Peter Foster Tasmania Tasmanian scenery
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About Peter
Peter Foster  I was born and grew up in Sydney Australia where I worked for many years in the photographic industry before moving to live in Tasmania in 1994, where I studied computer science at the University of Tasmania in Launceston and graduated with an honours degree. After graduation I moved to Hobart to live and work in 2001. I have since retired.
Over the years I worshipped the Lord in many protestant evangelical churches, some mainstream, some Pentecostal.
I am alarmed by the fast demise of the evangelical Christian church, and also the spread and growth of evil in our western civilization. It is my belief we are at a turning point in world history and may shortly see an increase in signs pointing to the imminent return of Jesus Christ, as prophesied in the Old and New Testament of the Bible.
It is my aim to share many of the things God has shown me from His Word. You may agree or disagree with my views; so send in comments if you like. Some of the more constructive comments will be displayed on my pages.
Tasmania – Australia's Picturesque Island State
My home is Tasmania which is Australia's only island state. Positioned south of Victoria across Bass Strait it experiences more temperate daytime temperatures than mainland states. Winters can be very cold especially in the highland lakes districts where snow can fall many times during the year. Cold spells originate from weather coming from the west or south where winds from the Antarctic keep temperatures down. Summers can be occasionally hot but mostly daytime temperatures would rarely exceed 30 degrees. The west coast has the freshest air and cleanest rain-water thanks to the Roaring Forties which travel many thousands of kilometres across the Indian Ocean.
Because of its isolation from mainland Australia it is protected from many of the pests and diseases affecting fruit orchards and farm crops. Tasmania's climate suits apple orchards, hops farming used in the making of beer, and honey production from leatherwood and other exotic flowering plants. Wheat is grown in the midlands; dairy and beef production produce the finest meat and creamiest milk. Opium poppies are grown and harvested in the north-west of the state for the pharmaceutical industry, potatoes and onions are also grown in the north.
The major population centres are Tasmania's capital city, Hobart, followed by Launceston, Burnie and Devonport in the north of the state. Smaller towns are also scattered throughout Tasmania most of which have historical significance dating back to colonial convict days. Tasmania is a favourite holiday destination for many mainlanders seeking a purer lifestyle and clean, rugged environment. Many overseas tourists also come to Hobart on the frequent cruise ships entering the Derwent River and birthing at one of Hobart's piers.
Tasmania is also home to some of the world's most exotic animals. The tasmanian devil, perhaps the most famous, is a marsupial scavenger about the size of a small dog. It is rarely seen in populated areas but spends most of its time roaming native forests at night looking for food. Brushtail possums, another marsupial animal, have adapted themselves to living in suburban areas around towns and cities. Often in pest numbers they take to the eating of plants and fruiting trees in household gardens. Wallabies, small cousins to kangaroos, also come into suburban housing areas at night looking for food. Other native animals often seen in tasmania are Echidnas (spiney ant-eaters), blue-tongued lizards, parrots and poisonous snakes. Tiger snakes, named because of their striped appearance, often venture into populataed areas during hot weather. They are protected by law so you cannot kill them. A snake catcher will take them away and release them in the bush.
I live south of Hobart with my wife in a house with a large vegetable garden in the backyard. Our award-winning house is a solar passive home designed by a renown, sustainable-house designer. It reduces heating and electrical usage with its double-glazing and large north-facing windows. This website was designed and programmed using experience I developed from years of working for numerous IT companies and the University of Tasmania.
This website shares my thoughts and inspirations on the Bible. Hopefully you will find these challenging and thought-provoking.
 
Ross is a small tourist town along the Midland Highway between Hobart and Launceston. As a favourite stop-over for travellers it offers several bakery-cafes as well as the usual nick-nack shops selling memorabilia. My favourite spot is Ross Uniting Church at the end of the main road and pictured above. The morning sun shines through its splendid stain glass windows filling the church with magnificent coloured light.
 

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