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getting a bit lost

January 7, 2014

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Monday. We found ourselves needing to stretch our legs and get the kids away from screens after many hot days camped in a darkened lounge room watching the fifth Ashes cricket test (England versus Australia). We decided to go for a drive on a four-wheel drive track about forty minutes from home. And possibly do a […]

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walking with charles

January 10, 2013

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Charles Darwin strolled this way in 1836. We did the walk in July. It was a chilly 4 degrees celsius. Into the pine forest (introduced species)… Over the creek… Into the hanging swamp… Can you see the house above the hanging swamp? It wasn’t there when Charles walked by. By the standing stone… Behold the grey gums against a […]

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venturing into places where women should not go

August 4, 2012

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I take my three boys into the bush in the mountains where we live. We call it Sunday Stroll. I deliberately go slow and encourage them to slow down and see everything. On this day in July, we  decided to stay closer to home and drove into the National Park and along ten kilometres of good dirt […]

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winter skies

June 11, 2012

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When Earth’s last picture is painted And the tubes are twisted and dried When the oldest colors have faded And the youngest critic has died   We shall rest, and faith, we shall need it Lie down for an aeon or two ‘ Till the Master of all good workmen Shall put us to work […]

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river in flood

April 15, 2012

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The Nepean River with more water in it than we have seen for sixteen years – the flood gates at Warragamba Dam were released and the water flows into the Nepean river. Six years ago, Warragamba Dam, Sydney’s water supply, was at 20% capacity. Late in February this year it was at 82% capacity. In early March […]

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old bridge

April 15, 2012

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Mainland Australia’s oldest bridge, the bricks were handmade by convicts. The oldest bridge in Australia is in Tasmania.

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a place where fairies play

April 4, 2012

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