Imagine, if you will, a single cot bed marooned in the dark of an otherwise empty room, the deep pre-dawn chill of a winter’s day. It was my first morning in my new home. I don’t know whether it was freezing fingers that awoke me, or the cacophony of myriad birds as they woke, discussed the timing, and took off from their night rooks out to the warm dark above the river beyond my apartment. The noise, the mystery, the […]
Since I was a child and Christopher Robin made me aware of the lines and cracks, I’ve loved how lines add definition and vibrancy – even to my first colouring efforts (as I was recently reminded, coming across an old favourite while unpacking the books!). But the master drafter in my opinion is always Nature itself. Can you guess what this green delta really is? PS – I had to laugh when I saw these forlorn, forgotten sox, messing up […]
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 […]
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. […]
While we’re with the fisherman and the hopeful pelican, I thought I’d post a couple of other shots. Kev said he’d been catching the fish to lure the greedy bird close enough to try to remove the lure and weight caught in its neck. Compared to the quite delicate brown-winged pelicans of Sri Lanka, for instance, the pelicans here are big birds – a couple of feet tall, huge wingspan. Kev said they eat 6.5kg of fish a day. […]