Forces of nature: A windswept tree, atop the Pyramids in northern NSW
If early birds catch worms, what do early spiders catch? Dew drops?
Boats afloat at the moorings in St Kilda, Port Phillip Bay
The water wall of the National Gallery of Victoria is real highlight for visiting children and adults. We’re probably not the first record the fun kids have with it, and we won’t be the last, but I’m sure that’s exactly what the work’s creator would have wanted.
A city celebrates its being every year with the ever-so-ephemeral fireworks.
Value these last few warm days and cool nights. Not long from now, we’ll start waking up to freshly frosted veggies in your garden
St Kilda Library: designed by iconic architect Enrico Taglietti. His buildings feature geometric shapes, angular walls, deep overhangs and large, connecting internal spaces that create the freedom for people to interact.
Shadows on the south coast beaches of New South Wales, Australia.
Australia in December: the light skims across mountain creeks and mossy bogs fed from the last snowdrifts in the Snowy Mountains
Who wants ants like this? Not us, I say. We prefer an ant-free kitchen. Sadly, no amount of vinegar, friendly redirection or anything worked. To get our ant-free kitchen we had to stoop to ant bait made of 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of borax, and ½ cup of water, all boiled in a…
Land, sea and sun converge on the south coast of New South Wales at a place that somehow lost the right to be called Sunpatch.
The ever-so-angular praying mantis pays a visit
It’s an achievement in the Australian bush to photograph a wild flower that blooms for only one day: the common fringe lily (Thysanotus tuberosus).
If you’re ever in Melbourne, take the time to visit the Old Melbourne Gaol. The heritage-listed gaol offers a fantastic educational talk that’s enjoyed by children, über-cool teenagers, parents, and unaccompanied adults. It’s really very, very good and well worth half a day. And did you know Ned Kelly was executed there in 1880?
Did you know Brisbane had its very own defensive fort? We didn’t until last month, when we were looking for something to do in Brisbane. It was a great half-day excursion, even if it’s a bit of a drive. The teenage boy had lots of fun exploring what’s left of the concrete buildings and grassy embankments of Fort Lytton. The (non-working) big guns were fun too.
Two countries; two mountain peaks; two landscapes.
It’s almost spring here, and as always, the Cootamundra wattle springs out first with explosions of yellow.