Thursday, April 7, 2011

Foreseeable Consequence

Australian rats scurry to desert en masse after rains

 A mass migration of rats is under way into the inland deserts of Australia after a run of high rainfall seasons, scientists say. Click for BBC story.

Desert near Alice Springs, Australia (archive image)

[Archive picture from BBC website]

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Uluru With Waterfalls

Hawaii? Or...the Red Centre in the Outback desert in the geographical middle of Australia??


Uluru (at Ayers Rock), sunset the night before, and then the following day in the rain.

Click photos for larger size....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Red Centre Wet Centre

We booked a vacation in the red centre of Australia, the outback where Alice Springs stands athwart the railroad lines and the rock Ulurul reaches for the sky. It's winter, but Oz has been dry.

Not this week. Our planned base walk around the rock had to be cancelled when we couldn't walk through the floods over the path. Vast waterfalls cascade down the face of the rock iself. Is it the wet desert, or is it Hawaii?

Photos when I find a PC with a USB port.