Sunday, 27 April 2008

The Willy Willy

Driving back to Shepparton from a trip to Dookie with Alex the German yesterday we saw this willy willy, or dust devil, that is to say a mini tornado, swirling across a burnt off paddock. About ten seconds after I took this photo it was gone.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Ruby Pinks

It's the real tail end of things now, this is a new planting of Ruby Pink apples and this is the first year that they've been harvested. At lunchtime there isn't alot of shade here!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Some vitriolic comment

China is big news at the moment, especially with the Olympics looming and the associated contoversies regarding the torch relay and Tibet. My view is that China is actually trying to be very well behaved now, as they are hoping to make the Olympics a showcase for the Chinese nation and people. If people are upset with China now, wait until the Olympics are over, then the Chinese nation will be free to show it's true colours. They will not need to show "restraint" when dealing with meddlesome elements either within China or abroad. Chinese state controlled companies are also investing or trying to invest heavily in foreign enterprises, such as western banking institutions, automobile manufacturers, steel and mineral ore corporations ecetera. They have already manouvered themselves into an unassailable position of power in the world, but thus far have chosen not to flex any of this power, but I feel than once the Olympics are over that this may change.....