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Stanthorpe – smoke from fires at Wallangarra 15 February 2019 …


The fires at Wallangarra with the SE winds made the smoke at my place Stanthorpe very thick …


Smoke at Stanthorpe 15 02 19

The light was a dark amber and the sun was most unusual through the haze …


The sun through the smoke haze Stanthorpe 3.00pm 15 02 19

The red sun as it sets …

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The red sun as it sets 15 02 19

Thankfully the air has cleared somewhat it was so thick with smoke early afternoon I was thinking of leaving.

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The plastic shopping bag is banned …


In my home state Queensland, Australia the plastic shopping bag is banned from this 1st July.


Yes this old guy has to deal with no plastic bags after using them for nearly 50 years! This might present a few problems.

What do I do about the rubbish? Ever since I have been independent and in charge of the rubbish (always my job) would have a plastic shopping bag in the kitchen and put it out into the wheelie bin regularly so there was no rubbish in the house. Anal I know but that is what I do.

My mother would wrap the household rubbish in newspaper and put it in the old metal bin. I don’t get newspapers anymore all news comes online and it saves the environment right. So my current alternative is to buy a kitchen tidy with twin compartments one for general and one for recycle. Of course I will need to buy plastic bags suitable for that or spend more time, detergent and water to clean it!

Then Bear is going to go shopping. Firstly I will need to buy reusable bags to carry the groceries home in. That should be fine not too costly. So Bear will drive home and park in the remote from the house garage carry the groceries up to the house unpack and fold the reusable bags neatly for next time.

That’s fine but I have to remember to take them with me the next time or buy some more. Am I going to have a use for that spare draw in the kitchen that I thought I would have after the plastic bags had gone?

Is this madness going to save the environment. Seriously the rubbish I see around the place and near waterways appears to be all the other plastic rubbish and none of the plastic shopping bags! Mostly takeaway food wrappings particularly drink containers.

Are they still going to allow the small clear plastic bags that you get to put your veggies in? What about the plastic wrapping and trays meat is packaged in?

Is this move going to save the environment or merely a move initiated by the supermarkets to save money?

Seriously it is becoming a complex life to save the environment. You would think with all the technology we have today a plastic bag that disintegrates in a few months would be possible and much less polluting than the current bags and the new idea of reusable bags?


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First rail trip in Queensland Australia …

In July 2009 I went on the 150th anniversary trip …

Absolutely loved this day.

Congrats Queensland for maintaining our heritage.

Queensland Moments: Cute Animal Compilation 2014 …

Great video I am sure you will agree …

“Sooooo cuuuuute! Oh gosh we have some super cute animals that love to show off for the GoPro and iPhone cameras of our travellers. Here are some of the cutest animal clips that have been captured around Queensland.”

Hope you enjoyed I live in a great part of the world!


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For Belinda …

For my friend Belinda at http://busymindthinking.com/ (Belinda is ill and seeing the world through her friends.)

These are taken from Springbrook, Queensland, Australia at the aptly named “The best of All Lookout”. They are an eastern view down to the Gold Coast and Tweed Valley. Enjoy Belinda.








Hope you enjoyed hottie LOL ;). This is close to where I live on Tamborine Mountain.

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Tamborine National Park Queensland Australia

I live a couple of kilometres from Tamborine National Park and we visit regularly.  This is called The Knoll and the walking track leads to the beautiful Cameron Falls viewing area.

Lunch here with a barbeque and a bottle of wine overlooking the fantastic views north to the State capital Brisbane is most enjoyable.

Please excuse the quality of the pictures I just had my phone with me this day.  I hope it gives you an idea of this beautiful area.