’t think anyone outside of Government seriously believes Australia is going to meet its Paris emissions reduction target based on current policy settings. If I can’t have that, and apparently I can’t, I would like to relieve some of the day to day stress of living with Type 1 diabetes. Read more
There is one thing certain about Australasian Grebes and that is they are very shy. Come within 100 metres of them and they quickly dive below the surface of the water or they paddle away at a great pace leaving you in their wake. Many a time on our holiday, we saw them in the distance and that is where they stayed, so no photographs (not good ones anyway). It turns out that finding and getting close to these tiny waterbirds is a job for a professional. Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, although sometimes it may appear to the contrary, I am pleased to inform you that chivalry is alive and well. Read more
This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Burble.
My Saturday is almost over. I’ve had a lovely day. My mosaic and I are finally a team.
This is my last holiday bird diary post. For this reason, I am going to indulge in a few scenery photos as well. This post features some common waterbirds and parrots. The beauty of the setting makes the birds appear very glamorous, like models on a photo shoot. Read more
September I’ve got flowers on my mind.
When I look at my September photos, I feel my life this month has been a little boring. But never mind. It is as it is. I hope my readers like flowers. Read more
I have been concerned for sometime about the environmental cost of disposing of my body when the time should arise. In Australia, cremation rates are increasing. According to some sources, there is a 50/50 split nationally between burial and cremation. In urban areas, cremations now make up over 65% of funerals and this figure is growing. Read more