Australian Olympians - Welcome Home
|Anna Meares - Women's gold medalist - cycling|
What was once
a cape of green
is now an ocean
by the probing
flesh of Cattle Egrets
as they hunt
for breakfast sans
their Water Buffalo
friends. Without warning,
like a snowstorm,
leaving the green canvas
and a solitary
Whistling Wood Duck
in their wake.
(c) Rob Swales
The experiences you have when you don't have a camera handy. Thank God for words and my English teachers, Messrs Harrington and Rogers at good old Murwillumbah High.
|The only fireworks at the Sharkies/Rabittohs game|
|Kris and I awarded this guy the best player for the bunnies award|
Again I can't show you all the photos of the above events because they are on my new Android phone and for whatever reason will not transfer over to my iPhotos. Another one of the joys that modern technology loves to share with me.
But I did manage to be a part of the Sydney welcome to more than one hundred of our olympic athletes at a coming home parade at Sydney Town Hall and I have my Libby Trickett and Anna Meares autographed boxing kangaroos flag to prove it.
|Silver medal 50 km walk|
|Lauren Jackson - Bronze medal - women's basketball|
|Libby Trickett - my favourite olympian - so humble|
|Jessica Mauboy - all class and talent|
|Alicia Coutts with her medal collection|