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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

You've heard the one about why the Fungi 
had to leave?
By lifecatchme ·  · From Pic of the Week

...cause there wasn't mushroom! 
Well, in Mount Field there's so mushroom that the fungi don't leave but stay partying on to make these fine displays of colour in the forest... And that's it ladies and gentlemen, I'm out of here... but before I go, if you have any other funny/lame fungi jokes, please feel free to leave them in the comments.   Published 12 Aug 2015.  National Park TAS 7140


 The enchanting Arnhem Land Escarpment  in Kakadu
By exploreoutback ·  · From Pic of the Week
                  Published 05 Jun 2017.  Kakadu NT 0822     




Pannawonica Hill
By peta.e.smith ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 08 Jun 2017.  Pannawonica WA 6716



 Big waves hit the Bombo at Kiama NSW
By haworthdavid ·  · From Pic of the Week
                       Big waves hit the Bombo at Kiama NSW Australia at sunrise.                                         Published 09 Jun 2017.  Kiama NSW 2533  




Intersection in the middle of nowhere!
By australiansecrets ·  · From Pic of the Week
Intersection in the middle of nowhere! We stopped here for a roadside picnic on our way to Tibooburra. Temp was 44 degrees when we stepped out of our air conditioned car! Although we thought no one was around for miles we had a visit from a NP Ranger living at the end of this "no through road". Thinking we may have car trouble he drove all the way up to make sure we were ok. And just out of view of this shot there was a sealed section of road that was long and straight and doubles as a runway/landing strip for the Flying Doctor Service. I imagine this little piece of nowhere sees a bit of action every now and again!     Published 09 Jun 2017.  Tibooburra NSW 2880



Pinching Carrots
Someone left the door open to the feed shed, so can't blame the horse! He's gone straight for the bag of Carrots!          Published 09 Jun 2017.  

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sttop the Adani mine


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcuk with Gautam Adani 



As Queensland farmers, water is crucial for our livelihoods. As our climate gets hotter and drier, our water resources are even more precious. We call on the Queensland Premier to rescind the unlimited, free 60-year water license they are proposing to grant to the Adani coal mine.
Background: 
My name is Angus Emmott and I'm proud to be a third generation grazier from Longreach in outback Queensland. I'm committed to a sustainable future for farming in Australia and ask you for your support to protect our precious groundwater. 
In Queensland, the proposed Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine has been granted unlimited access to groundwater. The mine, the biggest of nine proposed for the Galilee Basin west of Rockhampton, is expected to draw 26 million litres of water per day from its pits. Over its life this mine alone would total 355 billion litres of water and modelling already demonstrates that 2 springs will be shut down.
As farmers we are angry about the special deal struck by the Queensland government to give Adani free water for its proposed coal mine. I am launching this petition today to call upon Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to support Aussie farmers and to rescind the water licenses that allow Adani access to unlimited water for 60 years.
All over the country, farmers are battling to stop fossil fuel mining and fracking on their land. Nearly 90% of Queensland is currently drought declared, so why are we giving an Indian billionaire access to unlimited groundwater for a new coal mine?
I'm asking all Australians, to stand with me in calling upon the Premier to rescind this approval before irrevocable damage is done to our groundwater systems and the long term sustainability of Queensland agriculture. 
Angus Emmott with Farmers for Climate Action
This petition will be delivered to:
·         Queensland Premier
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

A haunted sunset
By Mitch Forrester ·  · From Pic of the Week
               An overcast sky gives this long exposure sunset shot an eerie feel.             Published 07 Jun 2017.  MacLean NSW 2463



Big Mertins Falls
By jesbarbz ·  · From Pic of the Week
I'm not sure how high the walls are but for a bit of scale take a look at the tiny people at the top. I think I can count 10.    Published 07 Jun 2017.  Gibb WA 6743



Mossman Gorge is an easy day trip from Cairns
By simone_a13 ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                            Published 06 Jun 2017.                                                                                                             Mossman Gorge QLD 4873



Eastern Spinebill showing me his other side
By Nikki Long ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                       Published 06 Jun 2017.  Hobart TAS 7000



Today is an absolute pearler
By mjdphotosdotcom ·  · From Pic of the Week
        Downtown Jindabyne in NSW  Published 08 Jun 2017.  Jindabyne NSW 2627



View over the Pilbara
By pilbaratourco ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                       Published 08 Jun 2017.  Karratha WA 6714

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Dry-bogged out back o'Bourke
By dust_n_diesel ·  · From Pic of the Week
     Dry-bogged out back o'Bourke       Published 06 Jun 2017.  Bourke NSW 2840




A young Eastern grey roo stares off into the sunrise
By honeycut ·  · From Pic of the Week
A young Eastern grey roo stares off into the sunrise as I covertly capture the moment 😃Published 06 Jun 2017.  Yarra Glen VIC 3775




Real food and drink

By tailoredtasmania ·  · From Pic of the Week
Swing by for a dirty hippy or sit back with a glass of biodynamic wine, which is kind on your liver.   Thirsty, hungry and in a rush? Try a supercharged smoothie filled with secret ingredients.    Published 07 Jun 2017.  Launceston TAS 7250



Nestled at the base of the prominent ‘Nut’
By tailoredtasmania ·  · From Pic of the Week
This specialty shop showcases fine Tasmanian produce including King Island cheese, Tasmanian wine, chocolates, fudge, olive oil, Tasmanian boutique beer, olives, preserves, mustards, gifts, tea, Tasmanian roasted coffee and more.   Published 07 Jun 2017.  Stanley TAS 7331



Go ahead emus
We are quite happy to wait for you to cross the road.  We came across hundreds of mobs of emus in outback Queensland on our drive yesterday.   If you get the chance do yourself a favour and take a trip to the outback it's magnificent due to the abundance of native animals.   Published 07 Jun 2017.  Consuelo QLD 4702



Autumn in Ballarat
By jennieboydphotos ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 07 Jun 2017.  Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Found the toadstools but no fairies
By katypotaty77 ·  · From Pic of the Week
Found the toadstools but no fairies    Published 16 May 2017.  Mount Field TAS 7140



A quick whale check this morning before school
By lucygoosebradshaw ·  · From Pic of the Week
We thought it smart after yesterday's sighting    Published 05 Jun 2017.  Hobart TAS 7000



South Melbourne Markets
By nikki_cross ·  · From Pic of the Week
I hadn't been to Sth Melb Market in ages, loving the new lights they have all the way round!            Published 05 Jun 2017.  South Melbourne VIC 3205




Train based indulgent table service
By wcwrtas ·  · From Pic of the Week
Train based indulgent table service          Published 05 Jun 2017.  Queenstown TAS 7467



Morning frost
By longinomus ·  · From Pic of the Week
                        Morning frost           Published 06 Jun 2017.  Brisbane City QLD 40




Tranquility at Southern Rockhole
By heathwhiley ·  · From Pic of the Week
Tranquility at Southern Rockhole                  Published 06 Jun 2017.  Nitmiluk NT 0852

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

       
R E A D Y F O R S N O W

By deborahhunter72 ·  · From Pic of the We

Opening weekend for the ski season is looming and the weather has shifted right on time...as much as I may complain, I actually LOVE winter and all it brings with it...I'm ready!     Published 01 Jun 2017.  Marysville VIC 3779
                         

Autumn in Daylesford

By twopointnine ·  · From Pic of the Week

Published 01 Jun 2017.  Daylesford VIC 3460





Kooka company

                                                 By Terry Lewin ·  · From Pic of the Week                                                Three resident kookaburras perched on a basketball backboard to soak up the early morning Autumn sunshine.    Published 02 Jun 2017.  Black Hill NSW 2322


              



   Pocket flowers

By mick71lloyd ·  · From Pic of the Week

                                                                   Nobby's Beach.                                                            Published 02 Jun 2017.  Newcastle East NSW 2300

      





Misty mood at the entrance to Cataract Gorge
                              Misty mood at the entrance to Cataract Gorge                                       Published 08 May 2017.  Launceston TAS 7250   


Beautiful Australian bushland
By Annette Hobbs ·  · From Pic of the Week
Beautiful Australian bushland     Published 21 Apr 2017.  Omeo VIC 3898