I have promised to post some pics of my place in Dreamland. But I have been finding excuses ... ;-)
Finally, I managed to reduce the size of some pics down (from megabytes to a few kilobytes) for the Internet (connection that I have). I do of think that good bloggers should ensure they don't hoard Internet bandwidth by posting --useless--(no information content); --large size--(megabytes); and ---selfie--(self-glorifying) pictures.
We know G2K had problems with real estate on the screen and solved the problems by using 'continuous page' that hogs connections. Now G2K seizes a picture if any and displays that on the first page as if to say --see I don't have real estate on the screen problems anymore, I can show pictures --big pictures--. (Well, pictures that say a thousabd words are fine with me. But some pictures ---yuck--!)
Now it is my turn to rubbish G2K pages, Enjoy if you can ;-)
Wild lorikeets taking advantage of our hospitality in dry times.
Our favourite resting place under a jacaranda (V) tree --in a drought--.
Our electricity supply comes in as Single Wire Earth-Return system (SWERS), this Spring (2013) it is so dry that the earth resistance was so high that there was often no return; extra deep (17+m) holes had to be drilled to put in 1cm diameter copper wire to lower the earth resistance. The earth return system now works again giving cleaner and smoother electricity!). Note the tamarind tree with yellow leaves in the middle between workmen.
We have lot of dry wood - broken branches, dead trees and dry leaves for our fireplace and oven.
This was cooked on a steel plate (leaning against the oven) over the open fire.
And this was roasted in the woodfired oven (with that white door).
Our (not so wild) cockatoo enjoys an outing at the dam, watched by a horse nearby. The dam is drying fast. If we don't have good rains soon, we will have pictures of dry dams to show too ;-).