The Light of the Day meets the Dark of the Night.
"There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope."
Thursday, 21 July 2011
It was such a Beautiful Morning the other day at Stockton watching the ships leave the harbour and sail off into the rising Sun! I want a job on this ship!! I see it regularly plying the waterways inside and out of Port Hunter. What a great job it must be!!
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
I was up early to get to the Airport. Decided on the way back to pop into Stockton and capture the brilliant sunrise that was begging to have its photo taken! This is a 3 photo panorama stitched in PhotoShop Elements 8. It was a 'little' cold! My battery started to give out after a few shots but I am happy to say that it lasted long enough to capture this beautiful morning!
I was up early to get to the Airport. Decided on the way back to pop into Stockton and capture the brilliant sunrise that was begging to have its photo taken! I was also attempting to take photos of the large freighters leaving the port in accompany with the tug boats. Because of the low light, all I got was blurry looking things and not boats! There was however, a couple which worked out really well and this is one of them
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
I have just had 2 weeks off work! It’s a nice feeling to know that there is a small reprieve from those night shifts for a short while but, everything must come to and end!
It has been a busy cuppla weeks. Kims Mum had a fall and broke her hip and so, about 10 days ago we drove down to visit her and spend a little time with Kims Dad to ensure he was coping well. Kim cooked him some easy meals to reheat in the microwave, but I think that Ken is not as hopeless as Kims Mum, Faye, makes him out to be! She never really did give him a chance to do things around the home; she always knew how to do it better [apparently]. Anyway, Kims Mum is doing ok and looked a lot better than what we expected. Hopefully she will be transferred to a hospital a little closer to home where Ken doesnt have to drive too far to see her until she gets the all clear to return home.
Kim and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary yesterday. I cannot believe that 25 years has passed since that wonderful day! What a great day it was on the 4th August 1985 when we first met and started going out together. It was a bbq day at Waragamba Dam for her Rotoract Club. I was the zone rep and was undecided if I would go or not because I had finished night shift that morning and was pretty tired. I woke up and made a split second decision to go because it was such a lovely day. Funny how a decision made in an instant can determine the rest of your life!! Kim and I often remark on the fate of that split second decision and how our lives are better for it!
I also got the front garden ‘trimmed’ which, in this case, means I took a chain saw to the Yuccas and Agaves and tidied it up a lot! We had a council pick up day and I was concerned that they wouldnt take all the ‘trimmings’ that I had left on the footpath for them because there was a LOT!!! We arrived back from seeing Kims Mum in Penrith to find that the lot had been taken. Many thanks to the Lake Macquarie Council!!
Took Barney for a few walks. On one of our walks around our great suburb, I spied some orange mushroom type things growing on a fallen branch. They actually look like sliced orange portions and are some sort of fungus thingy [lichen ??] Our suburb has Cocked Hat Creek running through it and has been designed with many concrete footpaths/walkways that follow the creek and also join streets behind houses and through bushland. There are so many things I can capture on photo that I must do a Safari one day! Attached here is the fungus I saw the other day.
Today has been one of the coldest days I can remember since we arrived up here. I am sitting down wearing my special beanie which has floppy hanging down bits to keep my ears warm. It is so comfortable however, Barney barked up a ruckus when he first espied me walking down the stairs with it on!!
Hope everyone is well as we are all here. Take care one & all until next time.
Friday, 8 July 2011
The break wall at Swansea Heads is a very popular fishing spot. This day had heaps of people out trying their luck. In the background are 2 coal ships waiting to enter the harbour.