Happy today because....

Started by Steve, April 14, 2007, 10:39:40

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SueC

Very nice!  Although that female-body sculpture makes even the Barbie doll look normal... :angel  I wonder if the sculptor was male or female... :angel

Australia is mooted to have the oldest cave art in the world, estimated 50,000+ years (Aboriginal people have been on this continent for over 60,000 years, longer than Europeans have been in Europe!).

This is more recent:



More here: https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/history-culture/2016/03/top-7-aboriginal-rock-art-sites/

This gallery is especially nice, and is where the sample photo above came from: https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/history-culture/2015/11/gallery-rock-art-of-the-kimberley,-wa/

...are you from Schwaben?  ...I really like Spätzle, actually!  With roast and gravy and nice vegetables...
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Ulrich

Ok, when it comes to "cave paintings", you win! You can be happy about that.

Yes, I'm happy to say I live on the "Schwaebische Alb" (where other people come for holidays; only in winter it's pretty grim here) and yes I like Spätzle (and Kässpätzle) too.  :cool
And the way the rain comes down hard
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SueC

Ha!  I read another article on cave art, and it appears that Australian claims were overstretched. Possibly it has cave art going back 60,000+ years if the indigenous people got busy painting caves soon after arriving across the land bridge, but they've either not found stuff that old or haven't been able to date it.  Anyway, here's a link to what they're apparently currently considering the oldest cave art that's not random squiggles etc (or however they define it) found across the world, estimated at 44,000 years and in Indonesia:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/dec/11/earliest-known-cave-art-by-modern-humans-found-in-indonesia

This is in response to previous posts here.  But I better put a happy because in too:  So right now I'm happy because it's nice and cool now after a hot day, and I am enjoying it while I can because our forecast maxima are 39 degrees Celsius for the next three days running.  The first ridiculous summer heatwave has come ridiculously early this year, and it makes one contemplate becoming nocturnal for the rest of summer...
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Ulrich

... got some nice Xmas presents, e.g. a book I wanted to get anyway!  :happy

Merry Xmas (or whatever you choose to celebrate) everybody!  :angel
And the way the rain comes down hard
that's how I feel inside...

SueC

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Well, the ATP Cup is on, and is just as much fun as the Davis Cup - team event tennis.  This morning there was a very happy moment for many in Australia as John Millman stepped in as a last-minute replacement for Nick Kyrgios, who was nursing a back strain, to play Canadian young gun Felix Auger-Aliassime.  Millman is an incredible team player who seems to grow wings far bigger than on display in "normal" individual tournaments, when he's playing for his team, and supported by his team.  It's always a joy to watch him play for Australia.  And after getting behind in the first set, he clawed his way back and then defeated the much higher-ranked player in straight sets.  Well done, John Millman! :cool


They wound up defeating Canada 3:0, after defeating Germany 3:0 on their last outing (sorry @Ulrich - our Alex had never beaten your Alex before in four previous attempts, and had been behind when I remarked on this the other night, but somehow managed to hang in there and score his very first defeat of the very talented Alex Zverev... the best tennis match I've ever seen in my life was between Alex Zverev and Nick Kyrgios in Australia last year - the two were airborne much of the time and performing all sorts of trick shots and just red-hot, but best of all was their sportsmanship and how they kept congratulating each other when the other would score a great shot! :heart-eyes It's great when sport isn't more important than everything else, in professional sportspeople... this generation is far better rounded than some of the previous ones, whose sportsmanship was generally much more superficial...)
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Happy because living in such a scenic part of the world.  Got some photos from our recent walk on the Bald Head Track - 16km return walk from Isthmus Hill to the end of the Torndirrup Peninsula and back.  I've done this walk many times over the past 26 years and still oooh and aaah every time.

This is the view of the peninsula as you come up and over Isthmus Hill:



You walk right to Bald Head at the end of it.

King George Sound is to the left and the Southern Ocean to the right.

This is halfway along on the return walk:



If you enjoy landscape photos, you can get to a slide show of the walk by clicking on any of these photos to get to their external location.

It's great to have walking as a serious hobby when you also like eating...  :angel
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Ulrich

Quote from: SueC on January 08, 2020, 12:41:42If you enjoy landscape photos, you can get to a slide show of the walk by clicking on any of these photos to get to their external location.

It's great to have walking as a serious hobby when you also like eating...  :angel

Ah well, that rings true...  :lol:

Beautiful photos, thanks!  :smth023
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that's how I feel inside...

Ulrich

...2 members kept the forum ALIVE with lots of posts!  :1f62e:
And the way the rain comes down hard
that's how I feel inside...

SueC

Imagine if you ever get half a dozen people with hypergraphia like me!  Bwahahahaha!  :evil: :cool
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Our 12th wedding anniversary today.  And it's the best thing we ever did.  :heart-eyes

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Crazy shot taken in Torndirrup National Park that day - with a tripod and a timer!  ;)
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🌸 Happy Anniversary! 🌸
"Where the flesh meets the spirit world,
Where the traffic is thin..."

SueC

Thank you!  :)  I hope you meet Mr Right this year and that he's supercalifragilistic!  :cool
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Ulrich

Happy (belated) anniversary!  :smth023

I'm happy today about my nieces and my sis coming over for a quick visit.  :cool
And the way the rain comes down hard
that's how I feel inside...

SueC

Happy to have got some fun shots down at Bornholm Beach the other day! :)





Ultra relaxing, apparently, for humans and dogs alike...

Great landscape; granite plus limestone in the geology!

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