Saturday, January 2, 2016


Western Australia

Lake Hillier

·         Lake Hillier is a lake located in the Recherche Archipelago,
 on Middle Island, the largest island in the archipelago,
 south of Western Australia.
·         Lake Hillier is famously coloured pink,
 which can be seen as a stunning bubblegum pink from the air 
and transparent pink from land.
·         Lake Hillier is believed to be first discovered by Europeans in 1802,
 by navigator Matthew Flinders,
 while circumnavigating Australia,
 who, along with shipmaster John Thistle, 
discovered the water’s high salt content.
·         ‘Lake Hillier’ is also known as ‘pink lake’, 
and is the home to many birds, both native and those that migrate.

·         Lake Hillier, at its longest point, is 600 metres (1969 feet)
 and at its widest, is 250 metres (820 feet).

·         Lake Hillier is surrounded by a thick covering
 of eucalyptus and paperbark trees,
 and the lake is difficult to access via land due to the dense forests.
·         The cause of the pink colour of Lake Hillier is uncertain, 
even though it has been investigated,
 and it is possibly caused by the high salt content,
 the pigments in the water’s algae 
or the pigments of bacteria in the salt crusts
, or a combination of the three.
·         For six years, in the early 1900s,
 Lake Hillier was used for salt mining.
·         Lake Hillier’s pink coloured water will still look pink 
when removed from the lake and placed in a container.

·         Lake Hillier is only separated from the ocean
 by a thin band of trees and plants located on sand dune


Google - Year In Search 2015


New year funnies

no more Santa!!!


Facebook 2015 Year in Review 
Story of the Year


Some pictures from 2015

Reuters / Monday, July 20, 2015

British comedian known as Lee Nelson (unseen)
 throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter
 as he arrives for a news conference after the
 Extraordinary FIFA Executive Committee Meeting at the FIFA\
 headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland July 20, 2015. 
World football's troubled governing body FIFA
 will vote for a new president, to replace Sepp Blatter, 
at a special congress to be held on February 26 in Zurich

 Reuters / Friday, March 20, 2015
A total solar eclipse is seen in Longyearbyen
 on Svalbard, Norway, March 20, 2015.
 A partial eclipse was visible on Friday, 
the first day of northern spring, across parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.
 The total eclipse of the sun was only visible in the Faroe Islands
 and the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean

Reuters / Tuesday, September 08, 2015
A migrant carrying a child falls after tripping 
on TV camerawoman (R) Petra Laszlo while trying to escape 
from a collection point in Roszke village,
 Hungary, September 8, 2015. Laszlo,
 a camerawoman for a private television channel in Hungary,
 was fired after videos of her kicking and tripping up migrants
 fleeing police, including a man carrying a child, 
spread in the media and on the internet

Reuters / Friday, November 06, 2015
A rescue worker touches the face of a horse 
as they try to save it at Bento Rodrigues district, 
which was covered with mud after a dam owned
 by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst in Mariana, Brazil,
 November 6, 2015


and in Australia

 Dubbed a ‘cloud tsunami’,
 this ominous-looking shelf cloud swept
 over Sydney on 6 November,
 triggering a wave of social media postings
 from awestruck residents.
Photograph: Robbi Bishop-Taylor/Twitter

 An electrical storm seen in Brisbane in November. 
This composite image is made of 33 individual photos
 compiled in Photoshop.
Photograph: Matthew Drinkall

 Mick Corbett surfing ‘the Right’ in Western Australia 
as waves ranging from 30ft to 60ft hit the coastline 
between 26-28 June.
 It was considered a once-in-a decade swell 
and was caused by a low-pressure system over the Indian Ocean.
Photograph: Russell Ord for the Guardian

 Brintha Sukumaran (centre),
 sister of Australian death row prisoner Myuran Sukumaran –
 one of the Bali Nine – 
screams as she arrives at Wijaya Pura port to visit her brother
 at Nusa Kambangan prison in Indonesia
 on 28 April ahead of his execution.
 Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were both sentenced to death
 after being found guilty of attempting to smuggle 8.3kg 
of heroin valued at around $4m from Indonesia to Australia.
Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

A heat-stressed koala waits as a resident pours water
 on its back on 19 December.
 Adelaide was experiencing a heatwave with 
temperatures reaching over 40C for five consecutive days.

Photograph: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

 A PR gaffe by the prime minister’s team
 as Tony Abbott walks past a ‘Reject’ sign on his way
 to visit a butcher’s shop in Canberra on 4 June.
 By September the PM would indeed be rejected –
 by his own party –
 in a vote brought about by Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership challenge

A wedding photo shot in the midst of a drought at Blackall, Queensland.
 Photographer Edwina Robertson was so moved
 by the conditions that she posted the photo on her Facebook page
 and promised to donate $3 per ‘share’ to charity. 
It was so well shared she ended up giving $1,500 to charity.
Photograph: Edwina Robertson


This little gray squirrel looks a lot like a loading progress bar
 as he diligently clears himself a path 
on a snow-covered power line.


Those funny Animals

find the panda

Raccoon Steals Donut


Interesting pictures

A massive pack of 25 timber wolves hunting bison on the Arctic circle in northern Canada


Around the World





Canadian Quiz

no doubt one of my Canadian readers will provide the answers



There is a huge house in our street.
The extended family is run by an old woman 
with a pack of irritable dogs allowed to run without a leash.

Her car doesn't even have a number plate,
 but the police do nothing.

To the best of my knowledge, 
she has never had a regular job in her life
 and her bad-tempered husband is notorious for his racist comments.

A shopkeeper blamed her for arranging the murder 
of her son's ex-wife and her boyfriend,
 but nothing has ever been proved.

All their kids have broken marriages except the youngest,
 who everyone thinks is gay.

Two grandsons are meant to be in the army 
but are always out partying in nightclubs.
One of them got married 
and seems to be settling down
 but the second is out of control.
 It is not even known if they have the same father.

I hate living near Buckingham Palace.


Very Talented


 the last straw


The Carbonaro Effect 
Grown Ups Freak Out In A Toy Store


Miscellaneus Cartoons


Big Bang Theory 
 Series 6 bloopers


Some facts


Jeanne Robertson 
 Don't Trust a Man With the Luggage!


Odds and Ends


70 photo’s you should see

(Historical Images)


Pictures of the week


10 Dangerous Bridges You Shouldn't Cross


This weeks signs


Ray Jessel 
 That Was A Surprise
a little naughty but very funny


Having a bad day


and crossing a bridge Russian Style


Phils Philosophy


Sandee said...

First time I've ever seen a pink lake. Way cool.

We stayed home on New Years eve so we wouldn't have to see all the idiots fight and act like fools. We're too old for that nonsense.

Love the new year's resolutions for 2011 to 2016. Pretty much how much of them go. That's why we don't do resolutions.

Don't blame the were fat in August. Bwahahahahahaha.

No more Santa. Bwahahahahahahaha. I wasn't expecting that.

2015 was a bloody year. I see very little good in 2015, and lots of horror around the world.

Oh that squirrel removing the snow on that line. So cute. Hard working little bugger.

You OK? I should have let you know I was stopping. Oh that's a classic.

Raccoon Steals Donut. Don't want to shop there.

Awww on the panda holding onto the police officer after the earthquake. So precious.

Wow, those are some potholes. Yikes.

I love all things Texas.

Never going to do a skycycle. Never.

I learned a lot about Russia that I didn't know.

I hate living near Buckingham Palace. I wasn't expecting that.

Very Talented. They are very talented.

The Carbonaro Effect. He's always amazing.

Big Bang Theory. Funny bloopers.

Some facts. Wow, I always enjoy the facts.

'The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.' Josef Stalin Spot on. Spot on.

I don't care bar and grill. I'm so happy I don't do this. I always know what I want to eat.

Loved the historical photos. Wow.

Loved the pictures of the week.

I wouldn't cross any of those bridges. No way.

Always love the signs. This week is no exception.

Ray Jessel...It's naughty but funny, and I wasn't expecting that at all.

Having a bad day. As a matter of fact they were. Yikes.

Crossing a bridge Russian style. Impressive. Wonder how much that costs.

Another great week Phil.

Have a fabulous day and a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. ☺

David Truman said...

Canadian Quiz:
1) Toronto to Calgary
2) Nanaimo Bar
3) Double-double

Duh! Obvious, eh? That all you got hoser?

Anonymous said...

Loved the "failed new year's resolutions" and the "find the panda at the KISS convention." Hilarious!

Here's one from the Sons of Norway bulletin for you:

Little Ole was getting to the rebellious age. Before Christmas, his teacher gave the class a test. Ole wrote, "Only God knows the answers to all these questions. Merry Christmas."

After break, Ole got his test back. His teacher had written, "God gets an A. You get an F. Happy New Year."

:) :) :) Tracy