Parkes Agricultural Show 2022

“A fresh breeze is blowing after three years of a pandemic; a fresh impetus triggering a return to that original aim for starting CherrieZell.” I wrote that a few weeks ago, at the end of July. That fresh breeze blew around the house for the next few weeks. A house inspection was scheduled for earlyContinue reading “Parkes Agricultural Show 2022”

The Dying Socials

I’m returning to my core. When family spread their wings and joined Facebook, I bristled and decided to try blogging. A number of reasons – somewhere to put photos, somewhere for family to check up on me, learn how to write (you can’t do that on Facebook) and, the big one, explore this big wideContinue reading “The Dying Socials”

National Tree Day – In absentia

It’s a poor replacement for the real thing, but for this year’s National Tree Day I would still like to do something to celebrate trees! For the last two years, Mum and I would be out with other locals planting a corridor of seedlings on National Tree Day. With events officially cancelled this year, I’mContinue reading “National Tree Day – In absentia”

Not morning mist

It’s a rule I’ve lived by for many years: Don’t mess about in extreme weather. But the frequency of extreme weather is increasing. It’s time to identify some coping strategies. If I obeyed my own rule, on the day the heatwave peaked, I shouldn’t have been valiantly trying to start my stubborn car at trafficContinue reading “Not morning mist”

CSIRO Radio Telescope Open Day

I’m old enough to be one of the “We called it the telescope” brigade. It was a little confusing to this little girl because it didn’t look like other telescopes. This weekend, the CSIRO held an open day at their Parkes Radio Telescope. Mum and I headed out as early as we could but stillContinue reading “CSIRO Radio Telescope Open Day”

The unexpected selfie

From time to time, I abandon the viewfinder on the camera, looking instead for the spontaneous and the accidental. It’s very easy on my latest phone camera. During the week, while walking to work, an old and interesting building triggered another session of viewerless photography. I pulled out the phone, reminded myself which button wasContinue reading “The unexpected selfie”