Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 30, 2014 … nature at its best, close to the city

At home again and Queensland is rapidly receding into memory. Of course, photographs are a wonderful aid to memory, and yesterday I made a lot of images. We went to Coochiemudlo Island at the Southern end of Moreton Bay. It … Continue reading

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August 29, 2014 … a close encounter of the marsupial kind

Our time in Brisbane is almost at an end. Yesterday afternoon, I went with David to collect Isaac from school. I liked the textures of the tall bamboo growing near the classrooms, though I have the idea that they are … Continue reading

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August 28, 2014 … weather or not

Brisbane is every bit as fickle as Wellington. We caught the train to the city and walked across the Kurilpa Bridge to Southbank. The view down the river was just splendid. After a bit of a wander we found a … Continue reading

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August 27, 2014 … chance encounters of the hopping kind

Various opportunities arose yesterday. David was at work, and Mary was doing some stuff fr the family,and I had the use of a car, so I went back to the Tinchi Tamba wetlands near Bald Hills. Like many of the … Continue reading

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August 26, 2014 … hidden treasures in the wetlands

Better weather than expected gave some nice opportunities. Isaac was starting at a new school, so there was a bit of juggling around that. While I waited for David to return, I turned my camera on a very delicate web … Continue reading

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August 25, 2014 … into the city centre

Yesterday was about visiting extended family. We got a lift with our son to the general area, then walked along the riverbank walkway to visit Mary’s brother and his wife at Auchenflower. The views of the city from the riverbank … Continue reading

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August 24, 2014 … candles and feathers

One of the major reasons for our visit was our grandson’s birthday. Isaac was seven yesterday, and like most boys of his age in the developed world, he was excited about it. He woke early in the morning, waited patiently … Continue reading

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August 23, 2014 … wet feathers and a bouncing surprise

It turns out that our stay in Australia will be a wet one. For the most part that’s no big problem, but I would have liked a dry spell yesterday for our visit to Lamington National Park near the border … Continue reading

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August 22, 2014 … slipping the surly bonds of Earth*

Yesterday started impossibly early. My belief is that there is no such time as 2:30 am, yet my alarm clock woke me then. An hour later we were on our way to the airport to check in for our trip … Continue reading

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August 21, 2014 … a major fumble

I got some shots I rather liked yesterday. Unfortunately, they are on a disk drive in Wellington, and I am in Brisbane with no way to connect to them. I have just given myself a reason to make more intelligent … Continue reading

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