niedziela, 22 września 2013

It burns, but does it destroy ?

Fire, one of the elements and like all the others can be our friend keeping warm our homes during long winter months, but can destroy whole city when gets angry. In human history this friendship usually have gone well. Apart the some accidents the burning fire keeps engine of our civilization going.

But do only humans are smart enough to have fire as a friend ?

It seems to be. For the wild nature fire means fear, damage and death. Wild animals run away as fast and far as it’s possible and the rest of the nature which wasn’t lucky enough in evolution lottery and doesn’t have legs - turns to ash after short friendship with flames.

Looks that only the human race use fire as a tool to develop and change environment for themselves.

However it’s NOT true.

There is other specie which LIKES flames, use fire to WIN with others races to survive. Burning heat doesn’t mean DEATH for them, actually it brings LIFE. They developed ways not only to SURVIVE but even to SET the fire.

Every forest here is full of them, for this reason – they burned out the competition. 

The winner is the Gum Three – Eucalyptus

The photos show how beautiful can be disaster of the bush fire. And how the forest rises up from the ashes, just one year after the flames which in Australia are the natural part of the life cycle.

niedziela, 8 września 2013

Spring is coming

When I was preparing me to go to Australia I realized that I’m leaving beautiful Polish summer behind me. Of course if we have full summer up here there has to be cold now. But until my last days at home I’ve just forgotten about that.

I took some warmer clothes with me, but not to much. Come on ! I go to Australia !
It was nothing wrong with my shorts and t-shirt which I wear. Bydgoszcz 35*C, Berlin 38*, Abu-Dabi 40-something… Wormer and wormer. 

And then Sydney welcomed me with -2*….

I was so angry, how I could be that stupid ? Now I’m freezing here waiting on the train station without good jacket.

But OK, It wasn’t that bad. In Narromine winter isn’t so strong and we had a lot of nice days with 15-20 during the day. I survived.

But I forgot about another thing, if there is the winter there HAS to be spring as well.
There is, and now it comes !

Beautiful sunny days, 25-28*C. Flowers, snakes, mosquitoes, birds are singing. Paradise almost.  

Second spring this year, that’s good score !

środa, 4 września 2013

Sabes donde esta el sur ?

 la cruz del sur a la derecha, las do centauri a la izquierda

Se apaga el iPhone, como siempre no lo has cargado. La brújula no llevas – quien lleva ? Estas perdido por la noche, tienes hambre y lo único que sabes es que el próximo McDonald esta en el sur. Ademas no estas hemisferio norte, no hay estrella polar. Hay solamente la maldita cruz del sur que se mueve ! Como seguirlo si no sabe quedarse en un sitio diciendo la dirección?

Pues funciona como un reloj. Cada reloj bueno para ser útil necesita punteros. Con el Cruz del Sur es igual. Los tiene también, justo arriba. Dos estrellas muy brillantes juntos con cuatro ( dos en realidad ) que conforman la cruz es todo que necesitas.
Si lo sabes el resto es fácil, hay que pintar un poco el cielo y sabemos todo. Ya no nos perdemos !

Pero bueno, la teoría mola un montón. Pero antes de ponerse caminando mejor comprobarlo. Giramos un poco el mundo...

...Y si, mas o menos funciona !

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