poppies in norway against a rock wall
blogging, Environment

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers

Keukenhof is spectacular in bloom, Toowoomba is stunning during the Carnival of Flowers, as is Japan in Cherry Blossom season, but right now I'm thinking of Wildflowers, especially those that grow in the most unlikely or unusual places. Street light pop up in Helsinki Growing beside a bridge footing in Norway To say, I was… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers

Early morning sunrise photography
Environment

Solar Energy in Australia

When visiting Germany in 2010, I was staggered to see solar panels on so many roofs and farms across the country, especially in the rural areas. It put my own country, Australia, to shame. Why? With plenty of strong sunlight year-round, Australia would presumably be at the forefront of engaging with solar technology early on,… Continue reading Solar Energy in Australia

Environment, History & Traditions, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek ProverbGoodreads.com The Chinese sages also appreciated their value: Let us not forget the importance of creating nature; fostering and nurturing Mother Earth. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

Australia, Environment, History & Traditions

April Fool Ghost

"So I woke up and my beautiful Schnauzer pup is laying on the back patio covered in dirt with a rabbit in his mouth. The rabbit's not bloody, just dirty. My neighbor's kids raise blue ribbon rabbits. I instantly knew it was one of theirs. 😢 I took the rabbit away from my dog, rushed… Continue reading April Fool Ghost

kangaroo
Australia, Environment

Kangaroos Hopping Down the Street

I never thought I'd be confirming an urban myth - that kangaroos hop down Australian streets. Australia's a first world country, (with a few exceptions), with over 22 million occupants, clustered in a few sprawling metropolises hugging the east coast. Noone still believes kangaroos hop along our city streets, do they? It seems I was… Continue reading Kangaroos Hopping Down the Street

flooding
Australia, Environment

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Flooded creek near where I used to live. It is normally a tiny stream which often runs dry. For several years, Australia has languished under extreme drought and water was severely rationed; last year we experienced bushfires on an epic scale that decimated the countryside. A year later, extreme rainfall and flooding on a Noah's… Continue reading It’s Raining, It’s Pouring