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THE LAST DAY OF MAY 2012 : THE LAST DAY OF AUTUMN.

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THE YAAN : That’s my place, up there in the photo. Taken today. With the  mists down and the rain falling. I spent the day out in the Bush with Kati B and the Cheery Redhead, at their shack. Today brings the month of May to an end and it brings Autumn to an end.

I live in the little cottage. There’s garlic growing in the paddock down the front and our side yard is producing pumpkins. The citrus is ripening off to the left up near the houses and soon, the neighbour John will drop bags of lemonade fruit in as he walks across to the Main House.

The horses and the other neighbours are away this week. Camping out at Coonabarrabran . Izzy is working tonight and I’m sitting and thinking about Wintertime and washing drying on a rack in the living room.

I know I seem to have been depressed for quite a while. I was sitting in the Haematology Unit at Coffs Harbour Hospital yesterday and preparing to resist the well meaning pressure of a young doctor to take the Interferon treatment for Hepatitis C when I realised that I still think there is something shameful about not being a cheerful and emotionally stable person. That realisation took me aback somewhat. I thought I had come to terms with it. I thought I had done with apologising to anyone or anything about it.

But – it seems not. Buggar.

It looks like I had best set myself down on my eBENCH and do some thinking.

BUT FOR NOW – BACK TO MY FANTASY WORLD.

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A FEW MORE SUMMERTIME BLOGGERS THAT HAVE TAKEN MY FANCY.

http://natureontheedge.com/2012/05/29/weekly-photo-challenge-summer-2/

http://bellaremyphotography.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-summer/

http://cemeterytravel.com/2012/05/29/weekly-photo-challenge-summer/

http://comingeast.com/2012/05/29/weekly-photo-challenge-summer/

http://gitikapartington.com/2012/05/28/weekly-photo-challenge-summer/

http://livesteban.com/tag/wordpress-photo-of-the-week-challenge/

BLUE BY BLUE : WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE.

MY PHOTO OF THE BLUE WEEK.

Trite but chosen because of the beautiful blue skied Autumn we are having here in Australia.

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That’s it. That’s my entry for the BLUE WEEK. The PACIFIC OCEAN from the end of the Boardwalk in URUNGA.

Now for a  belated look around the other BLUE BLOGGERS.

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MY FAVOURITES THIS WEEK

http://natureontheedge.com/2012/05/17/weekly-photo-challengeblue/

http://sahbinahvioletflynn.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

 

http://thirdeyemom.com/2012/05/14/the-weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://theurgetowander.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://www.uberrandom.com/2012/05/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-blue.html

http://miskcooks.com/2012/05/16/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://www.rickdiffleyphotography.com/2012/05/15/shooting-the-silhouette/

http://annablakeblog.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://bringingeuropehome.com/2012/05/16/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://cardboardmetravels.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://thelemonzestblog.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://www.sofacents.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://theretiringsort.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://thethirdeyeworld.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://joyfulwise.com/2012/05/15/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://withsummerlove.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-18-blue/

http://robertdickinsonphotography.com/2012/05/16/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://www.mattischro.me/2012/05/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://homeofagizmo.com/2012/05/15/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/05/17/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

http://pdf34.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/weekly-photo-challenge-blue/

Bonus from Cee http://ceeslifephotographyblog.wordpress.com/#jp-carousel-2707

 

Looking at the Blogs and Images, I feel deflated this week at my own inability and lack of resources to capture anything like the photos in the links above. I am, therefore wrapping the week up with a really Bad Blue I once made, of driving around on my tyres without checking them. My friend and car detailer Michael doesn’t let me forget this particular Blue.

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MAY BE NO 11

ON THE eBENCH : Watch this Space. I am going for one month of writing in the 3rd person ( more or less). Describing a photograph or topic. That should be interesting. Post of 250 words. Leaving ME out of it.(more or less)

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FOUND ON FACEBOOK.

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THE YAAN :  Funny how thoughts like these arouse more antagonism in the breasts of readers than do other uglier concepts. REMEMBER HOW REALLY SMALL THEY ARE.  Auntie Jean was a great one for banging on pots and pans. She used to sit kids down in the kitchen and leave them to it. Nana Bell was the ‘ throw them in the salt water’ grandmother. Growing up as a loved child does something noble to a person.

The Australian Government just introduced a reduction in the single parents’ pension. That’s to ‘ motivate’ single parents back into the workforce by starving the children. Makes it hard for the parent to “ BE THERE”.  To sit in school assembly and wave to the little people. To walk slowly to school, taking time to jump over the cracks in the footpaths and count the numbers of the houses.

What a fine thing it is to be part of a child. To hear shrieks of laughter and to explore a new world. Some say that there are more important jobs – like making coffee for strangers. Leave me to the  non-violent parenting and grandparenting. Leave me to the paddling in the water and dreaming and when you look at children – REMEMBER HOW REALLY SMALL THEY ARE. Look for the Good and stop yelling.

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FREECYCLE

http://www.freecycle.org/group/AU/

http://www.freecycle.org/

Hi
First, what Freecycle is NOT about:
Freecycle is NOT about giving only to the poor, there are charities out there for that.
It is NOT about getting as much free stuff as we can.
It is NOT about getting things to earn money on the side.
It is NOT about getting rid of junk that would be better off in the landfill.
It is NOT about posting a “wish list” for expensive items and expecting a fairy godmother to fulfill it for us.
It is NOT a community bulletin board for finding rentals, dentists, mechanics, or advertising our businesses and services or special events.
What Freecycle IS about:
Freecycle IS about keeping things out of the landfill.
It IS about giving away something that has no use in our life anymore to someone who could extend its usefulness a little longer.
It IS about giving gifts to people while clearing out our own clutter.
It IS about creating, building, and sustaining an environmentally aware community.
Offering Items We No Longer Need to Those Who Need Them:
When we post an OFFER, we are offering to give someone a gift. It is up to us to give this gift to whomever we feel would be the best recipient. We are not obligated to give our gift to someone who is rich, poor, single, married, has no kids, has 1 kid, has 15 kids, has a car, doesn’t have a car, or has a purple octopus named George living in their backyard. We can choose the most polite, the rudest, the funniest, or the shortest response to receive our gift. We can put their names in a hat and do a draw, or we can wave our magic fingers over our screens and pick one that way. We can choose the first, 3rd, or 53rd respondent. We can wait 24 hours and then decide. It is up to us.
Letting Other People Know What We Need:
When we post a WANTED message, or respond to an offer, we are requesting a gift. The odds are that no one on this list will be able to give us what we are asking for. But sometimes somebody will see a WANTED for a bowling ball and go “AHA! I have one in my closet!” But, you know what? Just because we are rich, poor, single, married, have no kids, have 1 kid, have 15 kids, have a car, don’t have a car, or have a purple octopus named George living in our backyard, does not mean we are more worthy of receiving a gift from a fellow Freecycle member than the average person living down the street.
Sending emails that don’t say “please” or “thank you” are a way to not receive an item. Sending emails with nasty comments in them are one way to find us in a bit of trouble.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN FREECYCLE
When you want to find a new home for something — whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano, or an old door — you simply send an e-mail offering it to members of your Freecycle group.
Or, maybe you’re looking to acquire something yourself. Simply respond to a member’s offer, and you just might get it. After that, it’s up to the giver to decide who receives the gift and to set up a pickup time for passing on the treasure. You can even post a Wanted message to the group because somebody might have just the exact thing you really need stored away in a closet.
One main rule: Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate for all ages.
YOU ARE BUILDING A COMMUNITY BY PARTICIPATING
We are part of a community. In every community, there are people who don’t get along. And in most communities, when two people don’t get along, they just avoid each other. To do that on Freecycle, all you have to do is set up a filter to send any email from someone you don’t want to hear from straight into your trash bin. If you need help with that, let the moderators know and they can help you.
So, just remember: If you’re offering a gift, it’s up to you to decide who gets it.
And if you’re requesting a gift…well, be patient. Your turn will come eventually, but if you’re not careful your name could end up on a ‘will not give to’ list. Try starting off by making an OFFER to the list, just to see how the process works. Look in your closet or in that box you haven’t unpacked since you moved in two years ago. Prime stuff for Freecycle!
Above all – keep on keeping “stuff” out of the landfill!
Thanks So Much!

20 FEBRUARY 2012 : SUMMER DAYS.

I am trying to get a post written here but the wild rumbling storm that’s approaching has me distracted. I reckon there could be hail in that one. Its coming from  all sides and that’s unusual. Sitting above us like the Blob and the birds are taking off apace.  Ah well, it was a

18 FEBRUARY 2012 : PORT MACQUARIE.

THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE A RIVER.

LES MURRAY : HASTINGS RIVER CRUISE.

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A CHINESE JUNK IN PORT MACQUARIE FEBRUARY 18 2012.

THE YAAN. This is a very different eBENCH. A motel room in Port Macquarie. If there is one thing I really like, its living right on the water. I was here in Port Macquarie on this day last year and my sister’s body lay in her bed at her home in Lighthouse Beach. We gathered as a family and mourned and wept and talked and laughed and waited for them to come and take away the shell that was left ot us. When Izzy suggested we come here this weekend, I thought him crazy, as I often do think him.  I gave it a while and some sleeping and then  said yes. I would come to this town where none of my family lives now and I would come on the anniversary. I booked into a motel I had stayed at when my parents were alive and visiting medical people down here. And I was afraid to come. After a year of grief and sorrow.

Its turned out alright.  The feelings I thought might overwhelm me haven’t come. The memories which I thought might rattle their bones at me aren’t the ones which have stirred in my brain.  They are there but they’re weary and settling in amongst the doings of today and the kayaks on the river. Izzy has gone to a forum in a building called the Glasshouse. He’s gone there to learn about Men’s Health in a monstrous artificial construct. It will be air conditioned with no external views and I figure there will be quite a lot of men in suits.

Me – I am watching the kayakers come in from the River. The pelican sitting on the light pole and the fishermen looking as only fishermen can do. I like fishing. I haven’t fished for years – but I have fishing  genes. I like the line, the reels, the kreel, the hooks, the boats.  I am going for a little walk down to the river and over into the shops. Looking for presents for grandchildren. I like grandchildren as well as fishing.  I am waiting for the seaplane to come into dock. It just landed and is out mid river someplace. When its come in to moor, I shall go walking. They tell me dolphins will come up river soon.

I think I might learn a little more about mental health out here than he does in the Glasshouse.  The seaplane’s gear for the day has arrived now. In a trailer on the back of a white station wagon. One man stands on the dock with a thin rope. Guess the seaplane will be here in a moment.

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2nd RUDIMENTARY DAY OF SUMMER

THE GEM COLLECTION JANUARY 2

http://www.2bbb.net.au/

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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Tuesday 16 January 1951,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23048310

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THE YAAN : I didn’t say much about Summer in the previous post. I got hooked into the astrological side of 2012 and then the mega BOOK OF DAYS. Next thing, I was leaping from Southern Cliffs in the late 1890s with LAWRENCE HARGRAVE. It was the kite flight that got to me. And the people thinking he was mad to think he could fly.  What possessed Lawrence to leap from a cliff on the 2nd day of January, I wonder? Wonder how he felt, floating there for 14 seconds. A Summer’s day and a kite. Today would be good for kites. Wind and sun. Anyhows, I will be back with Summertime Snippets and more Photo Challenges about WINTER. First a Siesta ( I don’t think there is a specific Australian concept – hang on. There must be . An afternoon Snooze perhaps. ) Then the SUMMER/WINTER COMBO. 

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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Friday 19 January 1951,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23043859

sunburn The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.  1848 - 1956), Friday 19 January 1951,

5.28 pm. 24.7 degrees Celsius. Clear and Sunny.

I found a pic of myself on the last time I saw snow in lie-on-the-ground quantities. Its 1970 so things have changed greatly- for me – since then  I ’m using it while I hunt round the Blogs for the WINTER BLOGGERS.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGERS

http://cadencies.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://nylondaze.com/2012/01/01/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://mairedubhtx.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://badpanda22.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://rutheh.com/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://thismansjourney.net/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2011/12/30/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://eof737.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter-and-happy-new-year/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/weekly-photo-challenge-winter-365-day-32/

http://blackcatsramblings.info/weekly-photo-challenge-winter

http://moonsixpence.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekly-photo-challenge-winter.html

http://www.lucyswebdesigns.co.uk/blog/?p=2639

 

I haven’t chosen my favourite challenger for the week as yet and nor have I chosen my own entry in  the Challenge. I will be back.

Now- back to SUMMERTIME.  SUMMERTIMES PAST. BECAUSE THIS ONE IS RUDIMENTARY THUS FAR.

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The second 2012 day of our rudimentary Summer. The corral at our place in Raleigh.

1. Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary.

2. Being in the earliest stages of development; incipient.

3. Imperfectly or incompletely developed; embryonic

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rudimentary

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PREPARATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPING SUMMERTIME. TAKEN ONCE MORE FROM THE TROVE. WHEN SUMMER DOES GET HERE, SHE WILL NOT CATCH ME UNPREPARED.

Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954), Thursday 29 December 1949
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52711183
The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 – 1954), Friday 23 September 1949,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47672207
summer Examiner (Launceston, Tas. 1900 - 1954), Thursday 29 December 1949, BEACH COAT The West Australian (Perth, WA 1879 - 1954), Friday 23 September 1949,
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Wednesday 18 December 1946,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26374476
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 8 January 1949
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46938724
BEACH HATS The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. 1860 - 1954), Wednesday 18 December 1946, SUMMER The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 8 January 1949
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Wednesday 2 January 1957,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71774139
summer The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. 1848 - 1956), Wednesday 2 January 1957,

AND ON MY WAY TO BED : “Advertising.” The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982) 2 Nov 1940.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51184991

MOSThe Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 2 November 1940