Category: Nature

Sunset in Fiji

Worth a Word Wednesday: A Fijian sunset

 Wordless Wednesday – also known as Worth a Word Wednesday Bula! Our final night in Fiji was bittersweet. The sunset on our final night in Fiji was spectacular, which sums up our whole trip really!! It was paradise.  The sunset was glorious but saying goodbye to our daughters was hard. We all live so far apart we don’t get many chances…

Blue sky on a spring day

Worth a Word Wednesday: Blue skies above

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 This is the beautiful clear blue sky above me on a warm spring day.  If you look really closely there’s a black dot up there which was a helicopter flying overhead. I never get tired of the blue sky. …

Mt Warning framed by cane fields

52 week photography project – Week 10: Photographer’s Choice

Source: Week 10: Photographer’s Choice I found this week quite hard, as it was up to each of us to choose a photo! It was much more difficult than I thought it would be.   Isn’t it funny how we can get thrown by simple things – like having too much choice?? So if you’re following along at home here…

Magpie enjoying his afternoon tea, rather than swooping me in spring time

Why do magpies hate me?

Why oh why? Every year at about this time in Australia, Spring time, there are numerous stories in the media about the spate of magpies swooping on unsuspecting walkers, bike riders, runners – anyone they take exception to being in their territory as they protect their babies in the nest. They can do real damage by pecking people, drawing blood…

Magnolia unfurling into spring

Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Unfurling into spring Every year I think I take a similar photo to this one.  I try to capture the magnolia flowers unfurling- I love Spring and I love our magnolia tree. It’s huge now and quite old but…

Lunch under this huge old tree

A sentence a day for August: a writing challenge

A Sentence a Day – a month in review I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June and July and enjoyed it so much I’m back again for August! In the first week of each month, we link our posts up and can read what everyone else has been…

Iga Warta

Aussie outback adventure #5 – Aboriginal Art and Women’s business

Art and Women’s Business were on the agenda for days 5 & 6 of our Outback Aussie Adventure. Women’s Business: I was privileged to take part in the ‘Women’s business’ talk with Josie and Glenise Coulthard while at Iga Warta. Men could have joined the group to hear the stories, but it was stressed that only women can actually tell the…

River gum along the Frome River in South Australia's Flinders Ranges

Aussie outback adventure #4 – Mt Serle

Walking the Frome River – Day 4 Today saw our little group of five (we call ourselves the Famous Five) walk from Mt Serle homestead, down the Frome River, with our cultural guide Cliff Coulthard. We walked about 13kms and I must say it was a very pleasant day of walking. A reminder of what we’re doing on our 2…

Afternoon light in the South Australian Flinders Ranges. Sunset over the hills.

Worth a Word Wednesday: Afternoon light

 Wordless Wednesday – has now been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I can’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Helloooooo – I’m back from my big adventure and have so much to catch up on. I promise to get over and read some of your posts in the next few days.  I have so many posts to…

Aussie outback adventure #3 – a cultural day

Welcome to Iga Warta – Day 3 full of culture and history  Nangga (pronounced nunga) means hello/welcome in the local Adnyamathanha (pronounced Udna-mat-na) language. We are learning lots of words for plants, animals and birds, as we go on our walks with guides Sharpie, Cliff and Terry.  It’s been very enlightening and educational not to mention interesting. The good news…

An ancient old tree on the Frome River

An Aussie outback adventure #1

Welcome to Iga Warta A superb sunrise greeted us on Day 1 of our walking tour in the Aussie outback. We arrived in Iga Warta late in the afternoon after driving over 400 kms from the verdant Clare Valley.  As we drove further north, into the Flinders Ranges, the vegetation slowly changed from vineyards, green pastures and pretty towns to…

Textures in a succulent

A curly-wurly succulent

The texture and beauty in a succulent… We consume photos through our eyes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a tactile element, too. I love the curly-wurly texture of this succulent, submitted for this week’s photo challenge. Although I’m not sure curly-wurly is a real description of anything, I just like the way it rolls off the tongue and it does…

Scribbly Gums In the Australian bush are very special trees

Worth a Word Wednesday: Scribbly Gums

 Wordless Wednesday – has now been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I can’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Theses magnificent trees deserve to have some words written about them.  Can you see the scribbles on them?  They are found in the bush near where where my husband grew up in Nowra on the South Coast of…