Maybe this Christmas we should take some time to reflect on our roles as custodians of this planet. As my country burns and temperatures soar into the 40s, I find myself feeling deeply saddened by the horror that surrounds this summer and what it means to our current and future environment; the flora and the … Continue reading Stewardship – as my country burns
public domain pixabay Petrichor is one of my favourite words, a rare experience these days, the fragrance of oncoming rain. For those unfamiliar with the term, petrichor refers to the distinct scent you experience just before rain falls. It is the fragrance of rain. And it is a word coined by Australian scientists; Isabel Joy … Continue reading Petrichor – a beautiful word describing something magical
Just some gratuitous Ada images, our makeshift bird bath is not large enough to contain a growing hound but she certainly tried. Gary was doing some odd jobs before we leave for a long weekend at the beach, where Ada will get to see the big water for the first time. Probably our last camping … Continue reading Ada in the water
This is what happens when we ignore climate science, I really do not want to politicise the current tragedy but we must wake up to the reality of a changing climate and the everyday horror it will bring. Bushfire is an expected reality in the Australian summer but this is not normal: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-11/nsw-bushfires-850000-hectares-destroyed-worst-to-come/11691038 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-10/nsw-bushfires-bobin-residents-speak-of-bushfire-terror/11690066 I … Continue reading Apocalyptic fires
We just had a fantastic, relaxing weekend in Stanthorpe. The surprising thing was we virtually had the entire camp ground at Sommerville Valley to ourselves, only one other set of campers, and as much peace and quiet as we could handle. Yes, the drought is having an impact but it is a green drought, the … Continue reading Granite Belt – food, wine and relaxation
Bird Therapy - the benefits of engaging with nature for mental health https://www.instagram.com/p/B2s9ZOcgF96/ This weeks #BookSnapSunday photo is of a book that popped up somewhere on one of the many feeds I seem to subscribe to but I can't remember where exactly perhaps it was on goodreads, anyway, I pretty much ordered a copy straight … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday
By Summerdrought - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35049707 Our household has been enduring the misery of colds and flu, an irritation, thankfully, just an irritation, but it has impacted blogging. There has been a lack of motivation and inspiration this last week. Hopefully turning around now. There has also been an absence of camping … Continue reading Hope
image public domain. source: pixabay I saw this fascinating story on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190909-why-flight-shame-is-making-people-swap-planes-for-trains Essential the story is about our growing awareness of the carbon impact of travel, it struck a chord with me. Check out the article and let me know what you think. If you have stumbled across this blog before you … Continue reading Flight Shame, it’s a thing.
Sitting in my backyard just practicing with my Lumix FZ-300 camera learning to get better photos. Here are some resulting shots.
Since July is plastic free month just thought I would get into the spirit of the event and share one more simple thing I have done to reduce my plastic usage. Since I had some basic camping cutlery, I put the three pieces, knife, fork and tea spoon on key rings, looped them onto a … Continue reading Put Camp cutlery on a carabiner and refuse single use plastic cutlery