Want to walk in the footsteps of bushrangers? Looking for a Granite belt nature experience to which you can take a dog? Or want to just check out some really big rocks. Then the Donnelly's Castle walk is definitely worth checking out. Don't let the name fool you, there is no castle in the traditional … Continue reading Castles and wildflowers
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 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
“Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.”― Will Rogers I find myself reflecting on our materialist tendencies. Not so much our tendency to buy things we don't want but rather our tendency to buy more than we need. I recognise that sometimes … Continue reading Tiny teardrop vs giant luxury RV
So much for grand plans to post regularly, afraid last week got away from me a bit and then on the weekend we decided to do a quick overnight camp to the gorgeous village of Maleny in the Sunshine coast hinterland. Maleny is one of our regular back yard haunts and a fantastic option for … Continue reading Green Maleny
So needed a bit of tree time and decided to do a quick overnight camp at Flanagan's Reserve and do a walk in the Mt Barney National park. Since we were planning a national park walk and Bronte was staying home for work and study we thought this was a good opportunity to leave Ada … Continue reading Flanagan’s Reserve and Mt Barney
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.