Sandstone Stairs

Here is a photo of stairs made of sandstone.

I guess this serves as a reminder of Sydney sitting on sandstone.

I think that, with the dirt on the stairs interesting patterns are emphasized.

I also like how the stairs contrast with the stone on either side.

I hope you enjoy.

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To Mount Dingo: Heading to and the Evening in Katoomba

I got home with the intent of leaving at a very specific time in order to meet Ewe at work so we could head up into Katoomba together, as it didn’t feel right going ahead of him.

Unfortunately that plan went out the window. I resolved to hop onto the train that I was planning to catch with Ewe, get off at Central Station and then catch the train that would take us to Katoomba.

Traffic from my place to Town Hall was fairly dense at that time of the afternoon. Peak hour was kicking into full gear.

Luckily, despite plenty of time waiting I was able to get off the bus and make it to Town Hall Station with a minute or so to spare.

I kept Ewe in the loop about the sudden change of meeting plans.

I went down to the platform at which the train he was on would stop and decided to head to a different platform to get a train to Central Station instead due the large amount of people that were waiting on that platform not leaving me feeling confident about my chances of catching the required train had I remained.

Moving to another platform proved to be a good idea as I was able to get to Central Station on time.

Once at Central Station I walked as quickly as I could to get to a train that went to the Blue Mountains. I needed to recharge my transport card and, due to some information from one of the station, had a sense of relief as I had six minutes to spare which was more than enough time to take care of recharging.

I made my way to the train and thankfully there were a few minutes to spare.
Another bonus was that the train was an express to Bathurst, with only a small amount of stops before Katoomba.

I waited in the doorway so Ewe could see where on the train I was.
About a minute passed and I became nervous. I tried calling Ewe, but there was no answer.

I had a feeling that he was not on the train, but I did not get off. It wasn’t long before the doors shut and the train began its journey.

I had a quick look for a seat. There wasn’t much space so I went to the door at the other end of the carriage.

Soon Ewe and I were on the phone to each other.
I told him where I was and he told me that the train was still at Central.
I hadn’t told him which train we needed to catch.

I said I would hop onto the train that he was going to be catching when the one that I was on arrived at Parramatta Station and despite that stop being a stop for picking up passengers only, I got off the train I was on and waited for the train Ewe was on so we could go to Katoomba together.

The wait was short and soon we were sitting down and talking about stuff that I cannot quite remember.

Once we were in Katoomba and had experienced the shift in temperature, we made our way quickly to Ewe’s mums place.
We had a quick breather before she gave us a lift to the police station so we could collect an epirb.

It was a little intense in the police station. We filled out information we needed to and waited whilst two other people were there reporting an incident. I don’t think either of us thought it would be a good idea to interrupt.

The police officer did at one point tell the two people reporting an incident that he’d quickly speak to us. It was a brief conversation. He found out that Ewe grew up there and that we both did a lot of bush walking, then told us to trigger the epirb only in an emergency if no other option is available, but that we’d be fine as, in his words, “you guys know what you’re doing”.

There was a brief stop at the supermarket so we could stock up on food and water supplies before we were driven back to Ewe’s mum’s place. Dinner was quick and reorganising everything we needed to take was slow.

Soon we went to sleep which was later than expected, but still enough to make sure we could have an early start.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 375: Smiths Lake Once More

It is a Sunday today. Today is Sunday and this is the day that I head off onto one more field trip to add to my list of field trips that I have been a part of during my time spent being a student.

Once more I will be heading off to Smiths Lake and once more I will be doing the things that involve the learning in order to boost my levels of education in order to get myself slightly closer to that deliciously tasty completion of my undergraduate and therefore one more step closer to being the better person when it comes to the knowledge of my particular field that I have chosen for myself.

Am I excited?

Nope.

I think that at this point I just want to get it over and done with. I think I’ve hit a point of over-saturation when it comes to university things.

Still, I am going to soldier forward as it is something that I should get out of the way. I do know that when I am done, I will look back on the experience and think to myself “well, that was an experience”.

I do know that I’m looking forward to a lot of hard work, assuming that the work will be hard. It may be quite easy. I do not know at this point in time.

I also know that carrying around far more stuff than I probably should will be about as fun as carrying around a lot more stuff than I should.

It will be that fun.

I can think of a lot of other things that I’d rather do, such as go on lengthy rants, but at this point this is something that I’ve chosen to do so I don’t have much room to complain about what I am going to experience.

Will there be adventures? Will there be misadventures? Will there be walking? Will there be swimming? Will there be things?

There better be things.

I probably will enjoy myself, but I’m at the stage where I have my doubts about the satisfaction of the experience that I am casting myself into. I imagine that that is due to a desire to keep on resting at this point. I think I need a bit longer a break than I’ve had, as I’ve spent my break between summer semester and the first semester of this year doing a fair bit of stuff and not enough being lazy, in my opinion which just so happens to not be humble.

Well, at least I’ll be able to be in the bush once more. There hasn’t been enough time spent in the bush during this holiday period. Not enough for my liking at all.

Well, now I’m running out of things to say. Surprising I know.

I guess I will close this off by saying something about the true nature of reality. Possibly.

Maybe I’ll instead close this off by talking about how I will close this off.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:18:30

So I’m happy with the time but not satisfied with the writing.

This is something that seemed to run out of steam pretty early on and I stretched it out a little too far.

Written at home.

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Rosemary

I think.

It looks like rosemary.

Probably is not rosemary.

I like the way that this plant stretches out, reaching for something.

Most likely sunlight.

I hope you enjoy.

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Darling Harbour Night Capture

Last week whilst under the weather I went for a walk and took some photos, as one does when they have a strong desire to exit the house.

There were other things that I needed to take care of, but photography came along.

Anyway, here’s a lazy long exposure that I took.

There’s some vegetation in the shot that was close by. I do like that it’s there as it slightly alters the scene.

Other than that, I do like the way the Ferris Wheel was captured as well as the light patterns both on the water and the buildings.

I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 374: That is the Hope

Here I am. I am here. At work of course.

It is far more quiet than I expected that it would be, but such is the way of things when you are at work and there are no calls to take.

Well, there are some, but they are far and few between. Hope fully this means that I will get a lot of stuff that is not related to work done.

That is the hope.

Why?

Probably due to a lot of stuff outside of work that needs to be done and my complete and utter desire to be as lazy as possible right now.

Still, I shall project the images in my mind to somewhere else in order to envision another world and another place to be and thus a land of fantasy will be born, but hopefully it will be fantasy based on reality rather than fantasy based on fantasy.

Is it a fantasy if I am thinking of a place that exists and projecting myself as being there in the images in my mind?

It probably is still fantasy. Still, at the moment it is a fantasy that I want to have as a reality, but sometimes you don’t always get what you want and that is okay, for if we always got what we wanted, then there would probably be a lot less satisfied and fulfilled at the end of the day. It could also lead  to a  lot of complacency and that is not something that people should become accustomed to, if they have the ability to avoid it as much as possible.

Now, where was I?

I do not know, but I do know that I am sitting at my desk and I am typing away, which is not something out of the ordinary for me at this point. If I continue to write about the same thing over and over, do I really keep on growing as a writer?

Maybe I do. Maybe I don’t. I do not know right now, but I do know that in trying to get this under five minutes, there is going to be a lot of crap and repetition to read, for my success does not rely on the quality, but the quantity and how fast I can reach the end. It is a race to the bottom and I am the only person participating in this silly little run that I have set up for myself.

Who will reach the wend before I do? Will it be the timer? Will it be the orange juice that I desperately wish that I had right now, sipping away  whilst thinking about the things that I indeed do think about on a daily basis?

Will it be my massive ego?

There is only one way to find out and there will be no quarter for those who do not see the way forward is the only way given the circumstances of me tripping over my fingers!

Possibly. Who knows?

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 05:14:55

Hmm.

I guess this is kind of works. Possibly.

Written at work.

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Smoothies

Behold! Some smoothies!

I imagine that they would have tasted “Sweet“.

This is my submission into The Daily Post‘s photo challenge for the week.

I hope you enjoy.

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