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.