When we started this years ago our average monthly electric bill was $295.00. We are diligent about lowering this figure. Every dollar saved goes in a family trust to be used for family fun. Some of the best photos during the 2017 Tour de Travoy were taken the day I climbed Mont Ventoux and the one above was certainly the most poignant. The sculpture dates from 1880 and was originally sculpted in wax before being cast in bronze. There are lots of famous paintings and sculptures in the Musee d’Orsay but unlike in some museums, such as the Louvre, the exhibits are not overwhelming and the crowds not as big so it is well worth a visit.
The third part is about making a wall plaque that is for hanging on the wall where my dad is. He said that everyone should have a good leather belt, it could come in handy sometimes and maybe even save your life. It was quite a few years later before I really understood what he said.
The Herald Sun reported today that a recent La Trobe University study had found that human disturbance to ecosystems such as clearing forest for farmland has led to profound changes in the diversity of ant species world wide. Professor Heloise Gibb was quoted saying that, disappearing ant species are more likely to be predators, increasing the chances that pest populations might explode. The case of the old Christmas Beetle, it unclear what if any effect a decline in the population will cause.
Just last week, a farmer in Thanjavur in the state killed himself after his tractor was seized because he was not repaying his bank loan. Earlier this month, another farmer was filmed as the police beat him up as they moved to take away his tractor. Actor Karunakaran repaid the farmer’s due to bail him out..
These blooms are tiny compared to the Tabebuia blooms and may not even get noticed. Not surprisingly, a visitor to the park (he seemed to be British) asked me in a quizzical manner, “What are you photographing”? I pointed to the tiny blooms and told him, “The blooms there”. He felt amused and asked me, “Why the blooms, you could instead take pictures of the birds and (on a sarcastic note), the garbage pile there (pointing out to a huge pile of trash).” Ewww! Here was a foreigner making a mockery of the sad state of whatever cleanliness initiatives that are supposed to be in place but not happening.
His film adaptation of Cold in July is a writhing rattlesnake of Texas Gothic. In the movie, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) plays an East Texas picture framer and family man, who becomes an accidental killer when he guns down a burglar in the night.