A New Discovery

As a keen gardener a visit to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens always gives me great pleasure, regardless of the season . The gardens were established in 1818 and are Australia’s second oldest Botanic Gardens and is a  nationally significant site recognised for it’s cultural landscape and heritage values. The rotunda provides a great vantage point to absorb the beautiful,…
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Playing Tourist

I have just returned home after a few days playing tourist and exploring  parts of our island that I hadn’t visited for many years. The first stop was the Tasman Peninsula with its spectacular coastal scenery. The Port Arthur Historic Site is at the southern end of the Tasman Peninsula. Port Arthur was a former convict settlement from 1833 to…
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Black and White in a Winter Garden

Today I had planned a different location for photos but I got an urgent call to come into work at short notice so my Winter garden became a backdrop for some quick shots. I was so pleased this week to see the first daffodils , this coincided with the coldest weather our state had experienced for many years. Raffy, my…
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A Hat Fit For A Queen Among The Wattles

Golden Wattle (Acacia Pycnantha) is native to South Eastern Australia . The flowering season is from late July into August when the tree is covered with bracts of golden blooms . I always eagerly anticipate the arrival of the flowering wattles , they herald the start of longer days in the final weeks of Winter. The gold of the wattle…
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Black and Graffiti

On a cold and blustery morning we ventured to this area , the local skate park, situated at the back of the flood levee , now partially covered with graffiti or street art depending on your point of view.  For many years the local council removed any artwork that appeared on this wall but in recent times their attitude has…
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