Nannas sash-on for Water

March 11, 2019

What better way to mark International Womens Day 2019 than for 120 KNAGs (Knitting Nannas against Gas/Greed) from all over NSW to converge on Sydney to get their message out, ‘United to Protect our Water’. In a yellow and black tide, red-rimmed for solidarity with their indigenous sisters, they met in Martin Place. I’m an […]

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From camouflage to cappuccino

March 4, 2019

Spot the odd one out amongst the horse poo and mulch chips? I nearly didn’t. But then the choc-chip coated drumstick swam into focus and could not be unseen. Looking about, I spotted two more beside the raised garden bed, still in the same rough mulch. It’s been so dry, I was surprised to see […]

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Travelling Huntsman

February 8, 2019

I was used to spiders seeking shelter from wet weather but in these very hot days–  and more days – and more days, I have had a Huntsman spider come inside. For the first day he was high up in the kitchen, near the manhole, so I assumed that was the entry point. Next day […]

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Evening exodus

January 28, 2019

Every evening, after sundown, before dark, in what I guess we can claim as twilight, a seemingly endless stream of bats fly over my place, heading out for the night’s feeding. From my deck I watch the streams of flying dots, fascinated as the odd one turns back or the strands split up, until the […]

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Green magic

January 5, 2019

In Tapin Tops National Park, near Wingham NSW, you are rewarded for a shady one kilometre walk — and several rock-hopping crossings on Little Run Creek — by Potoroo Falls. The Falls are narrow and stepped, and the pool at their base is deep and wide — and extremely cold! Or it was at Christmas. […]

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Chrissy Cross

December 22, 2018

With all the rain, sun, steam, storms, humidity, wild winds we’ve been getting, no human would know when it’s safe to set up outdoor structures… let alone spiders. Likely, spiders know more. This showy spider has decorated my back verandah railing. An intricate and very fine web is not enough for this one; it likes […]

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Shades of purple

December 10, 2018
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I am fortunate to have Jacaranda trees outside my house, splashing my skies and carpeting my road with purple. I call it purple, but is it really somewhere in between lilac and purple? In fact, my Spring garden has many variations on a theme of purple, like the ubiquitous but still lovely Agapanthus plants, which […]

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Revisit?

November 24, 2018
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Coming home after what had clearly been a wet week here, I was pleased to see my wildlife mates, including the plentiful kookaburras. This one on the deck railing looked around at my intrusion as if he’d become used to having it to himself. But what was he so keenly watching down below in the […]

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Being there for Bylong

November 10, 2018
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Almost a day’s drive each way to spend a day ‘being there for Bylong’ at the IPC sessions in Mudgee on Wednesday 7th November re the Kepco Bylong Coal project. Many other folk made efforts too – and definitely not the ‘rentacrowd’ that some pro-mine speakers scoffed at. I don’t even like café lattes, but […]

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Dorrigo details

November 1, 2018

Rainforests are often majestic and always green worlds of their own. Dorrigo National Park has a two-hour walk that takes you through such a world. While focal points like the Falls are spectacular, it’s the details along the way that fascinate me. Conical hanging birds’ nests? Or accidentally arranged lichen? Vines reach for the light […]

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Moving Dad’s place

October 22, 2018

When this was built at the Mountain, I never imagined it would have to be moved. But it has, twice. There was no way I was leaving it behind anywhere, but the last time was too much for it. The beach pebble chimney survived its cracking, staying vertical and attached. But I had to patch […]

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Water works

October 15, 2018
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Where I had lived for the past 4 years it had rained a lot — and very often only there, in that exact part of this spectacular valley, while adjacent areas missed out. Where I live now has been hanging out for some of that rain, with the ponds almost dry and even this sole […]

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