Port Douglas

September 1, 2012

Several months ago I took a trip to Queensland.  A quick getaway – I didn’t know what I would find, but hoped it would be peaceful…

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Norah Head

January 15, 2012

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Lunar

January 5, 2012

The moon has been an object of fascination since the beginning of recorded history.  Last month was no different when I purchased a new toy for my camera: a telescope adaptor!

Borrowing a friend’s telescope for a few days, I managed to shoot my first (albeit blurry) images of the moon.  Obviously there are better examples out there, but this one is mine and I like it.  I now have an appreciation just how hard (and how expensive) a hobby astrophotography must be.  The rewards, however, might just be worth it.  Buying an expensive telescope has always been on my wish list…

Earlier last month, I captured this image of lunar eclipse without a telescope.  Quite small in comparison don’t you think?  The moon is 1/6th the size of Earth but without a basis for comparison, it really is hard to tell…

The Lily

June 21, 2011

During my travels through the Stirling Ranges last month, I came across The Lily, a 16th century Dutch windmill that stood out in stark contrast to its surroundings.  Having lived in Holland last year, you can imagine my surprise at seeing the Amstel logo in the middle of the Australian outback…

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It starts like a seed.  Like a dandelion spore blown in through the ear it floats through the mind, tracing the contours of the brain in search of a home.  Eventually, it is caught, and the cognitive processes take over.  They fill in the shade, they select the colour and hue of it all.  They bring life and all that comes with it; emotions in spades.  And once their work is done, and the flower has bloomed, so is the idea.  Fading.  Wilting.  Gone.

But always a trace will remain.

Welcome back!  It’s day one and I’ve got another draft to write!

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Exhausts…and pay will be exhausted.

A break from the endless passing of the road…

Hey! I did something!

Today I went to the South Fremantle Senior Highschool Grower’s Market.  Does that sound like a mouthful?  Well, if you are a fan of the double entendre the truth is that it was definitely that.  Fresh vegetables, fresh coffee, fresh pork and goat burgers (awesome)…ok…full disclosure time I did man the stall for a brief period, but I had one at 9am and it was pretty amazing.  No, I hadn’t had breakfast.  Yes, if you have coffee with something it becomes breakfast.  We even had to relight the barbecue for one late-comer.  Sell outs: pork belly.  We brought home the bacon.

pork

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