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Well on the eve of Beripmo overnight hike with my brother (my first attempt at a proper overnight hike with the dogs after years of dreaming) the weather forecast has changed to extreme destructive winds and heavy rain.  Ahhhh even my annoyance of having everything planned and packed and all my little snack packs made up and having to bail at the last minute can't get me to consider being in a tent with that forecast.  Luckily due to my new found acceptance of everything and that nothing needs to be perfect we will do a windy day walk instead.  At least I will have checked out the area in order to potentially try overnight hiking it again.  Not sure if it will be this year though.  It's all systems go after this week.  With a bit of luck Pan might still be able to hike next year, or if luck isn't on our side we won't.  And that's sad but ok too.

I look forward to getting out in the warm weather before the cold hits us again for a week.  I wonder if I should weight Javelin tomorrow?  He may lift off and get blown away in the wind.

Shit damn, pats on the back for me for not being nearly as mad and disappointed and embarrased as usual about something like this.  Funny how easy life can be.
I'll never stop finding Paint funny

Bringing the Spring

More light, more fecundity. I am crazy for this time of year

Paint returns

After a long painful battle with my last work issued laptop I have managed to accidently kill it and have been showered with a new and beautifully NORMAL laptop. The trackpad is perfectly usable and thus returns my ability to make stupid paint pictures once more.
I didn't really have any paint style stories to tell, but they will come.

 I too will break my toe on cords soon and I promise to vividly represent it with the perfectness of paint.

For now, this.  My first test run tonight.

In unrelated Badger news, AGILITY IS BACK.  Badger reports this to be the most bestest thing in the whole wide world ever and he never wants to do stupid winter resting breaks ever again. His face was almost grinning apart today.  I thought I was going to have to rub vasaline into his face to stop it cracking.

He must be the exception because he really doesn't love hiking like he loves agility.  Pan on the other hand is trialling some anti inflams for her problems and damn, she is looking really good and wants MORE HIKING AND STICKS.

Jav has a little heart mumur according to the vet.  He said to watch for him being tired.  I'm not really sure how to check if Javelin is tired because he sleeps 23.5 hours a day normally.  Hmmmm.

P.S.  Still very happy.  That's about three months now.


I like bunn's idea. Transportable and mildly comfortable.  Pan didn't seem too worried, on the scale of things she's concerned about.

Wattle Nymph

Nailed it

Night blooming

It's happening! The very first of the reproductive organs are starting to grow. The wattle is always one of the earliest, eager to get amongst it that plant.

The bull ant that chomped Michael is in this photo Dawn

Possum spotting


Poor Pan. She hurt her gimpy leg/hip on the beach today. Unfortunately I couldn't help but play DIY Ambulances (or is that Ambuli?). My backpack can become a Panhandle if we have an emergency but damn, it makes Javelin so randy it's almost intolerable.

She made a miraculous recovery after being subjected to the Pandbag. I wonder why.