Travel & Photography

21st Century Garden, Geelong

December 5, 2009
Geelong Botanic Gardens

Over ten years of drought has made a beautiful, thriving home garden a challenge too great for many Australians. It’s a challenge the people at Geelong Botanic Gardens have accepted head on. They have come to a compromise with Mother Nature and created the 21st Century Garden. The 21st Century Garden was opened in 2002 [...]

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Winter Grasses

October 23, 2009

Sometimes in winter it’s tough for me to find things to photograph.  I get stuck in a rut, thinking that everything is dank and gloomy.  Especially around home, where I normally photography the gardens, animals, lovely sunrises and flowers. Sometimes the interesting stuff isn’t necessarily the brightest or prettiest though. These grasses shoot up each [...]

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Big Banana, Coffs Harbour

October 8, 2009
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Image by sixty4coupe One of the attractions that was on our must do list on our recent holiday to the Coffs Coast was The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour.  I can remember as a child listening with awe to stories of visits to this famous landmark. I tried to convince Mum and Dad on an [...]

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Road Trip Tips

October 7, 2009
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Our recent road trip up to the Coffs Coast involved nearly 3,000 km (about 1,860 miles) of driving.  That doesn’t include sightseeing once we got there.  All in all we spent a good 2 1/2 days in the car each way.  I knew the road trip would be tough on the kids.  We have a [...]

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Weekend Reading

August 22, 2009
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This weekend we’re off on a roadtrip. Not too long this time; only a couple of hours each way, down to my folks in Western Victoria. The kids are well used to this trip and have planned what they want to take to make the journey pass more quickly – iPods, drink bottles, a toy [...]

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The World is an Amazing Place

August 19, 2009
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Since I began walking around with my camera, I’ve been noticing much more of what’s around me. Stopping and smelling (or photographing) the roses I guess. I notice clouds They seem to be much more varied and often more dramatic than I ever remember.  Surely it can’t be because of global warming.  I’m just paying [...]

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