Australian Humour.


These two are great – always worth watching: Australian Voting to be Outsourced.

Now that’s a novel idea – ho wait a minute didn’t we already do that ? it’s called the EEC (sorry EU) or then again, maybe I should ask Vladimir Bukovsky what he thought it was called.


Just a Leaf.

Just a leaf

Garden Plants.

Garden Flower 2

Garden Flower

Garden leavesD200 with Micro - NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 AI-s.

My garden is beginning to come out of summer hibernation.

In search of the dead – Wadi Bani Auf.

Bee-hive type tombs Auf damageBeehive type tomb archaeological site in wadi Bani Auf.

Damage carried out by road (dirt track) maintainers or the electricity contractors – either way very sad.

Bee-hive type tombs AufAbout six tombs further along the track from those above (the pile of almost black rocks centre of image)

Very early Islamic gravesProbably early Islamic – directly across the track from those above.

I find this continuous use of the same burial site quite common – time span can be 2 or 3 thousand years.

14th October 1066.

Senlac hill – the morning of the 14th October 1066.

The last uninvited army in England

“My son,” said the Norman Baron, “I am dying, and you will be heir
To all the broad acres in England that William gave me for share
When he conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is.
But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:–

“The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite.
But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow – with his sullen set eyes on your own,
And grumbles, ‘This isn’t fair dealing,’ my son, leave the Saxon alone.

From: Norman & Saxon by Rudyard Kipling.

Rushes – Wadi Bani Auf.

Rushes Wadi Bani AufRushes – Wadi Bani Auf

Off-Road from Bani Auf.

Off Road DrivingSome of the easier off-road driving in Oman – looking toward Wadi Bani Auf.


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