I’m a big fan of road trips. There is always something new and interesting to see on the journey. Being stuck in slow moving traffic is no hassle, but instead a photo opportunity (provided one is not doing the driving). Here is a photo I took a few years ago. It is perfect for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge — Round. The silo on the truck goes round and round. Read more
In 2003, bush-fires ravaged the old Nil Desperandum homestead. After the fires, the historic rammed-earth cottage was re-built to the original 1896 design. Nil Desperandum forms part of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (near Canberra). Amidst the devastation wrought by the fires, a part of a commercial camellia plantation somehow managed to survive. Surrounded by dense bush on all sides, it truly is a miracle garden. Read more
I’m currently following Kyle Rohrig’s latest hike on the Florida Trail. He is a hiking with a friend and his little shiba inu, Katana. Katana’s story is as interesting as Kyle’s. She was a pet shop impulse buy. Katana accompanies Kyle on all his hikes. The gorgeous girl had glaucoma in both eyes and is now blind. Check them out here.
This time of year is not meant to be our rainiest season. Summer in Canberra (Australia) is normally quite dry. We usually get most of our rain in winter. But as you know, the climate is changing and Canberra may yet turn out to be a tropical paradise to rival sunny Queensland. And if sea levels rise significantly, we may even become relatively coastal! Read more
The road through Bullen’s African Lion Safari was long and winding, really excellent for motion sickness. But the good thing about the park was that the population density of lions to humans was high, or so it appeared to this seven year old girl. Prey you make it out alive. Read more
Do you ever wonder how you survived your childhood? This is a question I ask myself frequently. Sometimes I think we survive in spite of our parents, rather than because of them. [Note to mum. Just joking.] Let me tell you the story about the day my family was nearly eaten by lions. Read more
This is my response to the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge – Magical Light. Join me for a photo journey of light across the seasons.
In Australia, our light can be very harsh. Generally, if the light is too harsh for photography, it is too harsh for me. Nevertheless, I understand intuitively that different colours require different light, and that some colours create their own light. Read more
Regular readers will know that in August, my true love and I went on holiday – a rather long road trip to visit my mother who lives about 1,500 north of me. In the place I live (Canberra), the winters are freezing, grey and dreary. In the north where I went (as far as Gladstone), it is relatively tropical, although they have had some coolish mornings. To escape the cold, many retired folk, known as Grey Nomads, regularly spend months travelling the roads of northern Australia. We had a taste of that life for a few weeks. I’ve tried to do a bit of a ‘compare and contrast’ photo essay to represent my August. Read more
This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Blue.
My thanks go to Margaret of the Ragtag Daily Prompt for today’s wonderful prompt. If you too need some inspiration, click on the link above. Such prompts help me make short work of presenting my holiday happy snaps. I had hit a road block so to speak, as it was all just too overwhelming to think how I might present the story of my travels in a way that might be slightly interesting. I hope the photos do justice to the wonderful holiday I’ve just had. Read more