Here's a special treat for those of us who have been fascinated with the cicada activity this month. My neighbour, Michael Rayner, amateur photographer extraordinaire, has offered these great photos taken on his balcony recently. They are a huge improvement on my blurry shots snapped on my mobile phone in the dark. Michael's rotated the … Continue reading More Cicada Curiousity
Here's a follow up to a post of last week in which I mentioned the cicadas. Kate McIlwain, from our local newspaper The Advertiser, has written an article (Wed 17 Jan, 2018) on the current cicada explosion. She quotes Dr Nathan Emery of the Australian Botanic Garden in Mount Annan as saying that "the 2017-18 … Continue reading Achieving One’s Purpose in Life – Cicada Style
We entertained a small group on New Year's Eve, and it was a lot of fun. We watched the local 9pm fireworks from our balcony, and then we had an hour or so playing Celebrity Heads - which ensured all us "seniors" stayed awake long enough to get to midnight, when we popped the champagne, kissed each … Continue reading Is the end of the world nigh?