I saw the Fly6 safety camera on Kickstarter a few months ago. I didn't contribute at the time, but I did register interest. The idea was so brilliant, so well conceived, or should that be "resolved". Timely too. The number of bicycle accidents this year has been off the charts. I do most of my riding alone … Continue reading Fly6 camera test on a cold, foggy morning
It seems that I was a bit early to judge that Spring is declared too early. While the first few nights have been seriously sub-zero, most days have been warm; if you stay out of the wind. This does not detract from my main point: [speaking from a part of Australia that experiences four seasons] … Continue reading Too early to rite off Spring?
In Australia the seasons are set from the first of the month. So Summer starts on 1 December, Autumn on 1 March, Winter on 1 June and Spring from 1 September. Of course, weather and seasons can play tricks and it has snowed in Canberra in December. However, you are on a hiding to nothing … Continue reading First day of Spring? My arse!
ANZAC Day 25 April is significant for many reasons. It commemorates the landing of the Australian Imperial Forces at Gallipoli in 1915. After its importance waned during the 1960's and 70's, it has recently become a more important and observed holiday than even Australia Day.No less significantly, it marks a tipping point in Canberra's climate. … Continue reading Getting colder
Who could forget the tragic but heart-warming story of my tree that couldn't stay up and of the nice SES personnel in their highly-visible clothing and filthy boots who made it all better. The aftermath was a pile of branches that were too big to be munched by my chipper, arranged neatly over my back fence. I … Continue reading Tree aftermath – Post Script
That tree brought a lot of shade and privacy to the back of the house. The footpath behind isn't used much but enough to discourage naturalistic tendencies with the curtains drawn. The other huge change is in the temperature. The back yard was often 10C° cooler than the front on a hot day and since … Continue reading Tree aftermath
Summer has been wetter and cooler than normal. I had the roof fixed yesterday to replace inadequate valleys that let in water even during light rain. Despite several heavy showers since the repair the roof showed no sign of water. Then it really started bucketing down with hail from the Northeast. I checked the garage … Continue reading Tree fell over to some extent