Wednesday, 9 February 2011

In business

After six and a half days, power is back on at the Snail Shell! I'm mostly using it for making coffee, but other things will follow.

I spent the day botanising at Chillagoe - Mungana National Park. Well, I was pointing the camera at plants and saying 'What's this?', while a friend was doing all the important stuff. Tomorrow, I'll post the pics from the trip. But in the meantime, here's an image from the outskirts of Chillagoe township. What a sky!

11 comments:

budak said...

plants are food, not friends...

mick said...

An interesting way to celebrate the power being re-connected - coffee and the internet!

Snail said...

Budak, but some of these plants bite back!

Mick, it could have been the laundry and vacuuming. I think I chose wisely!

biobabbler said...

ooh, cannot wait! =) p.s. making coffee first is a VERY smarty pants move. Good way to hedge your bets re: anything else getting done.

Calling Ravens said...

Glad you made it through safe and sound! I am in total agreement with you. Saturday I had frozen pipes and when they finally unfroze, the first 2 things I did: Pot of coffee and hot shower.
Have fun in the flora!
meggs.

Dave Coulter said...

That's a blue sky alright!!! :)

Snail said...

Biobabbler, meggs, a lot more coffee this morning! And I am looking forward to a warm shower. (Not a hot one, because I got quite sunburnt yesterday at Chillagoe!)

Dave, it's a stunner, ain't it? I haven't seen so few clouds for ... well ... months.

Anonymous said...

SO good to see you safe and in good spirits.
:)
jj

Sherrie Y said...

Such a blue AND such a green! Our brown (and now white) palette has become quite the bore. I looked at these photos and heard happy warm insect sounds in my head. Or wait. Maybe that's snow sliding off the roof.

wildwings said...

There was a patch of blue sky here on Tuesday ...now its rain and more rain again. I wasn't minding too much until I saw that pic from Chillagoe - might be time for a break! Glad you're powered up again too - I'm still enjoying the luxury.

Snail said...

Thanks, jj. :)

Sherrie, I've never understood why 'blue and green should ne'er be seen'. They look marvellous together in the wild! But I must say that the muted palette of a N hemisphere winter is equally beautiful.

Barbara, I think you're getting a bit more rain yet! I confess that I loved the clear, wide sky and dry air. Definitely worth a trip at this time of year.