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
I have been a bit missing in action this last week. It has been a funny year, so little travel, not even a lot of weekend camping trips. Although we had made a conscious decision to give up travel that involved flying before the pandemic hit, I do still miss it even if I never … Continue reading Missing in action again – #BookSnap Sunday
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.
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
Just thought I would share a favourite Doctor Who quote, it seems appropriate to the situation. If it was not for these dark times we would never really appreciate the good times. Maybe now is a good time to stay in and binge watch Doctor Who, (like I ever need an excuse). We seem to … Continue reading Trying to see the stars
This week is a little sad as my daily dose of a favourite web comic has come to an end. The author, Howard Taylor, has been providing a three panel humourous scifi comic each day for a little over twenty years and last week was the last post for these characters. Although he does say … Continue reading My daily dose of humour and accidental wisdom
Photo by Thom Holmes on Unsplash Okay I have been in a bit of rut of late but no more. It is funny how you can let the big things in the world drag you down, although I wonder if that is a bit of a chicken and egg scenario; do I feel down, so I succumb to … Continue reading Imaginative Pejoratives is “Karen” okay?
June was a good month for reading, managed to finish four great books. Two of my June titles nicely compliment each other and are timely and prescient reads given the pandemic challenge the world has been enduring in 2020. As we entered covid 19 lockdown I was interested in reading pandemic fiction and non-fiction. Lawrence … Continue reading June reading: Germs, Ghosts and Nullus Anxietas (No Worries)
So I managed to break free of the hostage situation that sums up my relationship to bed on a winters morning and drag myself out to watch the sun come up on Picnic Point. I expected we would not be alone but was surprised that there were at least a dozen people with the same … Continue reading Greet the dawn
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced". - James Baldwin Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash I had planned to post on Wednesday but the planned post suddenly seemed so trivial in light of on going events in America. It has to be said that Australia has been … Continue reading #BLM and The Tall Man