Hang in there while it loads … it could be quite a long weight

(Thank heavens that’s over~!)

And now, here’s yer snaps—

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This is a fairly recent addition to the Winton landscape. As is the Jehovah’s Witness hall (Kingdom Hall? Nomenclature of religious edifices escapes me these days) and I’ve pondered if the faithful are close enough when in attendance to get a bit sizzled by  EMF things if that tower is performing at the time. Anyway, it looks a heavy (dare I say it? Weighty?) wee beast.


I know, I know … you were looking at the sky and thinking how much Photoshop I poured into it, right? Wrong … slightly enhanced I’ll admit, by a wee twist of the ol’ polarising filter—but that’s actually how we really do skies down here.

If you don’t believe me, here’s a weightless for you—

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—The Spouse was inside the Hospice Op Shoppe at the time, I was in their Hubby Parking Zone (bike racks)(don’t ask) outside and was gobsmacked by how quickly these wee clouds were disappearing. Fair hoofing across the vault of heaven so the winds up there must’ve been strong, but being a part of that moving mass of air they shouldn’t have felt a thing. But disappear they did, more or less right after I’d shot that snap. Weight? Oh yes … not these, but the big fluffy ones always impress me and more impressive was reading somewhere that the smaller fluffies weigh in at about ten thousand tons. The bigger ones?

The ones with real grunt can be hundreds of thousands of tons … which could well be the weight of oodles of aircraft carriers and battleships. So, I ask craftily, what keeps that much weight up there? Why doesn’t it fall to the ground with a city-destroying loud PLOP! and ruin a few days?* Onwards now, to—


Oh yes.

Take a beak at this snap (the clue this time is in the next snap below it)—

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and by way of helpful verbiage, that lizard statue on the right is a Tuatara. He’s a wee dinosaur about the size of a large rat in real life. When his contemporary dinos went extinct he hung in there and is still around today, many millions of years later:

The two species of tuatara are the only surviving members of their order, which flourished around 200 million years ago—Wikipedia

How ’bout that~! Moving on, the tree on the left is a Ginkgo. So? Okaaay, further clue—

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—with gratitude and much appreciation to the good offices of both Google and Wikipedia for this image and info.

Still with me? Yay!


the wee rocks scattered with map rapturous abandonment at the foot of our tree (in that shot you only see two, hard luck) are fossilised tree bits:

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And if you ever go to Curio Bay you get to see lots of them. So: when the issue here is weight and/or weightless, why does ol’ Argie come out with shots like lizardy things and rocky trees?


that all of them are suffering under the weight of years?

(Metaphorically, of course …)



* For the answer you’ll just have to watch the animated movie ‘Rio’, where the wee parrot’s flight manual may be quite helpful.



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