Saturday, November 29, 2008

Back in the Land of Smoking Mountains


Good to be back!! I even missed the volcano ......

although that sentiment may last only a day or two!!!!


BTW - Have a new photo on Through My Glass Eye

34 comments:

Willow said...

Welcome back!

willywagtail said...

Wahoo! So glad to have you back. i hope all has worked out well for you. I've missed the smoking mountain too. Cherrie

ancient one said...

Do they ever quit smoking?

Willow said...

Jules,
I knew that there must have been a very important personal reason that took you away from Rabaul. My prayers for you and your family...

Katie said...

Jules it's so good to see you back home, even though this volcano photo is a bit frightening. I know things can't be easy for you and your family right now, but know that there are lots and lots of us thinking of you!

Therese said...

I am hoping you would see a difference in the smoke if it was really serious or not?
One day at a time Jules.

Hilda said...

Welcome back, Jules! I hope you had a good trip. Does that volcano ever stop spewing ash and smoke?

Jules said...

Hi Everyone - thanks for your comments and great to get in touch again!!!

Hilda - it has been doing this without taking breath all year!!!

Therese - thanks and yes when it is really serious it really goes off big time. If you have a look here you will see what I mean!!!!
http://rabauldailyphoto-extraphotos.blogspot.com/2007/07/tavurvur-erupts.html

Ann said...

Good to see you back Jules. My thoughts are with you and your family. In answer to your question, the building is now used as office space but in such a way thta it doesn't damage the fabric of the original building.

That is an incredible photo.

USelaine said...

I'm glad you're safely back. My best wishes to you and your family.

alicesg said...

Welcome back, sorry about your sister in law. Take care.

Wow, the smoke is very scary but you did a great job taking a photo shot of it.

dive said...

Jules, there's not a "woohoo" or a "yay" in the whole workd big enough to welcome you back.
Huge hugs from up here in Old Britain.
xox

Alifan said...

Hello Jules.. sending hugs from me to you on your recent loss......memories are very precious, as Dive, Full and I know...

So glad you are back safe and sound, although that volcano looks mighty angry!!!!

M.Benaut said...

Dear Jules,

You can see that you have been so sorely missed by all your mates, but you have had obligations to loved ones.

We will all be here solidly behind you and hope you regain strength slowly and in your own good time.

I think Dive summed it up in his inimitable way.

He is a gem, but then, so are you !!

GMG said...

Hi Jules! Hope you didn’t grow fat on Thanksgiving and survived all the awful news in the media this week… Great to see you back and with an awesome picture of the volcano!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is in Tunisia, now at the Blue Village after the Bardo Museum (a must)! Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

Donna said...

You have Truly been missed Sweetheart!! I Am So sorry for your loss...Am praying for you all and sending Lots of Love and Hugs to you!!!!hughughugs

lynn said...

Wow Zazzle it into a postcard!

Chuckeroon said...

I think we are allowed to say "Bloody hell!!"

Should I say I'm glad you are back or not? Anyway, I am glad. In fact very glad indeed.

JM said...

Hi, Jules!

I'm so sorry about your loss, please accept my condolences.

It's good to have you back! You've just started posting with the most amazing photo!!! Absolutelly stunning! It seems the 'big boy' is ready for partying again!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Jules, I would like to pay my respects to the family and send my deepest condolences.

This said, I'm sure you will find the strenght to face every single day with a smile on your face.

I'm also glad you are back and that you came on by to see my camelias!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,
Thanks for all your offers of help to the girls there now. They are having a great time. Hope all went well as can be expected with your family - what eventually happened? With the world economic situation as it is , we are being transferred to Shanghai - a shame as we love Beijing. Hope to get back to Rabaul sometime next year.

Anonymous said...

Sorry,

I'm posting again as i seem to have missed that your sister-in-law passed Jules. I am vey sorry.
Deidre

Hilda said...

I just saw your comment on Elaine's blog. I'm so sorry to hear that you had to go to Australia because of bad news. My sympathy to your entire family, Jules.

Neva said...

Hope all is well after your visit home.....missing a volcano??? Hmmmm I'll have to take your word for it!!! I still marvel at the one photo you took where your girls could not go in the water/ocean due to the temperature of the water....fascinating as I find that...I find I enjoy it through your eyes very much!!Living vicariously through you works for me!!!(--especially the bug bits.)

K M F said...

please accept my condolences.

Petrea said...

Jules, I just want to send thoughts your way. I'm sorry to hear of your sad loss.

You've returned to a place of grandeur and your digital capture of it is wonderful.

Dina said...

Welcome back, Jules. Sad about your sister-in-law. May her memory be a blessing.
The smoking mountains are awesome!

photowannabe said...

Welcome back. We missed you.
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your sister in law.
This is an amazing shot of the volcano.

babooshka said...

That is incrdeible.

Jilly said...

You are back! Great. and what a photograph to show us. How utterly fabulous.

Marie said...

Glad to see you online again but I was very sad to read what you wrote on my blog.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice to have you back. Nice photo.

jenan said...

So sorry to hear of your family's loss.

Denton said...

Welcome back.