Friday, April 30, 2010

It's That House Again

Previous photos on 12/3 and 6/4. Today the only remaining section of the original house was demolished and re-built.

I still wonder, "Why?"

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Received this gift from a student. Last week I installed some anti-virus software for her.

Thank you, but really you are too generous!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Each week as I leave work on Wednesday, it is darker and darker.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Walked past this house, which I lived in 28 years ago.

It didn't look like this then, and the apartments next-door were a electro-plating factory at the time.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Lovely afternoon sewing with some friends.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Glowing Leaves

I guess Autumn is here. Leaves on my persimmon tree.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wattle Already?

Is it wattle season?

Acacia iteaphylla, the Flinders Ranges Wattle

Friday, April 23, 2010


Cyclamens in a shady corner of the garden.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Looking Up

Fascinating multi-level clouds on my way home.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Daylight Saving Must Be Over

Sunset reflections in the city. At 5:30pm

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Go to Town

Not many of us wanting to take a train into the city at 5pm.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tree Love

I love these trees, although I don't love the roundabout they live beside.

I don't like driving through here because it gets very busy at times. But I was on foot this time, and it is almost impossible to get across because no-one thinks they should give way to a pedestrian.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Tried out my newly-modified free-motion foot.

I could see what I was doing, so that was a great improvement. But it had a tendency to catch on seams, which was a slight problem. It might just need a little smoothing where the bit was cut out of it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Deodars (Cedrus deodara) for sale at Plantmark wholesale nursery.

The label says they grow to 5m, but the ones I saw growing in Himachal Pradesh were just a little taller than that. Wikipedia says 40-50m.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Looking Out

Beautiful sunny day, seen through the window of the classroom.

Surprisingly enough, most of the students actually did come to class!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


This truck completely blocked the only access from the garage to the street. Behind it was a skip being loaded with concrete, and another smaller van. Thanks, guys! Maybe I'll park across your driveway some time.

It drives me crazy. The house with the new grey fence on the left blocked the lane regularly for over 8 months while they did major renovations. Now the one two doors down is just starting their own building project, and it looks like the same thing is going to happen all over again.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Six hours of lab demos.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Not Loving Vista

On the last day that Microsoft was offering support on Vista with no service packs, I finally managed to install SP1 on my friend's computer.

It now needs SP2, but that still doesn't appear on the list of updates available to this machine. What a stupid system!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Last One

Red Delicious final block - choosing some fabrics for the cherries.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

At the Incinerator

A visit to Essendon Quilters' exhibition, "Then & Now", held at the Incinerator Arts Complex. This is the historical section.

The largest quilt here won international prizes in 1996 for Robyn Falloon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Walking late in the day when the sun is only reaching the tops of the clouds.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Some lillypilly fruits ripening. See the flowers on 30th December.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Street Trees

I'm told that until the 1970s all the streets around here were lined with plane trees. The council removed them except where every owner was willing to sign that they wouldn't sue the council for damage done by the trees (particularly their roots).

Only about 3 streets kept their plane trees.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quilters' Circle

Afternoon tea and sewing with friends.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


This is the house from 12th March. It looks like they are trying to make a 1930s house, but make it prettier than the original was (compare the decoration on the new gables with the plain original). They've used 2nd-hand tiles on the roof, which this guy was cleaning. Note the way the water downpipe is directed out onto the footpath.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Made then wore some casual trousers. Very hard to get a good photograph of pants you are wearing at the time!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

101010 = ?

The car found the answer to life, the universe and everything just outside Geelong.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lovely Evening

Enjoying the last evening of daylight saving - the dogs take off for a run in the park.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Not Happy

Perhaps if you plant a fruit tree on public land, this is not a surprising outcome:

Loose translation: You took the olives without doing the work. I used water (we have water restrictions at present) and did the work. Watch out!

But can the culprit read Italian?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool?

Flying Spaghetti Monster buns.