Thursday, October 30, 2008

A rainbow for you

Heading home one afternoon I saw this rainbow out to sea. We pulled off the road and I jumped out and ran down to the beach.

The rainbow went right down to the water, although it is hard to see it on the photo.

I snapped a couple of shots but it disappeared very quickly. I turned to go back to the car and saw a stunning sky behind me but that will have to wait until next week.

I hope it brings you good fortune in these days of finacial instability.

To see more skies from around the world go here to Sky Watch Blog.

BTW Squirrel got me onto the species of moth that I featured on my previous blog - and yes it is a Death’s Head Moth (Acherontia atropos), a species of hawk moth.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mask Moth

This moth was on the screen door the other day. I don't know what type it is but it has a colourful PNG mask on the back of it!!!!

Oh, and yes Neva - it was VERY BIG!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happenings around town.

A few ex-Rabaulites and Kokopuddlians have asked to see more pictures of the road works happening around the place. So I went around yesterday to catch a few. The weather is very dry and incredibly windy so I had to dash back to the car when the dust blew up.

The new Post Office is taking ages to build but is finally getting there. It is across from Brian Bell, where the sport's field was. This is to be a new commercial area and all the roads around it are new.

I am standing on the Brian Bell corner looking towards Anderson's. The new Bank South Pacific is on the left. - where Rabtrads used to be and the new round-about is in front of me.

This is behind Andersons looking towards the market with Air Nuigini on the left. This was just pot-hole heaven. My little car needed planks to cross some of them they were that big!!

I am standing on Anderson's corner looking at the Fire Station. The new round-about here is taking forever it seems. There have been concerns that it may be too tight for the fire engine to fit around.

If you are interested I can do more!!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

An excuse and a nice spot to have a swim

Sorry I've been AWOL


I have a good excuse and another Good Luck / Bad Luck story!!!

What Good Luck all the flights connected and we got home safely yesterday!!!

What Bad Luck the desk-top computer decided to take a long holiday and fell in a heap.

What Good Luck I have a laptop.

What Bad Luck the local area connection wouldn't open the blogger for me to post!!!

What Good Luck my provider is now working (24 hrs later).

What Bad Luck the photos are all on the computer which is at the hospital.

What (Sort-of) Good Luck I have some old photos on my laptop.

This is one of my favouite places to swim - Tovarua Plantation.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bouncing Baby Boy

A friend of mine, a volunteer doctor from Germany, took this photo of a very healthy looking baby at Vunapope Hospital, Kokopo.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Batten Down the Hatches

This house, on the outskirts of Kokopo, has a wonderful view...

........but the owners are obviously concerned about strong winds.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Escargot - non????

I think this cloud came all the way from France - I see a snail on a platter!!!


I am in Australia at the moment and can't participate in Sky Watch Friday but thought I 'd post a photo of the sky anyhow - as it has become a bit of a habit!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tupela pikinini

There is nothing more beautiful than children from this part of the world.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Market mahem!!!

There is always a mad rush to get home after the Saturday markets.

Although this guy was really cool and not rushing!!!


I am flying to Australia tomorrow; will be away for a week. See ya next Thursday!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Where have all the potholes gone, long time passing?

There is an amazing amount of road works being carried out in Kokopo at the moment.

Every street seems to be under construction. Not that I am complaining I might add.

I won't miss the potholes.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Big Sky

Some days the sky makes you feel as small as an ant!!!

To see other big skies click here

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rush hour PNG style

This lady and her son were heading home this afternoon past my place. What a great way to travel in these days of rising petrol prices and road rage!!

My new blog Through My Glass Eye is up and running.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Stick 'em up!!

We have been besieged by stick insects (Phasmatodea) lately. They seem to be everywhere.

Apparently they make great pets.

Let's see ....2 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit and a bird, AND a hundred or so stick insects.....hmmmm maybe not!!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mango madness

It is mango season here and the market benches are groaning under the weight of them.

This young tree is in my neighbour's yard and is bearing well. The mature trees grow to massive dimensions and make wonderful shade trees...although you must be careful of falling mango missiles - ouch!!!


I missed my Vietnam blog when it finished, so have started a new one called Through My Glass Eye.

It is just a collection of photos from our travels. I was inspired by David's Digital Art so some of the photos I have played with to add effects - just for fun.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Beckoning Sky on Sky Watch Friday

We are on holidays here and yesterday was just one of those drop-dead gorgeous days with the sky and sea so beckoning. A perfect way to have spend it was on a sail boat....

......pity it isn't ours!!!

I've been jumping up and down on my deck waving my champagne glass but haven't scored a berth yet!! Maybe I'm being too pushy?

Check out other beckoning skies here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Theme - Lines

It has been ages since I have joined a theme day. It made me realise how many times I have been away this year on the first of the month!!!!

I immediately thought of coconut trees when I knew Lines was the theme for this month.

Their trunks are amazing.

......and so are their leaves.

I have posted the tree trunks before but thought they could do with another airing as they fit the theme so well. I have changed them to B & W to highlight their line.

To visit other daily photos and see what they have done with Lines click here: