Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Challenge;

A challenge is a general term referring to things that are imbued with a sense of difficulty and victory.
A demanding or stimulating situation;

From day one we human beings are challenged by life until our death. The word "challenge" is not a simple word but it is ambiguous in a certain sense.

Word History:
Middle English borrowed chalenge from Old French. French chalenge came from Latin calumnia "trickery, false accusation", a noun based on the verb calvi "to deceive". So a challenge was originally a false accusation.
The sense of confrontation carried on but the general meaning of this word moved from a negative to a positive sense somewhere along the way between Latin and English.

This Impatient plant has found itself a challenge growing from a crevice where the seed has lodged itself. It battles other challenges like being eaten by voracious grasshopper who likes its tender green leaves

The goldfish in the pond face every day the challenge to escape being a meal to a silver gray heron. I have made them hide away places to give the challenged fish a chance to escape.

Are you facing any challenges at the moment?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My World Tuesday;Towns from a bird's eye view;

Airport Charleville;
Qantas scheduled its first fare paying passenger service from Charleville to Cloncurry, via Longreach and Winton, back in 1922.

Charleville is in the heart of Queensland's 'mulga country'. It is the largest town in the south west of the Outback region and was gazetted in 1868 and later named by the Government surveyor of the day, Mr WA Tully, after a town in Ireland where he had lived.

In March 1888, rail transport reached Charleville. This railway gave Charleville a direct link with the state capital, Brisbane.

Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in the township of Charleville in 1890. The factory was moved to Charleville because the wood used in coaches made in factories closer to the coast would split and crack in the dry, dusty conditions of Western Queensland.

The mulga country of Queensland's outback is rich in history, flora and fauna. The stars almost touch the end of your nose at the Cosmos Centre and Observatory where clear nights and a low horizon combine to give visitors a great night time experience. Kangaroos, emus, birds of prey and a wondrous variety of Australian native wildlife can be seen whilst travelling this area.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010