Yesterday was a bad day for train travel. It was bad for passengers and not made any better for relatives and family by cameras filming the arrival of the badly injured at airports. It wasn't necessary for cameras to linger as long as they did and then to make it worse the TV stations used the same images in news promos throught the early part of the evening.
There was some excitement in my neck of the woods when I walked to Mum's yesterday. Sirens, police cars and the police helicopter hovering very low. The girls in the pharmacy told me they had watched a car trying to elude police down Warrigal Road but it looks like I'll have to wait for the local paper to find out what that was about. The rest of the news after the crashed train was taken up with Paris Hilton and footballers.
Did anything good happen? Yes, if you count watching a bank of cloud coming across the bay and hitting the warmer air over land which caused it to rear up like a wave hitting the beach. It was almost as good as last week when the wind was coming from different directions, differing speeds and various levels. I could have sworn I saw a lenticular cloud build up just for a few minutes. It's been very cold for the past couple of nights but worth leaving the drapes open to watch the full moon move across the window behind my computer.
Any other good happenings? The Waterlily Camelia survived the summer and is flowering. The lemon tree, likewise and is loaded with fruit. The lime tree has flowers but the grapefruits looks like it might take another 6 months to recover. It's branch cutting season and I tried to prune but while the mind is willing the body is not. I'll wait for the mower man.