We recently participated in the travel photo challenge; 10 photos for 10 days no explanation. World wide walkies nominated us and I nominated A year of Kayaking to participate from one of our posts. Now Year of Kayaking has started a new challenge; 10 wildlife photos for 10 days: I had so much fun with … Continue reading Wildlife photo challenge #1
#BookSnapSunday I will resume the travel challenge tomorrow for today I am just sticking to #BookSnapSunday, which this week is the Craig Reucassel book Fight for Planet A, an accessible and empowering read if you are looking to understand the challenges facing the planet, why the Australian government is so backward in acting to address … Continue reading Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.
Just thought I would write about one of the best tips for making camping bathroom life easier and for reducing plastic use. It is the simplest thing to do and that is to switch to using a bar soap. When you combine the bar soap with a soap saver scrubbie bag it is even simpler. … Continue reading Bar life on the Granite Belt – (soap bar that is).
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