S and I went to Stanthorpe (QLD) last weekend, which we will post on in more detail later, and saw a lot of insects, birds and other creatures during our walks. Here are a few of their photos. It was good to see a lot of butterflies. This little fellow watched while sitting on a … Continue reading A few critters in the spring
I have been thinking about giving the subscription box idea a go. This is a bit of an experiment and may be a bit of a disaster but nothing ventured nothing gained. I am really excited about all the cool things people are doing to create, great, sustainable, products that serve our environment and communities … Continue reading Coming soon
Just posting my usual book image post. #BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. All you have to do is post an image of a book. Happy reading! … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Octopus and I
pixabay public domain Recent enquiries from work mates and family about the possibility of our doing a camping trip and a bit of a shopping trip to the granite belt has got me thinking about ways we can do more to connect and promote small green businesses and producers. Well, that and the fact that … Continue reading Are subscription boxes a good idea?
I doubt whether Hitler, even in his saner moments, could ever have had the delightful eccentricity of mind to ask for a duckbilled platypus in the middle of a war! (Fleay, 1980. p56.) public domain public domain The platypus goes to war. Due to some recent reading I was reminded of the top secret war … Continue reading Churchill and the Platypus
It is a sad statement on South East Queensland weather that a wet day is something to record. We do have short storms, many of them heavy, but it is rare for the rain to hang around for a few days. This was a good day to take some rare photos. Some may recognise this … Continue reading A wet day in spring
The animals are dying. Soon we will be alone here. - Charlotte McConaghy The Last Migration https://www.instagram.com/p/CGwFDlqFRlX/ This week's book snap is a gripping, beautiful read by young Australian author Charlotte McConaghy. I absolutely loved this wild novel about love and redemption and the destruction we are reeking on our planet and the other life … Continue reading The last migration #BookSnapSunday
“Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.”― Will Rogers I find myself reflecting on our materialist tendencies. Not so much our tendency to buy things we don't want but rather our tendency to buy more than we need. I recognise that sometimes … Continue reading Tiny teardrop vs giant luxury RV
Just reflecting on this time of flux and uncertainty we seem to be living through at the moment and wondering if perhaps there is a silver lining to the pandemic. Has the pandemic given us the gift of slowing down? Or are people working harder than ever with working from home? Has there been a … Continue reading The gift of slowing down
So this weekend didn't go quite as planned. Did an overnight camp at Flanagan Reserve, fair to say not one of our better camping weekends, but more of that to come, for now just the quick weekly BookSnap. Not a great photo but it is a great book, Dara McAnulty's Diary of a Young Naturalist. … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Diary of a young naturalist.