Slowly catching up on posts. After Charleville we started the trek north, stopping briefly in Augathella. The two things Augathella is famous for are meat ants and the Smiley stories. To be honest I was unaware of the Smiley connection although I certainly remember seeing the old movies; Smiley and Smiley gets a gun. The … Continue reading Augathella = meat ants and Smiley
Renowned artist John Murray calls Lightning Ridge home and you can't escape his impact on the town. Depending on which way you approach the ridge you might be greeted by a giant emu, Stanley made from old girders, Volkswagens and satellite dishes, or on Morilla St an old combi given wings and a propeller, flown … Continue reading The Art of Lightning Ridge
S and I visited Childers. This is a town of memories for S, some good and some not so. The town itself has been a cane growing town for many decades and goes all the way back to the beginning of cane farming. These days it still supports the cane industry as well as the … Continue reading Childers’ Charm
pixabay image public domain Just thought I would share some of Bronte's wonderful photos via Instagram, we walk the same streets but she has a way of making me see my most immediate world afresh. Check out her Insta, it is worth a look; https://www.instagram.com/rosalind_bella2/ I am envious of her ability to capture moments and … Continue reading This old town
Street art has been a rising phenomena around Australia over the last few years, what started out as hip and urban has spread to the country, some of the best pieces you will ever see can be found in quite, rural locations. Toowoomba has welcomed and nurtured the street art scene, hosting several rounds of … Continue reading Toowoomba street art scene.
So welcome to Gum trees and Galaxies, my return to blogging after an extended absence and the first time I have co-written a blog with my partner, GG. This our new adventure in joint blogging, is to act as a record of our joint adventures, but will also contain random tangents and some book blogging. Book … Continue reading So What’s it all about?