Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Hot Spot: If you can't stand the heat...

...get out of the kitchen, or so the saying goes.

Our house is finally on the market. If you want to see more of where we currently live click here. Now all we have to do is build our new place!

(Photo by Michael Kingston of L J Hooker, Margate)

...and three days after it went on the market, it sold!

Friday, 15 February 2008

Critter Spot: Oi! Its not Spring!...

Caught these two at it tonight. Very small (about 3mm long each) but colourful.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Mineral Spot: Thomsonite...

Thomsonite and natrolite are two relatively common zeolite minerals that occur in cavities in basalt. They are often prismatic and colourless, and occur together, but they are easy to tell apart, particularly under magnification. The thomsonite occurs as thin bladed crystals with flat terminations, whereas the natrolite crystals have a square cross-section and pyramidal terminations. This photo is of thomsonite in the foreground, with the reflective face being one side of a natrolite crystal, and is about 4mm across. The specimen comes from Cairns Bay, Flinders, Victoria.

It is also a specimen that will be included in one of my auction lots this week at OZtion...

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Sun Spot: Strahan Sunrise...

Thought you all might enjoy me sharing this beautiful sunrise with you that I experienced this morning at Strahan in western Tasmania. I took the photo from the balcony of my hotel room, looking out across the harbour.