Yes he is a bit rough isn't he.
We have had two and a half days of glorious rain over most of
SE Qld but still need LOTS more to put some water into our
Some of you may recall this photo from a few days ago showing the ant
nests with their flood proofing parapets, I was a little skeptical about
how efficient this would be if you remember.
I should have had more faith in them, once the rain started they simply
sealed the top entrances over with more soil and sat it out in comfort
today, as the rain looks like its finishing for now they have opened up
some small entrances you will see if you enlarge the photo
There are dozens of these nests just on my property so there must be
thousands around the town, here each nest has a cap built over the
top entrance and the rain only made the soil they built with set a little
to become more waterproof... Nature is indeed great to observe.
A cold winter.
It was April and the Aboriginals in a remote part of
Since he was an elder in a modern community he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the tribe should collect firewood to be prepared.
But being a practical leader, after several days he had an idea. He walked out to the telephone booth on the highway, called the Bureau of Meteorology and asked, "Is the coming winter in this area going to be cold?" The meteorologist responded, "It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold." So the elder went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared.
A week later he called the Bureau of Meteorology again. "Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?" The meteorologist again replied, "Yes, it's going to be a very cold winter." The elder again went back to his community and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later the elder called the Bureau again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?" he asked. "Absolutely," the man replied. "It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters ever." "How can you be so sure?" the elder asked.
The weatherman replied, "There are reports that the Aboriginals are collecting firewood like crazy, and that's always a sure sign."