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Exploring one of the last lagoons on the coast…

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Getting out for an exploration at my favourite time of the day, twilight – is one of those true pleasures, and often one bumped for all the million other things that need to be attended to.  So today after school, we headed nature-side and explored the coastal wetlands at Aldinga, Sellicks Beach – the Aldinga […]

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She finds her answer in the woods. It’s always the woods.

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Ah Switzerland…you have me now forever. I’m besotted with your cool alpine forests as a retreat from the sweltering heat of a European heatwave. Will you whisper me your stories? After I posed this question above, I decided to find who had written poetry about this specific area of Switzerland. We’re staying in Lauterbrunnan Valley and I just […]

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Where the forest murmurs – Kuitpo #WorldEnvironmentDay

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A little exploration into the woods today.  We saw no one, and sat still listening to the quirky cadence of frog call. I sometimes wonder if southern hemisphere frogs have more exuberance in their song, they wait at times, so very very long for rain, that you can easily imagine they might undertake weeks of […]

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Farsight from the campsite

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29th May 1999 – Isle of Skye, Scotland I’m sitting by the shores of where the Atlantic Ocean is hugged into an embrace by the land to create Loch Brittle, listening as the waves lull to and from the shore and sea-birds call out across the sand. The sound, the sand, the sea, the wind: […]

Weird science

Transit of Venus

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I had an errand in the city today which provided the perfect opportunity to hang out at the Astronomical Society of South Australia’s public viewing for the Transit of Venus. 4.5 year old seemed to be slightly disappointed with the actual view through her solar glasses (it’s hard to match reality with imagination) but after […]

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A visit to Bag End

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Fionna and I went to Bag End, Middle Earth this morning and popped in for some honey cake at Frodo’s house. This has to be my favourite photograph ever.

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The boat: it floats!

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The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future? Jules Verne – 20000 Leagues under the Sea Our thoughts […]