What I saw in October 2013

Recycle from this blog.

So many good photo posts! Hard to choose…

A good year for flame trees

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Neil

At Figtree yesterday.



“Indigenous Australians had various uses for the Illawarra Flame Tree, including making twine from the bark fibre for fishing nets and lines, and roasting the seeds for eating. However, special care was taken when preparing the seeds because of the dangerous hairs inside the seed pod.” – Climate Watch.

Fire over the other side of our mountains

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Neil

We were never all that close, 20 or 30 kilometres over the range, I estimate. Mind you if the wind blows the right way and conditions are favourable…

Later yesterday the view from Mount Keira Road was scary enough:


From my window 5 pm

It ain’t over!

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Neil

What I saw when I left the Diggers Club this afternoon around 3.20 pm.


ABC Local Radio says fire now just 6km over the mountain

Posted on October 20, 2013 by Neil


To Figtree yesterday noon to 3pm

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Neil


Called in at The Illawarra Brewery — 3

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Neil

Last Wednesday, 16 October.



Sunday in the park – drop-ins

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Neil

Still at Puckeys, North Wollongong.