This week's arboreal themed post is focused on a tree close to home and despite it being considered an aggressive alien, it is a tree I am rather fond of. In my home town, one species of tree stands out above all others and has become so strongly associated with the garden city it has … Continue reading A green embrace
Do trees have personalities, do they exude a sense of spirit, is it right to think of them as having a personality, of having an identity of some sort, probably not, but maybe if we thought more about them as a having a personality of sorts we might care more about them. It might be … Continue reading Old man Banksia rising like a phoenix from the flames.
Some of the wildlife from our recent trip to Woodgate.
Australia has the most magical environment, it is sometimes easy to forget how unique and wonderful our environment is, the flora as well as the fauna. I realize I take so much for granted. I sometimes look at European landscapes with envy, I am drawn to cooler and greener landscapes, but my own environment is … Continue reading Amongst the whispering Grandmother trees
Echidna Knows: "The war between good and evil is in reality an imposition of stupidity and simplicity over wisdom and complexity." (p4) Tyson Yunkaporta - Sand Talk Echidna at Theodolite Ck/Woodgate 2019 Last week was a bit hectic and full-on so not a lot of time for the blog, but I found myself re-reading Tyson … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Sand Talk :
image Bryony Kennedyare the students getting hopping mad? Just thought I would share an image of the crowd that greeted a colleague when she arrived at work to open the campus library this morning, (thank you Bryony for sharing). The above photo was taken at our Ipswich campus. USQ has three main campus sites, the … Continue reading The mob waiting for the library to open.
#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! https://www.instagram.com/p/CDp4_OzgRSk/ I read Micheal McCarthy's delightful … Continue reading Butterflies for #BookSnapSunday
#BookSnapSunday “If we are to attempt to understand Indigenous philosophy it has to begin with the profound obligation to land.”― Bruce Pascoe, Dark Emu #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 … Continue reading First nation farming in Dark Emu
A much needed nature fix on the weekend, we went down the range to Colleges Crossing, gentle idyllic part of the Brisbane River before it becomes the thick brown artery of the city. We used to live in the area when we first moved back to Queensland after ten years in the ACT. Colleges is … Continue reading Serenity and monsters below the surface
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