As part of the Carnival of Flowers, these monsters of the insect and spider world appeared in our local mall. They are quite cute. BTW: The night shots do not do the colours justice.
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
It is that time of year again and the flowers are inspiring.
Some of the wildlife from our recent trip to Woodgate.
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
Caught the sunrise and shared it with about a dozen people and dogs this morning. S and Ada decided to stay in bed. It really was not that cold.
I have to confess I really love a good cafe and the thing I missed most in lockdown was the ability to go out and sit in a cafe with a good coffee. Ideally, I love to be able to walk to a great cafe and if they are dog friendly that is even better. … Continue reading A little bit of the Netherlands in Toowoomba
Well it might be a rather quieter affair this year for Carnival of Flowers with the Queensland borders closed again but if you are able to travel to Toowoomba for one of its premier tourism events this might be of interest. The carnival of flowers is a big draw card for Toowoomba tourism and this … Continue reading Petals and Pups for Carnival of Flowers
“A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.” - Terry Pratchett Guards Guards Don't you just love those old book shops, the second hand kind where old shelves bow under the weight of paper and years, forming dark corridors of promise and reading adventure. They are becoming a bit … Continue reading Of Bookshops and Blackholes
Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is currently holding a retrospective of the vibrant Aboriginal artist Mavis Ngallametta. The exhibition; Show me the way to go home, is not to be missed, Ngallametta is one of Queensland's most important contemporary Aboriginal artists, her passing in 2019 was truly a great loss to the Australian art world. Ngallametta … Continue reading Show me the Way to go Home