Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Perseids and Me

Last night, my pal Stewart and I decided to check out the annual Perseid meteor shower. At about 1:30 in the morning, after an hour and half of freezing cold weather and half a dozen sightings we retired hurt, cold and confused to the warmth of the house.

I love astronomy. I just wish I had a heated indoor observatory.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sunset over Starkadder Station

Our pal Dominic took this late afternoon shot from one of our rear gates recently. It's a great thing to be able to wander into the backyard and see such a wonderful sky.
The weekend was even better. Australia produces some truly glorious wines that unfortunates beyond the territorial limits never get to taste. Heh, heh.
There are few better things than a group of friends, home-grown food, local wines and evenings such as this one.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome to the Station

Welcome to the Starkadder Line, devoted to those of us who like to muse on the mostly irrelevant. The Line derives from our small property, a place we're proud to call Starkadder Station. One day I'll tell you why.

Over time, I'd like to develop a small open community where people are free to wonder about anything that takes their fancy.

The watchwords are: light, polite and in full sight.

Keep it light. Mindless abuse is not tolerated. While anonymous posters are welcome, I much prefer that you show the courage of your opinions by providing a nick at least.

I'll be talking about my little farm, juggling the commute, oddness I have encountered over the years and all manner of irrelevant stuff. You're more than welcome to do the same.