Posts Tagged ‘Australia’


What am I sappy frogmouth blogging?

September 17, 2016

Can you see a bird?  Can you see all of them?


Here is what they (tawny frogmouths) look like when they are awake.  They live in Australia, naturally.


They look a bit like owls, but are actually in the nightjar family – think nighthawk, or whip-poor-will, or possibly Oscar the Grouch.


Image credit W. Longmore on WordlessTech


What am I sappy spider blogging?

August 14, 2015

This little spider puts his heart into his dancing – all for the benefit of the little brown female seen at the end of the video.  The colorful fellow is M. personatus, or Blueface peacock spider.  Jurgen Otto is a spider and mite biologist from Australia who is interested in creatures such as the peacock spider, from a scientific perspective as well as for its entertaining dancing.

John Travolta, eat your heart out.  “Unh, unh, unh, unh . . . ”



Read more here at Live Science


Why am I Australia-Dreaming?

May 29, 2015

I love this very cool video of the Sydney Opera House – think of all the things you could project onto that beautiful surface.


Where am I living?

November 15, 2014


This is the Everingham Rotating House near Taree, NSW, Australia.  This interesting concept works well on the spacious lot where it is situated.  I am trying to picture it in my neighborhood of 1/6 acre lots.


This graphic from the  National Post explains more about the mechanics of the structure.



And this YouTube video takes you inside the house:

The house is now available for holiday rentals; click here to learn more.


See also:

Lustron Homes

Quonset Huts

Dymaxion House

Heinlein House

Sears Mail-Order Homes

National Park Lookouts