Jeannie Baker Circles Loss of Migrating Shorebirds

Jeannie Baker’s ‘Circle’ Exhibition had guests in awe of the detailed 3D close-up canvases of her latest book – ‘Circle’. Numerous literary, art and science enthusiasts were fascinated with the large, original artworks. Curator Dale Arvidsson, of the Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha launched the ‘Circle’ Exhibition at Richard Randall Art Studio, Mt Coot-tha. ‘Circle’ was inspired by the…

Fishing = Family Fun

My 11 and 13-year-old nieces were keen to write and share their family fishing experience. They’re mad keen outdoor girls. As a teacher, I love giving them the opportunity to see their work published. Photos by their Mother.   A family fishing trip is very fun. It’s special when we’re together as a family. We’re all sitting…

Mamu Rainforest – Cloud SkyWalk

If you want an eco-tourism experience and you’re not afraid of heights, then the Mamu Tropical Skywalk will kick-start your heart. The welcoming entrance with its sculptures, greenery, rainforest and extensive carpark has been made to cater for bus loads of nature enthusiasts. After viewing their website and later visiting, I understood why I could almost touch…

Cassowary’s Casual Stroll

One morning, a surprise visitor in the shape of a cassowary took a leisurely stroll across our front lawn. He didn’t appear to be in any hurry. The cassowary walked along the grass, parallel to our timber verandah, until he reached the end — some 30m. He wasn’t concerned about seeing us on the verandah…

Cafe in Australian Bush

How unusual to find this log-style cafe in the middle of farming country. Suffice to say, it is in the middle of nowhere. I love walking into this secluded magnificent timbered building. It welcomes me every time. Its earthy tones, feasting tables and yesteryear artefacts draw me in. As I walk around, I am fascinated. Next I spotted the eclectic collection…

Billy Tea & Damper – Stockman Tradition

If you want an authentic Australian stockman’s tradition, then enjoying Billy Tea and damper with beef stew is the way to go. When we visited Herberton’s Historical Village, it was set up so visitors could experience a stockman’s tucker cooked over an open camp fire. The campfire cook was chopping firewood, boiling water with tea…

Kangaroo

  I had been sitting on my verandah, quietly enjoying a cuppa, while dabbling in my writings.  Out of the silence, came a loud rustling sound. I looked over at our timber bridge.  Then I glanced towards the rainforest and beyond the creek. I noted: no movement, no stirrings, not even the breeze was about. I…