Monday 31 October 2016

Railway and Mountains

Thursday last week, after work, I took the long way home, the scenic route.

Basically it was nowhere near being on the way home, the wrong direction for a start. It was nice though, to have an evening drive and just relax.

Other than work, nothing much has been happening around here. Completely uninteresting blog wise to be honest. That is unless you wish me to yabber on about the lack of housework getting done and the washing I have to do every evening so I have a uniform and the fact that cooking dinner seems just too hard.

I told you, completely uninteresting.

But hey, work has to be done and money is always good. They do say it makes the world go round. Well I don't know about that but it certainly pays the bills and feeds us.

It reminds me of how hard it was when we first moved here. Mr Sparky was an apprentice and I had to take what I could get job wise. A few years later all the job applying has pretty much paid off, finally, and Mr Sparky is qualified and looking at going out on his own. So much has happened in the last few years.

It i amazing how fast things go and how much they change and yet don't.

And here I am, still taking photos of the region. Although admittedly not so enthusiastically at the moment.

At the moment this blog feels like it has hit a standstill. I wonder about what to do with it. 
What do you like about it or think I could do to improve?
But then maybe it is just me and that end of year worn-out-ness or feeling the need to mix it up a bit.

Meanwhile I am going to keep heading out and taking photos and working. 
Well taking photos when I'm not worn out from working and am sleeping instead.

I hope have a great week!

Grab button for one mother hen

Thursday 27 October 2016

Moody Esplanade

Earlier this week I spent a bit of time down near the Esplanade so I made sure I took a few snaps before heading home.

After lots of clear weather the sky was a bit moody that day. In fact earlier I had bounced out of bed, pre sunrise, thinking I would finally head out to take some sunrise pics only to find that it was cloudy. Disappointing.

Anyway, the moody skies made for a different look down on the Esplanade. It won't be too long until this is the regular look of the place with wet season coming up over summer.

For now though, our spring weather has been not too bad. Nice breezes and sunshiny days. And despite jumping on the air con wagon at night a few weeks ago, we've gone back to enjoying the natural cooling breezes from outside.

Life is seeming to be a bit hectic at the moment with work, work, work. I am pretty sure we wouldn't have it any other way though. We like being busy however it would be nice to get some of the housework done. Hmmm maybe I should be doing that rather than blogging.

I can't believe Christmas is coming up so soon. Where has the year gone?

We are hoping to get away and visit family, meaning my family, for the first Christmas in far too many years. Fingers crossed on that one.

Until then I have a family visit to the north to look forward to, yay!

Do you find this a hectic time of year?
Where do you think the year went?

Friday 21 October 2016

Through the Sugar Cane

It has been a while since I've chased a sunrise or sunset.

I've been too busy going from job to job or just wanting to go home on my nights off.

Last week I attempted a sunset, it looked like a nice evening for it.

So after work I headed a bit further south to find some sugar cane and watch the sky change.

It is the middle of sugar cane harvest so there is a mixture of new regrowth, new plantings and older cane waiting for harvest. The sugar mills are working hard and cane trains and trucks are on the move.

I think I need to find some time to find some cane harvesting. I feel I am missing this season completely and I do find it interesting.

 So now it is time for me to don my uniform yet again and head off to work.

Enjoy your Friday, I know I can't wait for mine to end.

And if I don't drop in before then, have a great weekend!

I am hoping for a relaxing one.

Monday 17 October 2016

Rainbow Colours

Monday again, how did that happen?
It is that time of year where colour comes out to play.

I hope these funny fellows brighten your day.