Tag Archives: Australia

Turtle research on Raine Island

I have a layperson’s interest in environmental sciences, and visiting the Great Barrier Reef has made me interested in finding out more about its ecosystems. This link gives you an overview of some of the research being carried out on Raine Island, … Continue reading

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Ahh, the warmth of Port Douglas…and the Great Barrier Reef

Melbourne is chilly this time of the year (although, as I write this the sun is shining and I am contemplating turning the heater off). So, like many Melbournians, we set off to Port Douglas to find some sun. Actually, the … Continue reading

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It’s surprising what lives there…..

Even though I have travelled up to Menindee for five years now I am always surprised by the diversity in the environment. As I have said a few times, you look out the car window and see a flat, dry, uninteresting … Continue reading

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Home again (sigh)

It really seems like just the other day that I was telling you that I was off to do an Artist in Residency Programme at Mountain Seas Resort on Flinders Island. Here I am, home again. As to be expected, … Continue reading

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Off to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition — a walk through Melbourne

Two years ago, when I was new to the blogging world, I published this post about going to the Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition. I am going to republish it, because I like it! Also, last week I went along much the … Continue reading

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The Ridge Top Tour at Arkaroola

Whenever I told people who had been up to way that we were heading up to Arkaroola they all said the same thing –“Don’t miss the Ridge Top Tour”. Having done it, I am now one of those who will … Continue reading

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Arkaroola

The Fella and I left Menindee, stocked up at the supermarket in Broken Hill, and headed into South Australia. Our plan was to get up to the northern part of the Flinders Ranges, to a remote area, Arkaroola. We stayed … Continue reading

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On to the next thing

Life has been very busy lately. Not only have I organised my painting for the Exhibition , but I have been organising another exhibition. You will remember that I am a member of a group of botanical artists who, each year, go … Continue reading

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge, from underneath!

I was impressed with the massive structure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This link gives you information about its history. Now come with me as I marvel at the engineering involved with it. This video, newsreel footage from the time, … Continue reading

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Getting up to speed

If you have been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I am involved in a botanic art project, Beckler’s Botanical Bounty. I want to let you know about my painting for this project, about the exhibition … Continue reading

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