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  1. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Thank you Hilda. We very much appreciate your good wishes along with all the other top puppies here. {-(^^)-}
    Hopefully your rain might wander over this way when you have finished with it. Although it’s that Indian Ocean that seems to have other ideas :mad:
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Still OK here, the smoke haze gone, probably only for the time being, the sun is not orange today, had some rain yesterday evening not as much as we would like but grateful for what we had. :D
     
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    We had some thunderstorms from about 3 am this morning that delivered 9 mils in the rain gauge. The garden took a huge sigh of relief. :)
    More storms predicted here this afternoon but will see what we we see.
    Not helping the fire scene but it is giving the farmers out here some hope.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    I did say "probably" didn't I, it's back today, my property is quite close to the foot of the escarpment, if I stand directly facing the escarpment I can just see the outline but turn say around 30 degrees and it can't be seen for smoke haze. So today, just to be on the safe side, I'll be staying indoors, of course I did make an exception and walk down to the local shops to pick up my morning cup of coffee, got to get the priorities right. :D
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Today no haze at all, the escarpment looks crystal clear, the haze is like the weather up and down like a Yo Yo, our weather is so changeable, one day I'm in shorts and Tee shirt, the next day it's longs and a track suit top. :D
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    It’s really lovely here today, shame it’s not raining. Yesterday we went for a drive to Canowindra (look it up) pronounced Can own ( as in down) dra. There is nothing but brown dried up paddocks as far as the eye can see. All the farm dams are dry as are the creeks. Not one drop of water can be seen. Nothing growing out there at all. No wonder we are burning. However all the grape vines look really green and lush. So I’m guessing they have access to bore water. What sheep are left are being hand fed which costs a fortune. This drought just goes on and on. We are only allowed 150 litres a day per person here in Orange. But I do make sure that our magpies who have pride of place in my garden get enough water for their baths and for drinking. They are water wasters though, flipping water all over the place. :)
    The evenings here are great, nice and cool so sleeping is easy. The days have been hot for here, 30-35 or so but cooler days later in the week around 27 or so.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    This week over in Parkes, just over an hour from here, they have their yearly Elvis Festival. Because of the fires the main train line has been closed so the special ‘Elvis Express’ a train taking hundreds of Elvis fans from Sydney had to be diverted on another line, making the trip somewhat quite a bit longer.
    The whole trip, the entertainment was non stop Elvis music......I think by the time they arrived in Parkes, Elvis would be last person I would want to hear. Not so. The streets are chocka block of Elvis impersonators of all shapes and sizes. Priscilla also gets a gong as well. :) Very good for the Parkes economy so long as the city doesn’t run out of water.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    My apologies, we not only have the Elvis Express but also the Blue Suede Express....two of them blasting out Elvis music hurtling across country NSW.
    They usually come through here, Orange but thankfully had to go the other way. Phew.
     
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    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

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    I feel the same about Elvis at it appears you do :D
     
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    :D
     
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    I don’t mind a bit of him but no way would I sit on a train for 8 hours with no escape listening to him and watching old guys and young ones dressed like him :eek:
     
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    So do I :sceptical:
     
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    Me too!
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    They have a weekend of Elvis, impersonators and all, at Porthcawl fairly
    near here every year! We keep well clear!:)
     
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    Not far from Parkes, another 50 kilometres or so on is a little town called Trundle. They have an ABBA Festival in May each year. They started it as morale booster for the town and also to give their local economy a bit of a nudge. It seems to be working. Just a bit of country fun.
     
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    Sprinkle a few seeds for whatever you want to grow under that bird bath.. at least they will get watered!
     
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    Good move :)
     
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    I guess we should leave Elvis alone. One of the American sky cranes helping in our fires is named after him. We lease them each year in our bush fire season.
    Then they head back home for their fire season.
     
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    And why Elvis you ask. My usual curiosity found an answer. It spent time with the National Guard in Memphis. Mystery solved.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I wonder why he's having a daily movie on 'Foxtel' lately. Himself is watching them all.
     
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