Friday, December 21, 2007

The Smokey and Nanny Show...

"His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always." ~~Rudyard Kipling

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." ~~ Milan Kundera

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~~ Unknown

"My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind; So flew'd, so sanded; their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew... "~~William Shakespeare, a MidsSummer Night's Dream

"I used to look at [my dog] Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'" -~ Fred Jungclaus

"Tis sweet to hear the watch dog's honest bark Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home; 'tis sweet to know there is an eye will markOur coming and look brighter when we come."
~~Lord Byron

Dogs are miracles with paws. ~~Attributed to Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Friday, September 7, 2007

If you don't let go, you can't fall off! (Jerry Moffat)

In the Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park (5060 hectares) there are these rocks that just jut out of the ground....there are many, and they offer rock climbers over 2000 different climbs-some of the best climbing in Australia. (I have done 4-the easiest ones :) )
To get there I go through a small country town; "Natimuk"...which is Aboriginal for "Little Creek". I think the population is around the 500 mark, but obviously gets it's fair share of climbing-sightseeing tourists.

The old jail lock up, Natimuk.

"Why ? Why, why, why do I do this ???" — Chuck Pratt
I don't know why it is, but I just love to climb...I don't even particularly like heights, it isn't really about the's something in the climb and the quiet...
"I think you love rocks so much that they've replaced your brain." — Rex Pieper

Your legs can actually feel on fire and all air goes from the lungs..
"I have never turned back in my life ; I shall not do so today". Emile Rey

"The best climber in the world is the one who's having the most fun." ...Alex Lowe.

"Come live with me, and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountains yields".-- Christopher Marlowe

Aaaah some sheep of undetermined intelligence :)

Look what someone (no, not me!) has written on bottom right hand corner rock...

Each time I come here I see something different in the rock this looked like a foot-toes poking up through the ground..

A face with no eyes or nose, just an open mouth?

This climb winds around and up through undergrowth first, then gets more difficult...
"They say miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear '. -- William Shakespeare All's Well that Ends Well, Act II Scene III

Is it just my mind, or does actually look a little vulva-rish?...........

"Rocks make no compromise for sex... rock climbing is not like some sports, where it is made easier for women; or sports like, say, softball, which is only baseball for soft people. On a rock, everything is equal."
Beverly Johnson

"Every moment of light and dark is a miracle." Walt Whitman.

"Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God". Kurt Vonnegut

As high as I could get...
"If you're ever killed mountain climbing, then all that you've worked for is gone." Jim Whittaker

The backpack got left under the old dead tree....was getting pretty steep and needing balance by this strap in between teeth with camera tucked down front of shirt.

"Many years ago, I climbed the mountains, even though it is forbidden. Things are not as they teach us; the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky". from Startrek

Camp the base among pine trees birds and animals..
"Short is the little time which remains to thee of life. Live as on a mountain". Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

"Mountains viewed from a distance seem to be unscalable, but they can be climbed. The slopes that seem so steep seem to level off as we near them."-- Anonymous

*Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.."
John Muir.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

If, Do, Are and What..

Questions and Answers..

If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be?

I would not change....I am now the sum total of what has all gone on before...if I were to pull or swap one of the bricks on this pyramid it might just topple down...;)

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Aaah but I plan on getting to finish seeing the two thirds the way there...

Do you get along better with the same sex or opposite sex?

Why all sex is good.

Are you a homebody or social butterfly?

Home is my haven, but I can do a poor imitation of a furry moth.

What do you enjoy doing on the weekends?

Anything that takes my fancy............

What is your idea of the perfect romantic getaway?

Anything uninterrupted. All alone, just the two of us...always great for 20 minutes.

Do you think you can love someone, without trusting them?

Two separate things entirely. Yes, I can love someone without trusting them..

Do you believe it is possible to be in love with someone you have never actually spent time with?

Oh strewth, ummm, yes.

Do you believe in soul mates?


If you believe in soul mates, have you found yours?

Several times.

What is your biggest weakness, or flaw?

Keeping in mind I am a work in progress...stubborness, I can be a stubborn coot.

If you could have any job what would your top three career choices be?

1. A Nurse...(I am)

2. Photographer...(Well I sort of get to do this...)

3. Work with animals..(I do) A blessed life.

Saturday, March 31, 2007


A Moon-dawg

The moon like a flower In heaven's high bower, With silent delight
Sits and smiles on the night.. (William Blake)

I've done it again, haven't I, put up the same pic twice...where is the eject button Scotty?

"There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery." Lord Jim..Joseph Conrad

"Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth.." Joseph Addison

"The moving moon went up to the sky, And nowhere did abide; Softly she was going up, And a star or two beside." ..Samuel Taylor Coleridge (The Ancient Mariner).