Hoverflies


It is mid spring and the hoverflies have arrived in my garden.

Today they have been very active and have also been very co-operative with my photographic efforts.

Studying a stock.
Inspecting a stock much more closely.
Finally settling on an everlasting and posing.

For the technically minded I used a 12 year old Pentax K20 with a Hoya 18-125mm lens. As it was all in shade I used the onboard flash and, as the flies were not that enthusiastic about the everlastings, I sprayed them with a water mist.

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 27th Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

New cases – 113

Five Day rolling average today –

146.6

Seven Day Rolling average today – 156.3

GROWTH RATE – Australia-wide

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 24th Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

New cases – 116

Five Day rolling average today –

184.8

Seven Day Rolling average today – 204.0

GROWTH RATE – Australia-wide

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 22nd Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

New cases – 182

Five Day rolling average today –

221.0

Seven Day Rolling average today – 241.0

GROWTH RATE – Australia-wide

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 20th Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

Five Day rolling average today –

265.2

Seven Day Rolling average today – 282.3

 

GROWTH RATE – Australia-wide

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 18th Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

Five Day rolling average today –

291.6

Seven Day Rolling average today – 306.6

GROWTH RATE – Australia-wide

 

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 15th Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

Five Day rolling average today –

339

Seven Day Rolling average today – 343

GROWTH RATE – Australia-wide

From the ABC

A Tale of Two Slogans


I am sorry if this affects you badly. Memories of past atrocities can be offensive.

It is meant as a warning, as a sombre reflection on what is happening in our society today. Concentration camps did not begin with gas chambers (The British started them during the Napoleonic Wars) Yet the carelessness for human life grew as the camps became commonplace in The Nazi Empire.

That carelessness for human life is beginning to show in our Australian society.

In the Refugee ‘facilities’, in our ‘care’ for the unemployed, in our Aged Care ‘Homes’, . Unless we, as a nation rise up and say, ‘ALL our people are valuable. All humans have worth.‘ then we are committing our nation to a path which I dare not contemplate.

They imprisoned the Refugees and I said nothing because I was not a refugee.

They forced the unemployed into crime, prostitution and drugs but I said nothing because I was employed.

They imprisoned the aged in understaffed, underfunded institutions and starved them but I said nothing because I was not old. But I accidentally lived long enough and the Old caught up with me!

 

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 14th Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

Five Day rolling average today –

342

Seven Day Rolling average today – 366

GROWTH RATE – Australia-wide

From Aug 12th (data is a little delayed) The University of Melbourne Website.

 

Weapons of War


Throughout the history of mankind, wars have been fought and often won by the army with better weapons. Rocks were superseded by spears and then spears were superseded by bows and arrows. Firstly there were long bows, followed by crossbows.

One King developed a weapon which could fire a hundred arrows at a time. It seemed a good idea on paper, a Hellish weapon, frightening in the extreme. Sadly it failed when it came to being used. It had a range of just over twenty paces. Far from creating terror on the battlefield, it was easily over run as it took longer to reload than it took the enemy to cross 20 paces.

One of the King’s courtiers disappeared from the castle for several months and when he returned he was arrested on sight for desertion. Hauled before the King, he pleaded for his life. He explained that he now had invented a new style of bowstring.

‘What is the use of that?’ thundered the King. ‘I need you here on the battlefield!’

The courier replied, ‘This new string will increase the range of your new bow. It is super stretchy and very very strong. It will give more power to your Hell Bow.’

 

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 1th Aug


I have created a spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website and updated from the morning’s numbers as released by the Victorian Government.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

Five Day rolling average – today – 391

Seven Day Rolling average – today – 450

From the ABC Website – this is yesterday’s Growth Factor –

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A Tale of Two Press Conferences


COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 10th Aug


All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

5 day rolling average – 418

7day rolling average – 465

COVID-19 Victoria (Aust) – Rolling Averages – 9th Aug


Just for my own interest I am going to store this info here. I have created the spreadsheet from numbers on the covid19data website.

All charts have to begin somewhere. these charts began, arbitrarily, on 2nd July 2020.

Five Day rolling average

7 Day Rolling average

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On a Journey