I went for a drive to Castlemaine so that little Miss Sparking Sunshine could liaise with her cinematographer whilst reconnoitering the site of the Oak Forest for her movie that she has to make. I have already seen an oak tree so I went looking for other stuff. What we have here dear is a Sticky Paper Daisy, or a Sticky Everlasting. They may be … Continue reading Everlasting Paper Daisy
It’s a bit hard to get out and about these days. We’re in stage 3 lockdown and I misplaced my muse so until I get it back I took some photos of the only flowers in my garden. The rocket ( Eruca sativa )which was nice in salads but is now a bit old and has gone to seed was all I could find. But … Continue reading Covid flowers
….of atmosphere. Went for a drive to Trentham and the Wombat State Forest. Halfway between Ballarat and Melbourne but north of the straight line. Continue reading Just for a change….
The first chance for CJ and me to go out together for a bit of a drive. Particularly when it was only 10C and the was a fair wind from the south west. (That’s where our cold comes from in the southern hemisphere.) But even more particularly because I wanted to show her something special. Up there about one third of the way in from … Continue reading Clouds and rocks and water
I want to tell you a true story that I made up a long time ago when I knew the difference between right and wrong. It’s a very short story but to drag it out as long as I can I’m going to show you some pictures as we go. This is a picture of Lake Burrumbeet which is very close to where I used … Continue reading He nilly got took.
Corymbia is a genus of about one hundred species of tree that, along with Eucalyptus, Angophora and several smaller groups, are referred to as eucalypts. Until 1990, corymbias were included in the genus Eucalyptus and there is still considerable disagreement among botanists as to whether separating them is valid. I am a little tired of politics and the virus so I am writing a book and in the meantime I will continue … Continue reading Corymbia et al
aIn continuing my lethargic attitude to Isolation, the fact that is is cold, there is a wind blowing and I have nothing positive to say about the morons assaulting the Governor of Michigan with assault weapons and the fact that they haven’t been charged with any assault all leads to a sublime look at the bark on trees. There are nine. And one photo of … Continue reading Bark. Bark. Bark. and some nuts.
The tumbled down wreck of a house that I bought more than twenty years ago grew into something different with time. Gaps in the bluestone walls allowed the cold winds and the mosquitos in and in other rooms old warped Masonite yellow painted lining boards ripped out in one night of ridiculous renovation revealed a brick fireplace that was a secret up until then. It … Continue reading Houses and homes
The Begonias are all gone – locked away. All the annual flower beds are naked except for the roses which are, of course, bushes and not annuals so they stay put even when there is a virus threatening everyone. I couldn’t get too close to take photos because people were sitting amongst the roses having picnics. I crept up to a tree and spied some … Continue reading A walk in the park
Right! So a few of you don’t like me messin’ around with the exposure and contrast. Well I went for a short walk around the block and the sun didn’t shine most of the time so I stopped and waited ’til I got a bit of light. (Is that cheating? Or should I take the photo when it is dark and gloomy. After all the … Continue reading Autumn (Early)