• Thermal and Not So Thermal


    Here I am wrapped up in my cloaks, cold itself.Well, no. I'd got out on my bicycle today to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in a sudden and unexpected blaze of... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Bunny and the Quinces

    Bunny Quinces

    This little bunny was out on a trip to Buninyong, south-east of Ballarat. Above, he was captivated by the Anglican church.And shortly after, by this former... Read more

    Posted on 28 May 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Dark into Light

    Dark into Light

    These are shots of taken from around Ballarat and from within my home, also in Ballarat. They're pertinent here, I'm feel, because they point to an aesthetic... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Ambling to Lambley

    Ambling Lambley

    I hope I do justice here to the finest and most beautifully laid-out plantsman's nursery I've ever been to.Hidden in a quiet, elegant, olde world stretch of... Read more

    Posted on 08 March 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Cycling


    I see boys whizzing by on their bikes, fed with the fresh country air. There's insufficient traffic to impede them.Here, whatever may be thought, it's quiet. I... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • Eureka!


    I'm seeing my transition to Wendouree in Ballarat in the light of Derek Jarman's to Dungeness, less distinctive as the experience and outcome might be... Read more

    Posted on 29 January 2015 GARDENING, HOME
  • There's No Gardening Today...

    There's Gardening Today...

    In an attempt to retain whatever readers may still be visiting, and to say hello to are some shots of my Christmas, a non-gardening day. May your... Read more

    Posted on 25 December 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Big Bad Bunyip


    As far as I perceive, entities such as the Bunyip that were said to inhabit the Aboriginal landscape of Australia do so still, though we've dismissed them as... Read more

    Posted on 08 November 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Not Gardening, Writing

    Gardening, Writing

    To anyone interested, I just want to let you know about a new blog I have, for my writing. It's not actually a matter of choosing either gardening or writing... Read more

    Posted on 11 October 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Dullville


    It's occurred to me that despite a stated claim, I only infrequently include pictures of my own garden. One of the reasons - and there are perfectly innocent... Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Winterflower


    My apprentice enjoyed some upholstery after a day of digging in the keen, if overcast air of Ballarat.I, too, got down to alot of digging... Read more

    Posted on 20 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Signing Up


    It looks like I'm going to be doing volunteer work now, for a major heritage organisation.Having been intermittently unemployed over the last several years, I'v... Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Simply


    This garden isn't a showpiece. And I am only the tenant.I was going to write about The Art of Gardening, using my formerly lumpen, now shapely compost heap of a... Read more

    Posted on 05 September 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • What We All Need: a Flag and a Staff

    What Need: Flag Staff

    There is in Melbourne, a comparatively new city, a sense of ongoing expansion. It would be a graceless expansion if that expansion obliterated the existing... Read more

    Posted on 15 August 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Hortinterior


    fruits and circles, binding tiesthe shock of encounterways of approachvalue, merit and giftresponse and repletiondestiny captured; sustenancea new view Read more

    Posted on 31 July 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • An Other Self

    Other Self

    In our life, alot of it's unknown to others.Here for only a brief interlude, I dragged my friend from Den Haag to Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, where we di... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Scene Through a Window

    Scene Through Window

    Most of these photos come from the inside of a train window as I traversed Melbourne today.It's not infrequently said that train travel quietens the mind and... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • Cabbage and King, Horticulturalists

    Cabbage King, Horticulturalists

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    Posted on 20 June 2014 GARDENING, HOME
  • The Parliament, the Princess and the Pedestrian

    Parliament, Princess Pedestrian

    You can live in a city all your life, as I've done in Melbourne, and be familiar only with parts of it. Parts such as the eastern, Parliamentary end of the... Read more

    Posted on 10 May 2014
  • Dragonfly Arise

    Dragonfly Arise

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    Posted on 02 May 2014