Monthly Archives: December 2018

Year of the magpie

I have had a project this year of looking out for and photographing magpies. The aim has been at least one per week. This has been imperfectly achieved – some weeks many pics of maggies and others (not many), none. … Continue reading

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Sunset, full moon, solstice

Amid the hurly burly of life, especially at this time of year, it’s good to remember that we are just a tiny part of a very big universe. Today is a reminder of that, with the conjunction of a full … Continue reading

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Alison Ashby

In response to last week’s post about Wittunga Botanical Gardens, Nicky (marvellous supporter of this blog and its producer) responded with a link to Alison Ashby, daughter of the original owner of the property and sister to Keith, who gave … Continue reading

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Weeping, drooping, prostrate and gorgeous

I went to Wittunga Botanical Garden today – first time I have been there for ages. It was originally a property – house and land – which was left to the state’s botanical gardens in the 1960’s – by the … Continue reading

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“A book and a friend”

When I was young I came across a cheesy quotation that of course appealed to me hugely – cheesiness having always been part of my nature – “These choose with prudence, a book and a friend: they should charm at … Continue reading

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