sand stone streams

04/05 june 2010 – the rain kept falling all day friday and I hopped a bus out to bondi to have tea and conversation with dharma buddy rob – but, for the first time in weeks, saturday morning was clear sky and wintry cool – so made a dash up to origma sanctuary . . . → Read More: sand stone streams

17th biennale of sydney at cockatoo island

saturday, 29 may 2010 – it’s been raining for the past couple of weeks here in sydney, so on a decidedly bleak overcast morning, decided to take the ferry out to cockatoo island in the harbour to have a wander around the temporary colony of contemporary art projects…

the island is an . . . → Read More: 17th biennale of sydney at cockatoo island

brisbane wanderings – botanic gardens

flew up to brisbane for a few days to visit family at the end of the year and went for a couple of excursions – to the brisbane botanic gardens at mt coot-tha, and to the 6th asia pacific triennial at the queensland gallery of modern art…

hi-res version of panorama is here

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weekend wandering – lotus pond

an overcast sunday morning – time for a visit to the pond of sacred lotus (nelumbo nucifera) at the sydney botanic gardens…

hi-res version of panorama is here

here’s a view of the pond six months ago, during winter dormancy…

and here, the remarkable annual transformation to prolific growth and flowering…

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weekend wandering – illawarra flame tree

near breenspace in waterloo is a small park (greenspace ?) featuring a row of mature illawarra flame trees (brachychiton acerifolius)…

the trees act as screening plants for the recently completed medium density housing complex behind…

this tree has luminous green foliage and bright scarlet umbrels of flowers through summer – a visually arresting . . . → Read More: weekend wandering – illawarra flame tree