For Sparky and myself, curiosity drives passion which in turn fuels our life's engine. Our passion was capturing the story of both unbuilding the Grace (1929 - 2007) and Pearman (1966 - 2007) Bridges and discovering the unbuilders. It takes a lot of passion to track a project from July 2005 until April 2007 - rain, shine, hurricanes or moving to Singapore. We discovered the joy of discovery learning. Ken Canty opened the front door for us - then Steve Testa, Ponch Billingsley and Mickey Rogers opened many side doors. Below are the highlights of what we discovered, who we met and what we learned.
And a reminder from T.S. Eliot (East Coker from the Four Quartets)
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older The world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated Of dead and living. Not the intense moment Isolated, with no before and after, But a lifetime burning in every moment And not the lifetime of one man only But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
While not always possible, I like to start a web essay with a bridge. Here is the bridge across the Macritchie Reservoir.
There was a slight drizzle today making conditions ideal for only a few people jogging around the reservoir (13 km) and giving me the time to just putter with my cameras
Just to add to the fun, here is Google maps view of the orange roofed hut and the wandering bridge. And here is a land view of the orange roof and wandering bridge from the lemonade shop
Ellen and her frind Linda (from New Zealand) discovered this place
There are a number of quite friendly monkeys wandering around and this group decided to play with us a bit.
This one was anxious to climb up my jeans - until his mom reminded him that climbing human legs is different from climbing a tree
I played a bit with altering the hue and saturation of the greens. Not sure if I like this or not, but it is something new to explore
another example (before)
Another experiment before
and another after
a family enjoying paddling around a bit
Another photo of Ellen.
and a short learning episode about Decopmposers @ work
Here is a fungus, busy with decomposing
and more Ellen
and a small butterfly
Walking back - the monkeys decided it was a great photo op.
Check out these teeth
a bit of grooming going on
and this youngster seems to like it
and check out this yawn
And a few folks just enjoying the drizzle
And more flowers
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C. Frank Starmer