Time was, the habit was coffee and a cigarette. In the mornings, the habit was combined with the news of the day; at any other spare moment, the habit was combined with a book. That was until I discovered Sudoku, gave up cigarettes, and was beguiled by a Sri Lankan ritual called ‘bed tea’. These days, with no pressure to get off to work on time, or take care of Ma or Papa, I indulge my three-headed habit whenever and […]
Earlier this year, driving through the night along the borders of Wilpattu National Park in north-eastern Sri Lanka, our headlights revealed a road sign warning of elephants crossing. Unfortunately we were unable to stop to get a shot, but it’s an image I’ll never forget. This, captured up on Buderim Mountain the other day is almost as cute: This post was inspired by the Sunday Stills challenge this week: Billboards and Roadside Advertising. Pop over and have a look.
This week’s WP Photo Challenge gives me the opportunity to show you the very idiosyncratic horizons of the Sunshine Coast, dominated, to the south of Buderim, by the old volcanic plugs of the Glasshouse Mountains.
I have to put my hand up and declare I’m not a ‘brown’ person, though I’m drawn to brown people! Seriously though, since coming home I’ve been reacquainted with the fragrant beauty of the browns of the bush, and the soft and inviting foil they give, as we wander there. Here are some browns I was drawn to on the weekend, wandering around Buderim. Thanks to Ailsa for this week’s Travel Theme Challenge, Before I go – please cross your […]
Though life hasn’t taken on much in the way of a routine yet, imagine me wandering out from my (still almost empty) flat, down the road, across the street to the river, just in time to catch the sunrise – yes indeed, a very good morning from another Paradise. On the way back all I could do was marvel … … how beautiful is our world.
Another amazing Grevillea. When my things arrive I’ll try to begin identifying them. I was struck by this one not only because of its beautiful colour, but also because it is almost as graceful as a climber the delicate underside and gorgeous pink filaments exploding from furry sheathes
Down by the river – lines and patterns. I think the fishing shack probably also qualifies for Ailsa’s “Through” Challenge this week. Hi everyone – I’ve got a permanent internet connection at last, so I hope to catch up with you again, somewhere out there in the blogosphere. 🙂 PS – Apologies in advance about the advertisements – hope you’re not receiving them, but if you are, I’m sorry – I don’t know how to get rid of them. I’m […]
I smelt home today, the clean astringent smell of bush aromatics so typical of my homeland. And I came across a stand of Bottlebrushes behind the tennis court – look, it’s the Big Bad Banksia Man*! As with many of Australia’s native plants, the flowers and seed pods of the Bottlebrush (each stage of which co-exist on the tree together) are fascinating and sometimes grotesque and I found myself waylaid for some time, taking studies of these gorgeously eccentric trees. […]