Monday, 30 June 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 20:06
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 16:41
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
As I did, and now that I have transport again I will do it a lot more... And I found this group of fungi growing from the side of a tree.
It was quite cold up in the hills but a little exercise got the blood pumping. I could hear the Lyrebirds calling (which is nearly always how you know they are there as you rarely see them) in all sorts of wonderful, and very different, types of calls. They are amazingly loud birds but they can blend into the bush so that they are almost invisible.
I did go for a walk in this area once and there was a lyrebird sitting on the handrail being (we thought) very friendly... It wasn't until later when someone suggested that maybe he was just trying to distract us from his nest and that he was more likely being a little agressive! They are fantastic "mimics", I saw one on a documentary making the sound of a chainsaw and of a film camera shutter...including the electric film winder... I am pretty sure it was a Nikon!!!
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 21:55
Friday, 13 June 2008
A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire.
He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire.
The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!" The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically.
"Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "And make several low-level passes."
"Why?" asked the nervous pilot.
"Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures!"
The pilot replied, "You mean you're not the flight instructor?"
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 11:10
Monday, 9 June 2008
Wait for it, wait for it...
Bid maximum amount in the last 60 seconds and pray that my opponent can't type very fast...
... The last minute takes an age... Hit refresh...
Congratulations you are the highest bidder...
I WON!!! Yippee...
PS: I am now the proud owner of a 1978 Leyland Mini in immaculate (almost as new) condition. Photos to follow!!!
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 20:37
Monday, 2 June 2008
Posted by Malcolm Garth at 13:20