Saturday, 4 October 2008

Progress

Mt Pollock isn't very high, but it is noticeable. It's an old volcano on the Barrabool Hills west of Geelong, and can be seen from a great distance because the volcanic plain is so flat. The canola crops on its flanks were blindingly yellow today. It will be a GM crop probably because the moratorium has been lifted.

The mountain has been in the news this week because of an application to put wind generators there. Locals are objecting (on aesthetic grounds, and they don't want tourists driving around their quiet rural area) and the issue will go to a hearing in March next year.

1 comment:

Denis Wilson said...

Nicely ironic title, Boobook.
Progress of a kind. The flowers look stunning, I must admit. But I wonder about the GM trend, and what we are letting loose.
Denis

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