Little E: "Hi Dad's secretary"
Caller: 'I'm from telstra and I'm here to help'
Little E: "baaahahahaha"
boom… Little E for the win 🙂

I may have translated Little E alittle bit there, the majority of what she says, except for "no" is fairly incomprehensible 🙂

What Qualities Make A Good Secretary? (according to your local search engine anyways)
1. Organisational abilities.
2. Clear, friendly and professional communication skills.
3. A personable phone manner.
4. Initiative and drive.
5. IT literacy.
6. Honesty and discretion.
7. Efficient time-management skills.
8. A flair for championing a team ethic.

With alittle work on number 2 and we will be in the game

Sarah's spidery sense picked up this little dude munching down on a fly late at night in the back yard and it was certainly too good a bug to pass up :)

As a fun fact for a Wednesday night, did you know that a spider web thread can stretch up to 30x its length before breaking? – that would explain many a morning walking session getting a face full of spider web only to walk another 2 metres before it broke off 🙂

These pictures are also a good example of why you really need to pay attention to your background, since it can change the whole feel of a image (and also the way its exposed too), the orange background is a brick wall and the other black ones are where i placed a black tee shirt between the web and the wall…

In Album 31/01/2019

Learning to Fly

Probably not many scenarios for a bird where you get a second chance, particularly so in sydney, if the traffic don't get you then surely a domestic pet will.

This little guy had made an attempt to fly and ended up in the lowest part of the garden of which it could not climb out of, only fly out of, which was a problem since it could not fly yet.

It was beautiful to see its parents hanging around and talking to it but also sad knowing it could not get out of the garden without flying. Oddly enough we have seen this several years back, identical situation where the bird had made the first attempt and ended up in the garden, from memory it was able to climb up some plants adjacent to the brick wall which are no longer there. Your probably not meant to intervene but when its clearly struggling and somewhat distressed and gonna get more stressed with little kids giving it too much love, we grabbed a towel and relocated it up onto the top of the wall where its mum came down and fed it, it then climbed – note these are quite good at climbing using their beak and legs – up into a tree where it umm'd and ahh'ed for a couple of hours and had mum and dad come down and conj-ole it until finally it made the leap and flew..

lots of pictures here… but it was very cute.

In Album 28/01/2019

"I know I'm not seeing things as they are,

I'm seeing things as I am."

Well that quote from Laurel Lee is an interesting one, i reckon you could apply that to any facet of life, particularly so on this day the 26th of Jan, aka Australia Day.
Read of it as you will but remember that little bit at the end 'as i am' …
Some quotes just leave you going wtf are you on, but others do have that inspirational bent to them does cause one to reflect internally, nicely played Laurel Lee.

Made some new friends at the gardens (Camdenville Paddock Community Garden)

.. some of them even hung around for a little while with me 🙂
check out the nuclear green little aphid thingy, this was taken with my 55mm macro and the PK-13 extension tube which gets closer than 1:1, as reference he was about 5mm long.

That dragon fly with the red bum was cool, i wish i got it with a better background, but even getting this close was hard, speaking of bums, i did see some of the bees with blue bums but did not get a picture of one.. next time.

In Album 23/01/2019

Change the World

Here is your wednesday evening inspirational quote brought to you by Shakti Gawain.. what a cool name that is btw 🙂

"The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, reality, to something more positive… and begin to act accordingly.."

Now unless your dalai lama its pretty safe to say you can always be 'more positive' so before ya'all carry on about your belief being correct or positive enough, stop and read it again 🙂

Here is a photo of me on a cool rock at Long Bay, the only reason I am in it is 'cause it would have been dead pan boring otherwise 😉 remember positive thoughts 🙂 …