flowering Kimberley …

Some randomly selected images of Kimberley flowers, some of which are growing in the nursery and on many garden landscapes in Kimberley towns. Click to enlarge …

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plant’s reproduction triggers …

Research on plant triggers that cause budding, flowering and fruiting is not all well understand. Here is a post that may show some light on a plant’s ability to bud at a certain part of the season, flower, even on the same day as all it’s relatives, regardless of it’s local ecology, and fruit or seeds ripening at the right time of year for optimum distribution.

My response was concerning local species of wattle that flower on the same day everywhere.

[…]The new findings are the culmination of twelve years of research involving scientists from Germany, Argentina and the US, as well as the Cambridge team. The work was done in a model system, a mustard plant called Arabidopsis, but Wigge says the phytochrome genes necessary for temperature sensing are found in crop plants as well.

“Recent advances in plant genetics now mean that scientists are able to rapidly identify the genes controlling these processes in crop plants, and even alter their activity using precise molecular ‘scalpels’,” adds Wigge. […]


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Wyndham country, NE Kimberley …

Wyndham is an old town by Kimberley standards situated at the bottom of the Cambridge Gulf, where five rivers meet the sea, including the Ord River. A port for mineral exports and live cattle shipments to Indonesia, and occasionally produce from the Ord Irrigation scheme, now under further development by Chinese interests.

A few pics from a field trip to the Berkeley River, a hundred kms to the NWest. Click for full image.

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Not a bad spot to cook dinner at all, @80kphkombilife 👌🏼These guys sure know what living is all about. The panoramic views from the Five Rivers Lookout in Wyndham is a spectacular sunset spot and vantage point to experience the vast and rugged country that surrounds the oldest town in the Kimberley. ☀️
Photo: @80kmphkombilife. (IG)

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north east Kimberley environment …

Some images of the varied ecology surrounding the excellent Berkeley River Lodge in the NE Kimberley. Some that I haven’t posted before. Click to enlarge:

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activism rejects science …

Greenpeace Activism, the last refuge of scoundrels. Here is the latest waffle and a petition, along with the gullible congregation that pray at the Green altar of hypocrisy, commenting on social media.

Continue reading

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dreaming the next field trip …

.Time to think about some hot desert country field trips. So I looked up some Great Sandy Desert images to remind me. Click to enlarge.

Just need to watch for tropical thunderstorms which have begun in Pastoral country adjoining the desert.

Erythrophleum chlorostachya

Terminalia kumpaja


Acacia sclerosperma


Psoralea sp


Terminalia kumpaja


Newcastelia spodiotricha



Ptilotus calostachya


Capparis spinosa ssp nummularia

Erythrophleum chlorostachya

Erythrophleum chlorostachya

Update, this will help desert plant ecology:

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Helps Plants to Deal with Drought (17 October 2016)
Another experiment demonstrates that the unwanted negative consequences of a common environmental stressor – which is often experienced throughout the world – may be largely thwarted by the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content…

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cat among pigeons …

Dr Alan Carlin from Icecap posted this interesting bit of news. Check. Not quite checkmate, but I do want to be a fly on their walls on opening their mail. It’s quite a piece, in climate science legalese. The cat, “Mr. Menton has a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Yale.” and you will have to read it to see who the pigeons are. Continue reading

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Kimberley by the beach …

Beaches of note throughout the Kimberley make it such a great destination. Here are a few examples and some inhabitants.


James Price Point, Broome


Quondong, Broome


Cable Beach, Broome


Trochus shell on Cable Beaches’ mud reef.


Berkeley River, East Kimberley


Cable Beach

Revellie Island, NE Kimberley

Revellie Island, NE Kimberley

Simpsons Beach, Broome

Simpsons Beach, Broome


Fishing the beaches near the Berkeley River Lodge

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Crab Creek Beach

Crab Creek Beach

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“an overload of green-left waffle and censorship if they dare to disagree” …

The Quadrants’ description of the latest waffle seen at The Conversation, a one sided, partisan receptacle for the Green Blob media operatives thrown out from ‘their’ ABC and Fairfax journals.

Andrew Jaspan, 64, co-founder and executive director of   The Conversation, was sent on forced leave last month, according to the Guardian, but not because of his site’s bizarre news treatments: […]

Two other factors were involved:

  • Letters of complaint to the board from some of Jaspan’s Australian and overseas editors about Jaspan’his style and strategy – a reprise of the Age staff revolt against Jaspan in early 2008
  • Top-level concern about Jaspan’s hell-for-leather expansion overseas, despite The Conversation’s shoe-string finances and dependence on taxpayers’ largesse.

As Jaspan put it with aplomb in his 2014 annual review, “Each year takes us by surprise. There’s no road map, and we are making our future as we go along.”

Haven’t believed a thing they’ve ever written, on the occasions I have unwittingly seen it. Fiction, and poor fiction is their forte. This is copying from the Bobama Democrat playbook on Alinsky.

Lots more at Quadrant.

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HILLARY’S WIKI-LEAK — tomfernandez28’s Blog

via HILLARY’S WIKI-LEAK — tomfernandez28’s Blog

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