NOT Lava

Some days don’t you just get down and dance to Barbara Streisand (by Duck Sauce)? Other days your mining tunnel fills will lava and you have to play Seeed’s Wonderful Life AARGH over and over again.

Imagine that. If lava was an actual, everyday threat to our miners. Whatever you were mining. Gold? Lava. Iron ore? Lava. Coal? LAVA! There would be no walling it off with cobble before it ate your shoes, either; real lava will eat your face before you ever touch it. Eat your face and make you a widow. To yourself. Anyway, it’s time to stop asking questions about the verisimilitude of my mining/lava knowledge and get into…

Picture of the Day 43: alle Enten im Wasser schwimmen

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Brad, Levi, Eli, Abbey, Jordan and Jake in fast deep water! Not really. Today was my sister Robyn’s last day in town. To celebrate we took dinner out to the Junction. The slow, warm Goobagrandra is perfect for swimming, and our largish group was far from the only one there…

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Look at those kids diving! Jake and I dared each other for a while to climb up and do likewise, but ah. No. We stuck to the lower branches. Jake did make one audacious attempt out over the water, at about the height of the second highest boy in the photo above. The crowd held its breath, Jake’s big moment had arrived; and he slipped and crashed gracelessly into the water. 😀

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Eventually our group gathered around for dinner. Our group included five kids, five adults, including my brother Brad and sister Robyn, and three dogs; Sax, Reggie and Rosie. Reggie immediately landed himself in trouble by lifting his leg on a handbag. Sax meanwhile ran between our table and the river, greeting everyone and having a fabulous time. He surfed, he swum, he ran wild with the pack.

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As the sun went down, and we wore ourselves out, the pictures just got prettier. This last, which will be the last I take of the Junction for a while, is my favourite so far. The reflections on the dark water of the billabong, the fiery colours of sunset, so vivid and lovely.

It’s sad to see Robyn go, but do you know one good thing? It’s an excuse to travel to see her! Queensland, here we come!


About Anneque Machelle

Anneque Machelle finds the best in indie sci-fi - so you don't have to. Her background in biology, engineering and fiction writing give her a Geiger counter to find the most radioactive underground hits this side of Pripyat.
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