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Fish out of water

This stone fish was already living on my balcony when I moved into this apartment. I like to imagine that when I’m not around, he has a good old chat with my pottery sun from Mexico. They probably both wish I’d turn them around so they could see something new!

This is my last post of 2019 — and tomorrow begins a new month of Squares with Becky, with the theme of ‘light’. (Teaser: those fairy lights wrapped around the tree will appear in a post.)

Happy 2020 to all! May the year bring only good things.

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Floral Friday – Azalea with water drops

When I attended a gardens festival in the Blue Mountains in October (spring), it rained very heavily on the Saturday I went up. On the Sunday, when I visited the gardens, the weather was bright but chilly — perfect for photos of flowers still bedecked with water drops!

(Also posted as part of Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere challenge)

No, Scott Morrison, my husband does NOT want to be fighting fires this summer!

I am re-blogging this sobering post from the wife of one of the Rural Fire Service volunteers who are fighting the bushfires sweeping across eastern Australia. I had no idea that the RFS was so poorly funded and equipped. I do wish there was some way to change that state, as I fear all Australians will need the selfless actions of these volunteers even more. My donation to the RFS will, I suspect, do very little in practical terms, but it’s the only help I can offer these people other than to spread the word.

SMARTER THAN CROWS

Update: This post has now had more than 80,000 views. Thank you to everyone that’s sharing it. I wish I’d put this link up before I published. For anyone wanting to donate to the Rural Fire Service, please make a donation directly to your local brigade if you have one. If you don’t have one you can make a donation here:
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I’m sorry if I don’t respond to all your messages. I’m sure you understand.

HERE’S THE ORIGINAL BLOG POST:

This photo was taken ten hours ago. The man in the middle of the photo in the red braces is my husband, Graham King. He’s fighting fires today as a volunteer. His shift won’t be over for a few more hours.

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When I saw this photo, posted by our friend David Glover on our local community page, I briefly had the thought that if anything happens…

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