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Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

There were unusually big waves and powerful surf at Bondi Beach today. Very dramatic to watch as they gathered themselves up, curled over, and then surged in foam towards the shore.

Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

Very few swimmers ventured into the water, but a few of the better surfers got in on the action.

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

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Macro Monday: Unfurling leaf

Cordyline Fruticosa "Pink Diamond" unfurling leaf

Cordyline Fruticosa “Pink Diamond” unfurling leaf

I bought this plant a couple of weeks ago, and it’s churning out new leaves at the rate of one a week. I’m slightly worried, as it’s already just below my shoulder height. (I had to stand on a stool to get these shots.) Where will it end?? The ceiling is not exactly cathedral height!

If you’re impressed by the way I can reel off the Latin and variety, don’t be. It’s only because I kept the tag. 😉

Cordyline Fruticosa "Pink Diamond" unfurling leaf

Cordyline Fruticosa “Pink Diamond” unfurling leaf

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Random Fridays: I’m glad they’re small!

These blue crabs look pretty scary, but they’re only about the size of the end of my finger. I didn’t even spot them initially while walking along mud flats at Ettalong at low tide — it was the plop-plop-plop of millions of tiny feet that caught my attention. The more I looked, the more I was astonished. There were hundreds of thousands of these things! For those of you of a scientific bent, they are Mictyris longicarpus (light-blue soldier crab) I think.

As the heading says, I’m glad they are small. And not looking for a fight!

The next two shots give an idea of the numbers:


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