Tuesday, 28 December 2010


  1. Hmmm...eentresting. I would like to hear about these photos.

  2. What a beautiful word to match such fine photos, Sue. I had to look it up, and I'm glad I did, 'cos it's my sort of word. If I put my mind into neutral - which isn't hard, as it's there most of the time;) - I see all sorts of intriguing things...

  3. Intriguing photos. Please tell me more. I'm going to look up that word, too. A new one for me.

  4. I can't stop seeing faces in things. Today's clouds were amazing, these big fat round things all stuck together. They looked like poo. They also looked like a million different faces.

    These were taken at the Grampians, in Western Victoria. They are a big formation of rockish mountains, the product of a volcano X hundred thousands of years ago. The Aboriginal name for them is Gariwerd, I kept feeling like I was walking around on a relative of Erin's :P

    That first rock reminded us of Jesus in a piece of toast. Anthony wanted to sell it on eBay for hundreds of thousands of dollars :) The second one was at Beehive Falls, a beautiful spot, and that happy face looks like it was made out of honeycomb, rather than a beehive.

    And that bottom one was on the property we stayed at, in the middle of the bush with no mobile phone reception and perfect peace and quiet, with kangaroos hopping through the yard and kookaburras in the trees. I like that one the best; he reminds me of a Norse god, or else something a 'lil dark and a bit scary :)

  5. Do you know the old Peanuts cartoon in which Lucy, Linus and Charlie are lying down on a hilltop looking at the sky and Lucy asks what images each of them sees in the clouds. Linus claims he can see the map of British Honduras in the Caribbean, the profile of Michelangelo and the stoning of St. Stephen. Charlie meanwhile looks aghast. Lucy turns to him and asks what he sees. Charlie responds he was going to say he saw a horsey and a duckie, but he changed his mind.

    I had that cartoon pinned up in my office and used to tell my students that, when it came to chemistry, I tended to see the horsey and the duckie. (I was known for my crazy but good metaphors.)

    Your explanation reminded me of that cartoon.

    Wish we had kangaroos hopping around and kookaburras in the trees occasionally. All we have are marauding skunks and scavenging sea gulls.

  6. Oh, chemistry with crazy good metaphors? What a combination. What a blessing you are, Ms Barbara :)


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