31 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP: UP No 6 : increased in amount/level

TURN UP THE VOLUME, KIDS ! GO FOR IT !

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Morning, All. Today’s UPness is about INCREASE.

  • at or towards an increased number, level, or amount
  • becoming louder, stronger, or more active

THE YAAN.

It’s a bit cold around the ankles this morning but Springtime is just one day away and it’s a fine looking day. 

The temperatures are UP. Maybe 20 degrees C or so. I just checked the WILLYWEATHER

and its 19.2 degrees C so I was pretty close.

The water level in the lagoon at Hungry Head is way UP. Its eaten most of the beach.

The petrol prices are UP. Maybe $1.48 a litre Something like that and the numbers of Ibis flying overhead are way up. Dozens and dozens of them.

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http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49224769
PETROL SELLS FOR 3/4 A GALLON AT THIS GARAGE. (1953, August 6). The West Australian

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40939483

BEN BOWYANG—A “Mean” Temperature. (1940, May 7). The Courier-Mail. (Brisbane, Qld.

TEMPERATURE IS GOING UP.

DOGSLIFE The Mail (Adelaide, SA  1912 - 1954), Saturday 21 November 1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

temp The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. 1933 - 1954), Wednesday 4 October 1950,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50030685

TEMPERATURES.—No. 5. (1950, October 4). The Courier-Mail.

Now lets turn up the volume for a couple of songs for the last day of Winter.

THE HIGH COST OF CHEAP FOOD.

30 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP : UP No. 4 : moving near to someone or something and then stopping.

moving near to someone or something and then stopping

THE CAT AND DOGS CAME RIGHT UP TO THE DOOR WAITING FOR THE HUMANS TO GET UP.

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I shall squeeze in two of the definitions of the word UP today. Second one is :

along a river, road etc

  • moving along a road, street, path etc, or at a point along it in a direction away from you
  • moving along a river in the opposite direction that the water is flowing, or at a point along it in this direction

THE YAAN.

This would have been a good opportunity to  post a pic of the River along South Arm Road. I was thinking of stopping on my way UP today and taking a shot of the River I love. Then I decided to keep it for myself and kept on drive UP along South Arm Road. Thought the same thing again when I was coming back down in the afternoon. It’s a funny old river. Deep and green and ancient. I live down at the Mouth and my girl lives up near the source.

This month we have had dolphins and one seal swim up river. The dolphins are a delight but they are also naturals for here. The seal, on the other hand, is very unusual. Noone knows what it’s doing this far North and up our river but there it is.

Just occurred to me that UP suggests effort and difficulty and sometimes endurance. It also suggests something special when you get UP there. Its just not so easy to get UP there in the first place. Then again – rethinking that one – I guess it  suggests the effort and difficulty but its not always something good up there. Just take a look at AFRICAN QUEEN and a listen to TOM WAITS. The bit when they are UP THE CREEK used to traumatise me as kid.

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : UP

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I chose this shot of the NORTH TUMBULGUM CEMETERY because I think it neatly covers the first 3 definitions of UP. Its Up North from here. About 300kms or so. It’s a fairly steep climb UP the side of a hill on the North Side of the Tweed River from Tumbulgum. AND the cross is standing up. I was almighty glad that none of the residents was up and about. This is the cemetery which I later discovered was right by the land of some ancestors of mine. The Highlander Scots.

29 AUGUST 2011: ESTAP: UP No 3 : in or towards the north of a region or country

UP : in or towards the north of a region or country

 

I have just realised that I have had a most romantic life. A LIBRAN life. Now I sit, enmeshed in discussions of Woolworths and Power Bills and begin to die. I have taken to formally sitting for a half hour each day.  It seems that out of that has come this realisation. I have lived a most romantic life. I am Libran by birth. I live the romantic life  again or I perish before I wish to. 

1885Australia, showing finished and unfinished railways, and routes of exploration.

cane The Australian Women's Weekly (1932-1982), Wednesday 22 April 1981 3

A LITTLE FURTHER NORTH EACH YEAR.

AUSTRALIA. SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.

 

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THE YAAN.

Taking an eBENCH break for 10 minutes or so.  I am off to Bellingen. The Baby is still not UP on her feet so we are going to town to try to keep her occupied in the pram and car. When I come home, I shall take a good sitdown with you and have a Yaan about the North Country. North Coast NSW and the northern rivers which are my heritage and some looking at further north where the cane fires burn.

This song is not about my area but the feeling is similar and I miss the cane fires.They are just a little further North from me here.  This song is about the Far North of Queensland. I shall leave you with it till later this afternoon.

 

AFTERNOON YAANING WHEN YOU’RE NOT UP ON YOUR TWO FEET FOR WALKING.

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2.28 PM. One minute while I pour boiling water on the sliced ginger I have in my glass mug. I call it ginger tea but I don’t think anyone else would.

Right. Settled down for a little.  Storm clouds are gathering for an afternoon kebang. The Cheery Redhead  sees our local doctor this afternoon and we have HIGH HOPES. UP NORTH is a delicious topic. I grew up in the City of Sydney, was sent South to Rosewood nr Tumbarumba to teach. That’s way down South. Moved a little further North to teach in Queanbeyan nr Canberra and headed North swearing never again to be COLD.  In fact after a 12 month stopover in Sydney, I took off in the Mini-Moke with Tony B all the way to PORT DOUGLAS in the Far North of Queensland and lived on the 4 Mile Beach in a tent to recover from the Southern Experiences. I do SOUTH very poorly. I would like to live barefooted on an island in a sarong.

I have ended up back in New South Wales  in my own Northern Rivers. For the time being and for lots of other times as well. I have also been North on the Tweed River and the Queensland Border and that’s what I’m missing a little now. The Cane Fields mostly. My 3 favourite things are water, sugar and fire. Up there on the Tweed, I had all three. The romantic life lives even further  UP the map. Up North, where Bell is about to marry her man. Up North, where I hunted crocodiles.  Up North, where most of the rest of the World is. I lived with a man who went to the Whitsundays quite recently. He didn’t take me. The relationship has bled from that ever since.

SHOTS FROM UP A LITTLE FURTHER NORTH.

ON THE NSW QUEENSLAND BORDER

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AND FURTHER NORTH STILL :

I don’t have photographs of the Far North Queensland. It was 1973 when I was there.  I surely would like to see it again. I would like to go up there.

Let’s take a small look at the Far North.

http://www.downunderonline.com/Webcam_4_Mile_Beach_Port_Douglas.htm

IMAGES OF 4 MILE BEACH IN PORT DOUGLAS

fnq The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Saturday 19 July 1924

NORTH QUEENSLAND. (1924, July 19). The Sydney Morning Herald

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16146268

 

AND ONE FOR THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.

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via Qantas finally nails the true spirit of Australia | Tracker.

28 AUGUST 2011 : ESTAP : 2 UP – upright, or moving towards an upright position

upright, or moving towards an upright position

He stood up and pulled a chair out for me to sit on.

I found Hattie sitting up in bed.

The dog stopped with its ears up and nose twitching.

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THE YAAN.

Bear with me. I am going to have a shower and wash off some blood and consider the concept of upright.  Then  I shall be back for a Yaan.  My folks were UPRIGHT people. Perhaps that’s a slight variation on the purely erect – but they were upright.

7.24 pm. OK then. UP No 2. I was thinking about that while I was showering. I was thinking that for a Narcotics Addict like me, a lot of life was not UP – it was PRONE. I shall leave the implications of both conditions to you.

I have a wish at the moment. I wish my little Cheery Redhead could stand UP and walk. We had such a good time last week. She was walking and showing people in the streets that she was very good at it. Now she’s back down and I so wish she were UP.

I went out Bush today. Up the South Arm Road which I love. Leeches got me. Well – only three leeches. I was interested in the effects due to the tiny amount of platelets I create. I thought the bleeding might be rather heavy. It wasn’t. I put the Cheery Redhead down calmly fetched the salt and poured it on the critter and let it drop off. Later I went for a walk, pushing the Baby who is NOT UP in her pram. Another small leech which my companion impulsively flicked off. The one which caused the damage up above went unnoticed for rather a long time. I found it inside the house and by then it was engorged with blood. I added salt one more time and off it went. Filled UP it was. With my blood. Nothing else ever wants my polluted blood. Not even the Red Cross Blood Bank. I was rather touched that the Leech took a shine to me.

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A WALKING SONG FOR OUR CHEERY REDHEAD

 

AND FOR THE EAST COAST OF NEW YORK. MAY YOU ALL REMAIN UPRIGHT.

Let’s close the YAAN off with a thought for the game of TWO-UP.

https://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/two_up/

http://www.planbooktravel.com.au/attractions/wa/kalgoorlie/two-up-school

The Australian Oxford Dictionary defines two-up (or swy) as “a gambling game in which coins are spun in the air and bets placed on a showing of two heads or two tails”.

HELPING TO GET HER UP ON HER FEET.

http://www.mypacs.net/cases/TODDLERS-FRACTURE-84329.html

http://www.pedsradiology.com/Historyanswer.aspx?qid=33&fid=1

http://www.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;118/3/1299

http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=685358

There is a faintly visible lucent line crossing the mid-distal tibia obliquely. This is characteristic of the “toddler’s fracture” of the tibia, a common accidental injury seen in young children.

This fracture occurs in the age group of approximately 9 months to 3 years. The child is typically irritable and refuses to bear weight on the affected extremity. There is usually no definite preceding trauma observed by the parent. The fracture results from a twisting or torque force on the tibia which occurs during one of the frequent accidental falls that are so common in this age group. Because of the frequency of such accidental falls, it is difficult or impossible to pinpoint a single traumatic event that precedes the symptoms.

Radiographs of the tibia may reveal an oblique, nondisplaced hairline fracture of the mid to lower shaft of the tibia, which may be very subtle and often visible on only one view. In some cases, the fracture may not be visible at all on the initial radiographs, and only soft tissue swelling may be evident. When a toddler’s fracture is strongly suspected, but not visible on radiographs, a radionuclide bone scan may be helpful to confirm the abnormality. Alternatively, the leg may be immobilized and repeat follow-up radiographs may show the fracture more clearly. This patient’s subsequent radiograph shows the fracture line to be more easily visible at follow-up than on the initial films