Moss and Orchids: Five Photographs


While our rainfall is low this year, there have been enough showers to keep the moss green and the orchids emerging.  While I am out photographing Helmet Orchids, Nodding Greenhoods, Blunt Greenhoods  and other tiny plants, I am repeatedly struck by the beauty of some of the moss we have growing here.  It’s deep and … Continue reading Moss and Orchids: Five Photographs

Mind Shifting Moments 2: Art


Photography has always called me, but until we moved here, I really had no time to learn any photographic skills.  I would simply take snapshots, usually of family, friends and pets. The first photographs I took on this property were snapshots too.  A quick, unthinking capture of  a bird or plant for identification.  Sometimes I … Continue reading Mind Shifting Moments 2: Art

A Gallery of Wet Bark


This post is inspired by Jan in England, who likes to use the Australian bush colours for weaving projects.  We’ve had quite a bit of rain recently, which really brings out the colour of fallen pieces of bark.  The moss, plants and leaf litter add more texture and colour into the mix.  If you’re a … Continue reading A Gallery of Wet Bark

Light and Shade


The texture and colour of bark continues to fascinate me. Often the colour of the bark on a single tree can change, depending on the time of day, whether it is sunny or shady, and how intense the light is on a particular day.  I love the contrast in colour and texture in this shot, … Continue reading Light and Shade

Lingering Moments


It is almost a year since we moved here.  As I look back over the photos, I notice a number which were intended for posts, that never quite made it to the blog, so here they are.  Each one  lingering as a moment I remember clearly. They all resonate with me enough to share with … Continue reading Lingering Moments

A Bark Weaving Experiement


Two recent visitors have wondered aloud about weaving bark, and how it might be possible to retain the wet colour of the bark.  This also interests me, so I thought I would give it a try while looking after our granddaughter.   We collected some bark which was close to the house, soaked it in water … Continue reading A Bark Weaving Experiement