Flowers, dogs and fundraising

Fairly True.

I Believe that the Native Hibiscus comes in a number of different colours and I would like to have a good look at that., something I will do when next I visit the Botanic Gardens. I would like a red and a yellow to go with the blue/purple I already have. I think these would make a nice addition. I know, but I am going with the things that I believe will survive rather than be adventurous

This is a snapshot of our electorate:

Grey is a vast electorate, covering 904,881, or 91.8% of South Australia, an area larger than New South Wales. It includes the agricultural districts of the Eyre Peninsula and the fishing and port centre of Port Lincoln, the iron triangle cities of Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie, and since the 2003 redistribution, the whole of the Yorke Peninsula. The greater part of the electorate covers the  arid semi-desert north of South Australia

So there it is – a crushing defeat for the incumbent  government, so many seats lost, others reduced to marginal seats. A new government, a new direction, so let’s see where that leads. At least this government won’t have the added burden of stabbing each other in the back with the defeated leader  and his supporters, undermining  the the winning leader and her government.  But the saddest thing of all was that  even her  own supporters turned on her in the end and we had the ” Et tu Brute?” as her so called friends delivered the final cutting  strike. Yes it was a lacklustre campaign, populist on one side,  controlled and disciplined  on the other and in the end, the controlled and disciplined won handsomely. So, as  some Americans would say ” Upwards and onwards – Confidence is High”          Well, ok, I really don’t know if that’s what real  Americans do say, but they do in the Movies  :o)

The weather has started to warm up a bit so the dogs have been spending much of their time indoors. Once the weather really heats up and we start to get into the high 30 and 40 then they will spend most of their time inside where it’s cooler. Also, I would like to be able to get back out on my bike again and at least with the warm to hot weather, there is not the annoying wind. I had a look at the Pound and there are ten dogs in there – one Maltese, One Jack Russell and eight Pit Bulls. A worry..

Spent all day yesterday (Saturday)  at a fundraising event for the RFDS. I think we

Support Group
Support Group

did pretty well for the day but I left before the end to pick up herself and go off to vote.