Gee but it’s great to be back home. Characters everywhere, home of the brave, land of the free. Here’s some of them. We’re still feeling Asian at the moment, (as we are and should, they are our very dear brothers and sisters,) so the little red sand ant hills in the NT desert remind us of little shrines. The upturned bucket of an earth mover sitting in the landscape looks at first like a trident shrine to Shiva.