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Bobj

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  1. That photo, folks, is at a red garnet site 150 km NE of Alice Springs, NT. Got that same shirt on this morning... Cheers, Bobj.
  2. Bobj

    Photos from your garden

    After 5 days of rain, the butterflies are out sunning themselves.cheers, Bobj.
  3. Bobj

    The Official Weather Thread

    Got the air con going Reverse cycle, that is. Outside at 5pm 13C, inside, 24c Cheers, Bobj.
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    Photos from your garden

    Squillions of blue tigers, but only a few hundred of the common crow., (yours). Cheers, Bobj.
  5. That, my dear lady, would be en excellent idea. Should still be amethysts there. Cheers, Bobj.
  6. Stufftif, but yesterday it rained on and offski all day, so I had a few hours on Google Maps and Mindat, looking around for places to fish and fossick in remote areas. Might look at a week west of Broken Hill chasing garnets and staurolite crystals and a week around Princess Charlotte Bay, chasing barra when the Covid 19 blanket lifts. Nice when one can dream of adventuring again... Cheers, Bobj.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    I knew it! Mackay has more sunshine than the town that’s full of hot air and cold hearts... Cheers, Bobj.
  8. Actually, I bought a set of 5 gold Sovereigns In a velvet case many years ago. That has gone to my son. My next purchase will be a block of shares. I like 2 dividends a year going into reinvesting... Cheers, Bobj.
  9. 100 oz silver bar and 4 gold coins which I bought many years ago. But, they will go to my grandkids. Cheers, Bobj.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    Bah, humbug!! I used to have to wait for a lift to work at 5AM in temps down to -11C in Glen Innes, when I was prospect drilling on a tin mine at Emmaville, NSW. Cheers, Bobj.
  11. Received an e-mail from the Victoria Museum, asking if they could put one of my fish photos in their reference files. I had been asking around if anyone knew what my little fish was and the Victoria Museum came up with the consensus of opinion that it was a barred yellowtail shad; a member of the trevally family. Odd Spot...It is considered common, but in 25 years of fishing here, it is the first time I have caught one. Cheers, Bobj.
  12. My passion is fishing in remote places; especially the very remote Northern Territory. I come across lots of crocs in my pursuit of barramundi. Here are a few photos: And a dingo. And a barra... Cheers, Bobj.
  13. If you step heavily, any snakes present will feel the vibration and retreat. I do it when I go fishing through a National Park. So far, in 20 odd years, I have encountered 1 taipan, 2 red bellied black snakes, 3 tree snakes and 1 python. They were all sunning themselves to get warm enough to get mobile and go hunting for food. Cheers, Bobj.
  14. Says it all, really. Cheers, Bobj.
  15. Bobj

    VE Day 75 Years

    Quite possibly that WWI was fought on foreign soil and was terrible trench warfare, whereas WWII hit London and the big manufacturing cities hard. Cheers, Bobj.
  16. Bobj

    VE Day 75 Years

    Churchill wanted Roosevelt to continue the war in Europe, but Roosevelt trusted Stalin and vetoed the idea, even though he had a distinct advantage with the a bomb. Don’t know anything about Patton in all this. Cheers, Bobj.
  17. Bobj

    VE Day 75 Years

    There was a very big rumour that Churchill wanted to continue fighting the Russians, whereas Atlee wanted the ”boys” to come home. so, the “boys” came home. Cheers, Bobj.
  18. Bobj

    Snow dump!

    And in my ‘fridge... Cheers, Bobj.
  19. Bobj

    Snow dump!

    6am and stupidly cold...14C. But clear skies Cheers, Bobj
  20. Bobj

    How is Trump doing so far?

    Cheers, Bobj.
  21. Bobj

    The Time Machine

    Wait until you get to er um, oh yes, as I was saying...Plovers are...That’s it, 80 years old. Cheers, Bobj.
  22. Bobj

    Photos from your garden

    Spent a rather sweaty time, cutting and digging out a clump of lilies, then clearing the bits. After that, dragged a rotten log out from the rainforest and placed it in the area I had just cleared, then tied a few orchids to the log. Will water it later, after a breather. All those ‘lines’ are aerial roots of a 10 metre philodendron. Cheers, Bobj.
  23. Bobj

    Snow dump!

    Air con will be on this arvo. A rather pleasant 28c. In sunny, tropical Qld. Cheers, Bobj.
  24. Bobj

    Photos from your garden

    15 minutes ago. Cheers, Bobj.
  25. At 7 am went for our daily walk and saw several flags on display in a couple of streets. It is good to know that Anzac Day has not been forgotten due to covid-19. cheers, Bobj.
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