Bicycles of Sydney Photo Blog

Bicycles of Sydney: Bicycles of Sydney is a simple test of a new image display feature using our images on Flickr.com in our post. Sorry there is not more here but we will feature bicycles later in August. Push bikes and electric bicycles are an important element in the city’s transport system. We will be […]

Phyllis Fancy & Bambi Burgers

Phyllis Fancy & Bambi Burgers. Bambi Burgers and Phyllis Fancy are the attention grabbing headers I’ve got for you this month. Let us begin. Phyllis Fancy Back in the late 1950’s, my father would sometimes take my mother and me to the greyhound races at Eaglehawk as a Saturday night treat. The truth was that […]

Naked Ladies and noises in the dark

Naked Ladies and noises in the dark. Large numbers of the brilliant pink and leafless Naked Ladies (Amaryllis Belladonna) have enlivened our region this year both in their quantity and their seemingly darker and more vivid shades of pink, leading me to wonder whether this is the result of the lower monthly rainfalls and higher […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning. The two Rosella families fighting over a nesting hole in the big elm that graces the end of the Maldon Museum signal that Spring has arrived, and that getting on with raising a family is a serious business. Fortunately, most of us do not have to go through a similar event. But their […]

Aliens Abroad: Mink

Aliens Abroad: Mink. My mother killed all the water voles in England. Well not quite all, yet. Only ninety-five percent at the most recent count, which I know from watching Jimmy’s Forest on SBS One. And when and how did this happen you might ask? It started around 1946. I was six years old and […]

Autumn Window

Autumn Window. Try saying this: cra-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahhk. Not quite. Try it again. Hmm, not too bad. Now you know the mating call of the Maniacal Cackle Frog most often known as Peron’s Tree Frog. A sound of Autumn. Our neighbour first noticed Mr. Peron when he climbed across her kitchen window one evening. From then on, […]

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger. Stranger danger; big time. Imagine you are looking through the kitchen window at your young children – or grandchildren – playing in the backyard. Suddenly, a dark shadow slides across the scene. You lean forward and look up to the sky. Something you’ve never seen before is hovering, swaying in the gentle breeze. […]