|After the rain, at 6.12am|
|Snow, not snow, at 6.12am|
We'd also had a bit of rain overnight and beware the amateur photographer with a mix of early morning sunlight and raindrops. Very easily distracted. So it was when I looked on the ground around the moraya, or 'mock orange' plant. The plant has blossomed sort of 'out of season' but the overnight rain had meant a number of the petals had dropped to the ground looking a little bit like snow, just a little, but a nice effect.
I also got a little carried away looking at some of the other plants, the patterns, the raindrops. Sometimes we don't take sufficient time to look at the small stuff. Getting up early gives me that opportunity. The leaves and the raindrops above were just one example of some of the sights between the lorikeets' feed tray and the back door this morning.
|A view within a room, |
The only bit of news that filtered through over the course of the day in the office was mention of a large earthquake in the Solomon Islands. Tsunami warnings accompanied the news, tsunami being one of those Japanese words which have made it across to English, though not always used in its correct sense. A tsunami is not simply a 'big wave' but is a wave which comes about as a result of an earthquake.
The presentation is drawing nearer so there is some further work to do; tomorrow it's a quick visit to the State Library, up the highway to work and back to South Bank in the evening...I'm very much looking forward to that...