Greetings, Diogenesister and smiddy:
I certainly appreciate your comments and that you like what you read and saw. It would be pretty cool to sort of get inside the hearts and minds of others, but I guess the best we can do is through their individual manners of expression.
I took that picture that is "from my backyard." Not literally, but at the lake in my small community. I took it after the rains and the fog had set in. But now, we're back to an extended dry period. I'll pm you, Diogenesister, regarding the image. By Orccha do you mean the Indian city with huge buildings?
Yes, smiddy, the same movies I loved as a kid back in the '50s. Monsters from the mist!!! My first scary movie was The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, about an awakened dinosaur. I was about 6 years old and my aunt, with whom I was staying, called Mom and Dad to get permission for me to go with my older cousin.
About Australia, my traveling companion had American friends who settled there and now have dual citizenship. I met them and they sounded just like Americans, but I struggled to understand their kids!
Thanks again for answering my post!