14/37 Seahorses

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Visited the seahorse centre in Beauty Point on my birthday.

14/35 Hospital

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My father has just had a hip replacement and is now practicing his breathing as he got a bit of congestion overnight.

14/34 Finally growing

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These tomatoes were planted mid October and finally they are starting to ripen. It took ages for the branches to develop. I thought I wasn’t going to have any at all.

14/33 Birds of a feather

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Went for a drive near Sandford where the fire was last week. Saw these two kookaburras sitting on a gum tree branch.

14/32 Death

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My strawberry plants are finally stopping flowering this season. Maybe some of the leaves are giving up the ghost. Thought this half alive half dead leaf was a great photo to take.

14/31 Here comes the rain

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Forecast for high temperatures, gale force winds and a cold front to come through today. Think it has arrived.

14/30 Smoke everywhere

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Earlier this afternoon, I heard a loud noise coming from the airport and something flying directly over my house. Looked out the door and saw smoke everywhere. Checked out website fires Tasmania and saw one had started near Sandford about 10 minute drive away from me. Can see the helicopters water bombing in front of the flames.

14/29 Birds of a feather

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Two friendly birds on a fence outside my brother’s house.

14/28 Scrimshaw

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Being retired, I can now attend some lunchtime talks. Today was about scrimshaw and I took along a pair of whale teeth my father had been given by his foster father who was a friend of his mother. We don’t know the history of the teeth but they might have been handed down from my great great grandfather who was a whaler in the 1870′s and 1880′s.

14/27 Time to start cleaning up

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Noticed the weeds have started growing again near my raised vegetable beds. Need to get out there on a cool day and start pulling them. Doesn’t take much though, with all the pebbles and weed mat underneath it all.