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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Everything changes

Socrates talking to Hermogenes: πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει and δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης. Sayings attributed in text (Plat. Crat. 402a) to Heracleitus.

"πάντα χωρεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει" καὶ "δὶς ἐς τὸν αὐτὸν ποταμὸν οὐκ ἂν ἐμβαίης"
Panta chōrei kai ouden menei kai dis es ton auton potamon ouk an embaies
"Everything changes and nothing remains still ... and ... you cannot step twice into the same stream"[39]



The Chrysler building in New York.  A remarkable and very beautiful building. I don't like a lot of modern architecture, but I love this.

Monday, July 18, 2016


Snow, very rare these days with global warming. We used to get a couple of falls every winter, but they dwindled and weakened, so it was a bit of a shock to get a fall which settled, and which then froze hard after falling.

This photo is from southern Tasmania, which is colder even than we are here in the mountains in Victoria.  There's something in the photo you'll never see in the northern hemisphere:  a tree-fern with snow on it.  Tree-ferns are very slow-growing, but make up for that by being so beautiful.

Well, the snow didn't last.  It's chilly but not cold enough for snow.  And every year winter seems to be shorter and summer hotter.  So I enjoyed the snow while we had it.