Black Mountain Tower


Black Mountain Tower in a Canberra Winter.

Black Mountain Tower in a Canberra Winter.

In the depths of Winter I was up there and this shot looked irresistible to me.

The Sky colour is really like that. The only thing I did in photoshop was resize the image so it is smaller for the web and crop it to frame the tower better.

The other ones I took of the lake on the same day are worth seeing as well.

Olympic Coverage

This is a Rant… I have to say that the Olympic coverage that was on the commercial Channel this weekend is so bad that I have turned it off. I refuse to watch it. I tried to watch the Women’s basketball earlier in the week and it was impossible. They kept showing 3-5 minutes then switching to some other trivial thing. This was elimination so it was important to see how things went. It was even Australia! The things they crossed over to were promos, “news breaks” that only covered what they had covered the previous one and montages of things that someone in the studio thought that everyone else should see. Anything that might be interesting (badminton, volleyball, basketball or sailing) was ignored unless there was a medal being won by an Australian. So stupid and sad. Then there is the insufferable commentary and the inane hosts … Gaaaa

Happy Easter (Island), Dear World

Collapse Book Cover Collapse
Jared M. Diamond
Environmental policy
Lane, Allen

From groundbreaking writer and thinker Jared Diamond comes an epic, visionary new book on the mysterious collapse of past civilizations - and what this means for our future. Why do some societies flourish, while others founder? What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island or to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Collapse also shows how unlike our ancestors we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors.

So we have another lot of people telling us that there is no climate change and that fossil fuels are not the cause… and even if they were there are “so many” technical solutions. I have heard this before. Far too many times. I heard it from advisers to the former Prime Minister when they were given research findings that predicted a severe drought in the Murray Darling System. Guess what? This is not a new thing. Continue Reading →