From my window

The weather hasn’t proven quite as horrendous as predicted so far, though there is still time…

Just now, however, the view from my window has been remarkable. The fact these are taken through glass and a fly screen actually helps.





Australia’s Got Talent Final 2

Loved it! The grand final next week will be fantastic!’

A sampling from last night. See the website for more.

One hundred years!

The thing about today which resonates most with me at the moment is realising my mother, had she lived past 1996, would be 100 years old today!


That’s her cross-legged by the pram.

Otherwise, we have winter weather right now. I guess this is not all that surprising. It is winter, and July is our coldest month usually.

Here is our local area:


Kind of south of East Kangaloon (lower left of map) is Robertson. Yesterday it snowed there, though the snow didn’t last long. I certainly remember snow there in the 1970s to early 80s, when I lived in Wollongong before. Someone took the following pic from somewhere near Lake Illawarra on 18 July 2004:


That’s the range upon which Robertson sits.

Here this morning at 7 on the way to Cafe Yum Yum in West Wollongong:


And after morning coffee and morning papers…


And in the paper:

A severe weather warning for damaging winds in the Illawarra has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

South to south-westerly winds are expected to strengthen this evening, reaching gale force along the coastal fringe.

Damaging winds averaging 65km/h with peak gusts around 90km/h are forecast for the Wollongong, Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven City and Wingecarribee local government areas tonight and early tomorrow morning.

The State Emergency Service has asked people to stay clear of any fallen powerlines and to look out for anything that may be touching them.

‘‘These objects can become live, including fences, debris, vehicles, trees and water,’’ a spokesperson said.