A yellow candle,
Is a cylindrical Banksia.
A Glowing cone against
The dark green leaves
Is native to Australia,
Pretending to be a single flower
Conspicuous to lure the bees and birds,
To prepare the next generation!
It is spring time again in Perth, Australia.
The flowers are blooming,
Birds are chirping and the weather is getting warmer.
It is the best time to go for long walks and admire the Mother Nature.
Below are the images of Clivia lilies which I have captured on my smart phone.
The bright orange Clivia lilies are native to South Africa also referred as kafir lilies.
Is it is politically correct to refer as “kafir” lilies nowadays?
Here is a trivia for you…
Many Oxford University scholars pouring over a wide range of reading material and came up with the conclusion,
that it is…..
(Delivered by presenter Gillian O’Shaughnessy on breakfast radio )
The above photos were taken at an animal farm in the South West region of Western Australia. Please note that none of the above animals are not native to Australia and were introduced after the colonisation.
The animals were well kept in large paddicks and were very friendly.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”
When the Northern Hemisphere is getting ready to brave the winter, Continue reading
Sitar ,Saxophone, Percussion and Tabla memorisisng together to create Bhava Raaga Thaala -Thillana
Lyrics and Composition by Dr.Arunthathy Sriranganathan
Sitar – Sarangan Sriranganathan
Saxophone – Sandy Evans
Tabla – Bobby Singh
Percussions / Drums – Ben Walsh
Election Analyst Antony Green from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) is a great number cruncher during the Australian state and Federal elections. I have watched him over the years on the TV screen during election nights with his predictions and prophecies calling the elections. I also recollect that the young Green having a great crown of hair to slowly loosing it over the years.
This time Green has analysed a different set of numbers with the cricket score of Ashes 2015. As cricket lovers know that the Ashes series between Australia and the mother island England is a highly fought battle.
2015 series is not looking good for the Aussies at the old enemies’ turf. The first day of the fourth test match started at Trent Bridge yesterday the 6th of August. Day one of the five day match turned out to be disastrous for the Aussies. In their first innings Aussies were all out for embarrassing 60 runs in 18.3 overs in ninety four minutes.
Analyst Green has brilliantly converted the first innings timeline of disaster to a single tweet.(See below ).
And a photo of the day goes to ……
Nowadays politicians have big tickets for travel expenses.
Checkout how much Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has claimed in 1969 for the flight to the moon!
It was a mere $33.31 cents.
Australian Federal Speaker of the Parliament Bronwyn Bishop and the opposition spokesman for Labor Party Tony Burke please take a note of this.
Perhaps Aldrin claimed it for the parking slot or the inflight entertainment. Dont you think that he should have included the milage as well?
Tomorrow will be the finals between Australia and New Zealand, a trans-Tasman battle will be held at the Melbourne Cricket grounds (MCG).
Google has depicted the world cup today on their doodle. (see below)
When it comes to cricket, the rivalry between the brothers is well known especially by the under arm delivery that occurred 35 years ago (1981) at the MCG .
Ex New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has indicated that tomorrow’s match may be his last to watch since he is battling with cancer.
The four time champions Australia (1987,1999,2003, 2007) would like to win the cup in front of their home crowd, while the cup will be the first time for the black caps. If the Kiwis win the cup it will be a big boost for the island nation who has been battling with earthquakes for the last few years.
I vividly remember the time when Sri Lanka won the cup for the first time in 1996 and the sweet memory lingers as if it happened just a few days ago. There is no doubt that I will be barracking for the Kiwis for tomorrow.
Go Kiwi!! Win the cup for your nation!!