Saturday, November 22, 2008

First Birthday

Adelaide in Photos turns one today. When I started this blog one year ago I did not really appreciate the demands and rewards of doing a daily post. At times it has been challenging to keep up, but I have done it - a post a day for a whole year!

The rewards far outstrip the demands. I have learnt so much about my city, my district and my world in general. To get new photos I have visited familiar and not so familiar places, attended events I might not otherwise have attended and spoken to people I might not otherwise have spoken to.

I have so appreciated comments from people in the blogging world and learnt so much about them and their world in the process. Thank you.

I have chosen to repost one photo; one of my favourites but also so significant. The photo of Lake Bonney was taken at Barmera about 200 km from Adelaide. Unfortunately water flow to the lake from the River Murray was cut off during the year to reduce losses from evaporation.


Last night on the News there was a report of dead fish on the edges of the lake; casualties of Australia's drought and mismanagement of the River. Fortunately there is now a whole of Australia approach to the Murray's management, so the future is looking a bit brighter. Of course what we need is more rain in the right places.

12 comments:

babooshka said...

This is just drop dead gorgeous. Comgratulations on the year, A real milestone. A a thank you for helping me with Mr Linky I linked your blog in my skywatch post. Once again Thank you, and congratulations.

Wayne said...

It's the first time I've seen this shot and it seems worthy of National Geographic.

Happy Birthday Gordon.

Hilda said...

Congratulations! Here's to many more years of Adelaide photos!

This is eerie-looking, and I hope that you get more rains soon.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the anniversay. Great photo!

Blognote said...

The water-creatures!! A magnicient photo, and...congratulations on your anniversary. You are right, by going around photographing, you learn to see details which others wouldn't and your own environment suddenly has a different dimension.Keep going!

angela said...

Wow! What a breathtaking photo...simply lovely.

Congratulations on your first birthday.

JM said...

What a stunning scenery and photo too!!!
Congratulations on your blog birthday and hope it rains on the right places.

alice said...

Congratulations for your first anniversary, Gordon! Bravo, bravo!
This post is worth to be reposted, it's a beautiful one. It reminds me of a place in New Caledonia where they built a dam (a barrage, like in French?)and then the river made a huge lake too, the Blue River, a great memory to me.

Jilly said...

First many congratulations on your first year. Sometimes I don't visit for a while and then when I do, I so love it and your beautiful photographs. Today's is astounding. So beautiful and daunting to read the copy with it.

You feel as I do about how worthwhile it is - who we meet, what we learn, how we see our cities through new eyes. Here's to your next 12 months, Gordon.

Donna said...

I'm LATE!!! But Happy 1st Birthday!! I've enjoyed Every one!!! Don't Stop!!hughugs

Sally said...

Happy Birthday, Gordon!

What a stunning photo to illustrate the serious concern about the Murray.

Alejandro said...

Congrats! Great photos and city vision. Greetings from Guatemala!