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Showing posts from November, 2022


  Windemere Dam is now full, a tad over 100%. You may notice that the trees at the water's edge have begun to brown off due to being water logged.   The last time it was full was about 20 years ago, which was before we lived out this way, so it's a novel experience for me. Maybe I can stop posting photos of the dam now at least until the next drought dries it up again.

So clever

  I upgraded my iPhone to iOS16 this week and found they had made the timestamp really ugly so quickly looked up how to make it look better.  In the process I discovered that I can setup the wallpaper to change every hour with landscape photos selected from my camera roll.  The clever little iPhone is not only able to recognise landscapes, it crops them perfectly for the phone format.  I have been enjoying them so much yesterday I captured some screen shots to share. I recognise where all of them were taken.  The photo above is from our recent trip to Kiama. Bylong Valley Way Myall Shores Tourist Park   Coachwood Glen, Megalong Valley Garden at our old home Burn Brae Windemere Dam at about half full

City Park

  This lovely mural by Christine Huynh is on hoarding around quite a large block in the centre of Penrith.  It features native birds and flowers from the area. Inside the enclosure, City Park is being developed.  It will be a 7000 square metre park with themed gardens, water features, natural shade, public artwork and large central lawn.   It sounds quite lovely, though like all new gardens I will probably take a few years to come into it's own and be a while before it reaches the beauty of the jacarandas currently gracing our streetscape.

Picnic Train

  I have been at Penrith this week and thought, oh dear I don't have a photo for today.  Then this morning I heard the loud whistle of a steam train.  It's always fun to see heritage trains. It was doing trips between Penrith and Valley Heights today. Many happy passengers boarded with hampers on hand to enjoy a picnic on a beautiful sunny spring day.