Judging by the number of posts on this blog that reference these trees, I believe I’m a little obsessed with them:
This one features one of my favourite native birds
After a brutal pruning
Why have trees near power lines
In its report on the donation of the Customs House clock to the Newcastle Museum following the 1989 earthquake, the abc advises that
Customs administration was first established in 1828 and was housed at various locations until the current building was built and occupied in 1877.
You can see the time-ball on top of the tower of the building, which dropped everyday at 1pm enabling sailing ship captains to synchronize their ships chronometers.
The leaning tower is due to the camera lens I was using when I took the picture.
Like many cities around the World the industries that brought wealth and stability to Newcastle have mostly disappeared. Social change, the 1989 earthquake and 15 years of neglect has left the 1930s Great Northern Hotel battered and bruised. I hope that the Newcastle regeneration project reaps rewards for the city centre and restoration of its historic buildings.
Warm, wet, watch,
Wait. Early or late?
Here at last.
Thrown in seat.
Stop. Chug-chug chug-chug,
Start, err rer rer rer,
Sway, lurch, stop.
Loop ’til D’Hill
(c) Robert Jones 2014, All Rights Reserved
Man Meets Nature
Thanks to Adventures and Musings of a Hedgewitch I now know the name of the fantastic flowering trees that bring colour to our home suburb. What coincidences that the inspiration for Peace at Home is the shadow of a Crepe Myrtle tree in Winter and that I read about them for first time in Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches based in New Orleans!
The intensity of the sunshine in the pictures gives you a hint of the difference in temperature we experience in Sydney in June compared to January.