themoonhowl wrote: Thanks for the offer Jean. There is no telling what our winter will do here...we have been moved a half zone warmer this past year and we are certainly feeling more tropical this summer. i did love Ayer's Rock....I got to watch the sunrise over the rock on my birthday....a rather special moment for me. When I was 13 my closest friend and her family moved to Lake Victoria. She and I saved our money for almost 3 years so I could fly over and spend the summer with her. Sadly a few months before I was to go, her Mother passed away. I swore I would get there....I just didn't realize it would take 40 years to do it...grin Speaking of red clay.....my grandson got up close and personal with it.