Wednesday November 25th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Hand of fur

Today I combed the cat:


Wednesday November 18th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Waking up

When I got up this morning I found this picture of peaceful coexistence on the couch:morning

Wednesday October 28th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Wildness in the garden

Of two very different kinds. Insectoidal:

Insect Lunch

To add to the samsaric tragedy of it all, having watched green more or less kill black and taken this picture, I accidentally brushed the table with the camera strap, and black fell to the ground, not to be found again.

Wild mammalian games probably appeal to most of us, as mammals, more:

Wild game

She has no teeth, but you still need to treat the claws with respect!

Wednesday October 28th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Les Wilson 13.2.1932-12.10.2009

Sarah’s father, my father-in-law, died just over two weeks ago.

Les Wilson

Rest in peace, or best wishes for a good rebirth? Whichever, we will miss him, awkward as he was quite capable of being.

Wednesday October 7th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Whistle jar

Table centrepiece:
Whistle jar

Monday September 28th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Dog bites controller

It was just a couple of minutes distraction:


Friday September 25th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Clean clear sky

So here is a very similar shot to the one from Wednesday morning taken at a very similar time on a normal day. Different, huh?


Wednesday September 23rd, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Red desert dust sky

6.05 am – I ask myself why the light that filters in is red. I get up and see that the sky is red. I have the presence of mind to take a picture:

6:05 am

6:05 am

By 7.40 there is more light, but very yellow:



At 8.00 am the back lane still looks like this:



For comparison, here is the yard in more normal light:

A while ago

A while ago

According to the paper, “If it were possible to scrape the film of dust coating outdoor surfaces across Sydney together into a heap, it would probably weigh something like 1000 tonnes”. The SMH has some fascinating pictures

No other comment – it’s just strange.

Saturday September 12th, 2009. Posted by Alex:


Well wasn’t it interesting seeing colour TV pictures from up the inside of the sewer!


Anyway, the job is done now.

Friday September 4th, 2009. Posted by Alex:

Who am I?

This is the college matriculation photo from 1967, recently made available by the website people there. All of the freshers (1st years) at the House (Christ Church), lined up in Peck on the morning of matriculation, which is a kind of “induction” into membership of Oxford University. I am there, along with friends Bob Shatwell and Martin Jones (I recognize them) and doubtless others I can’t recognize  – which one is Andrew James, for instance? Oh yes, acquaintance “Budgie” Jodhpur, relatively easy to spot. But where are Herbert Gray and Whatsisname Harris?


Submit your guesses in comments! (Oh, I had to change the setting for comments so that I have to approve them before they appear, as I was getting anything from a handful to a score of spam comments every day, but I will of course approve anything that is even 1/4-way reasonable.) You might need to click-to-enlarge to get the necessary detail.

I asked the same question about a different picture on Dang Zang, but that one is relatively easy.