What I saw in November 2015

Recycles from this blog.

Meanwhile on the other side of the Dateline: We still don’t know, but in hope I offer  this by Cathy Wilcox:

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Handel in the mall

Posted on November 1, 2015 by Neil

Yesterday in Crown Street Mall. See Choir-tly LOUD festival of song.




Best smile and wild weather

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Neil

I have to join in posting the viral smile of the past weekend. Who could resist that smile?


Just in case you have slept through the last three days, or avoid any reference to the Rugby World Cup, the story

Here in West Wollongong on Sunday night:

7.20pm: The Wollongong City SES unit says it has received 33 calls for help following this afternoon’s storm, mainly in the West Wollongong and Mangerton areas.

7.30pm: A flash storm front bearing harsh winds, hail and heavy rain brought panic to West Wollongong on Sunday afternoon, with the roof of an apartment block being peeled off like a sardine can.

This is what I saw:



Wild while it lasted! The strongest winds I have seen down here in the past five years.

Remembrance Day 2015 — jacarandas

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Neil

Yesterday I walked down to Figtree, just south of here. It had been a while since I’d done this. I was keeping an eye out for Flame Trees, as I mentioned in the last post that they are all green rather than red this year. The only one I saw in festive mode was a small one in the grounds of Maccas at Figtree, and it was more green than red. But the jacarandas were another matter…