This is the internal shell of spirula spirula, a cephalopod mollusc, or the ram’s horn squid. The live squid is rarely seen as it lives in the deep ocean; we only see its internal buoyancy organ. Today was green, grey and foamy. Advertisements
Today was a celebration of clouds
Marine pelagic gastropod, creates a buoyant raft and floats in the blue layer. The most beautiful purple-blue. (No relation to Molina Molina by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
We were walking the dog a few weeks ago when we chanced on a strange sight. A eucalypt had been damaged in several places, and as these trees often do there was now a thick, sticky sap running down its trunk. Nothing very unusual there. In this species, the sap was a bright, transparent red: […]
I usually post these under the infinite8horizons menu, but today had sky, sea, waves, rain, colour, and detail, so I thought I’d post it here for a change. This is the skeleton of porpita porpita or the blue button, not a true jellyfish but a colony animal like the bluebottle. Thanks to the Queensland Museum […]
Strepera Graculina Are you looking at me? I’m just here for a drink… …and a bath… …Seriously! Can I have some privacy!? No? Alright, I’m off… …and here’s what I think of you!
Vale Lorna James of the Cairds, clan Sinclair, my mother’s sister and my Auntie Lorna. Always ready to laugh, warm-hearted yet practical, welcoming and generous. Farewell… My thoughts and sympathies to her daughters and family.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT Department of Social Services Has absolutely nothing to do with this PRESS RELEASE Like Kevin Andrews, I will not be opening the World Congress of Families. Like Kevin, I have decided to issue a Press Release to explain my decision. Like Kevin, I have decided nonetheless to publish the speech I would have […]