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September 8, 2012 – Black mountain & suburbs

Almost as iconic as Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin. Black Mountain Tower (appropriately called a hill on Wikipedia), lurks in the distance beyond suburban Canberra.


September 2, 2012 – Cactus

We spent Fathers Day having a picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens here in Melbourne. The sky is stunning!

July 24, 2012 – Blossoms

It feels like spring has stuck a toe in the door and is slowly inching back into the room. Some blossoms have started flowering and I can see all the jasmine buds all tight and ready to open as the weather warms.

It’s familiar to me, but my actual knowledge leaves a bit to be desired. Is there anyone who knows what kind of tree this is?

July 23, 2012 – Cumquat shadows

There’s some play on the light with our cumquat tree against the house. I like watching the changing shadows as the day progresses.

July 19, 2012 – Fawkner Park

In Fawkner Park the grass is vibrant and the trees are winter-bare perfection.

July 15, 2012 – Playing on a sculpture

The Heide Museum of Modern Art is somewhere I’d been harbouring a secret desire to visit. We didn’t get the full day there (Amelia tends to slow us up) but what we did see was awesome, and it deserves multiple viewings. I loved the Ken Whisson: As If exhibition that we were lucky to catch on its final day.

The museum is set on six-hectares with a fantastic sculpture garden. I snapped this pic of of children playing on Inge King’s “Rings of Saturn” (2005-6).

July 5, 2012 – Stripped bare

A cold winters day – soup, snuggles and slippers kinda day – but we were out and about. I looked up and saw this tree, completely bare, dormant and just waiting for some warm weather to come along so it can drop its seeds and sprout new growth.