National Tree Day – In absentia

It’s a poor replacement for the real thing, but for this year’s National Tree Day I would still like to do something to celebrate trees! For the last two years, Mum and I would be out with other locals planting a corridor of seedlings on National Tree Day. With events officially cancelled this year, I’mContinue reading “National Tree Day – In absentia”

Not morning mist

It’s a rule I’ve lived by for many years: Don’t mess about in extreme weather. But the frequency of extreme weather is increasing. It’s time to identify some coping strategies. If I obeyed my own rule, on the day the heatwave peaked, I shouldn’t have been valiantly trying to start my stubborn car at trafficContinue reading “Not morning mist”

CSIRO Radio Telescope Open Day

I’m old enough to be one of the “We called it the telescope” brigade. It was a little confusing to this little girl because it didn’t look like other telescopes. This weekend, the CSIRO held an open day at their Parkes Radio Telescope. Mum and I headed out as early as we could but stillContinue reading “CSIRO Radio Telescope Open Day”

The unexpected selfie

From time to time, I abandon the viewfinder on the camera, looking instead for the spontaneous and the accidental. It’s very easy on my latest phone camera. During the week, while walking to work, an old and interesting building triggered another session of viewerless photography. I pulled out the phone, reminded myself which button wasContinue reading “The unexpected selfie”

Archibalds

It’s that time again: the yearly trip to The Archibalds on Tour. We were off to see portraits in paint. On the way, I found my attention drawn to architectural features and streetscapes … this in spite of the fact people would be the focus of the exhibition and I wanted to write a blogContinue reading “Archibalds”

Walking Online

I finally built something! This is my Year of Building, it’s only November and I finally built something. There wasn’t much pre-thought. Suddenly, before I could talk myself out of the commitment, I was building a new website about walking tracks in Parkes. It’s called, funnily enough,¬†Walking in Parkes. I did do a little homework firstContinue reading “Walking Online”