Daisies enjoying Spring sunshine
Sunday September 20, 2020.
A variety of Towers towering over
their respective landscape.
I’m not sure why the Tower of London was so named.
Google to the rescue:
It was founded towards the end of 1066
as part of the Norman Conquest of England.
The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name,
was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was
a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted
upon London by the new ruling elite.
And now I know 🙂
Closer to home is…..
…Auckland’s Sky Tower in New Zealand.
Using your imagination it could be
described as similar to Sydney’s Tower.
The major point of difference is that we
celebrated Number 2 Daughter-in-Law’s birthday
with dinner in the Auckland Sky Tower in 2018.
Many of my photos I remember taking,
not so this one over Paris…
…not from the top observation point.
Alas we only made it to the
second observation deck.
I guess we should be happy to have made
it up the Eiffel Tower at all,
because we did not set foot inside the
Giotto Bell Tower in Florence, in Italy.
I think we may have paid more than we should have,
to visit the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa
(Burj meaning Tower, so I was told).
However, it was a wonderful, last day, experience
and we thought some pricey
souvenir photos worthwhile.
High Tea at the Burj Al Arab was our
main reason for a stopover in Dubai.
Again, not something to do on a weekly basis
but a wonderful experience.
We nudged the local retail economy along
with a new set of clothes each, for the occasion,
and felt human after living in the same
traveller kit for four weeks.
These Towers are springing up
all over the Western District.
Almost at our back door, on the farm,
is a wind farm of over 100 towers
claimed to be the largest in
the Southern Hemisphere.
May have been when built,
but no longer so, I suspect.
Before sunrise on Corio Bay
Morning fog in July.
Morning hail on a cold bleak
day in August.
Before we moved to the Geelong area
I was told by two sources that the area was
drier than our Wester District home.
And the climate is considerably drier.
However, we nearly always receive
a heavy summer downpour…
…which can flood our backyard for a few hours.
I guess not really a flood, rather very wet.
In late July/early August his year we had
a few weeks of bitterly (for us) cold weather.
Although we did not receive aay snow fell to
five or six hundred metres above sea level.
Thee best we received was a heavy
shower of hail in early August.
I don’t think we have received hail so heavy
in all our 15 years here.
Perhaps an Eastern Lorikeet.
Red Rump Parrot
Another view of the