Saturday, 31 December 2011

Mid-north coasting

I'm just back from a week staying with my mother near Port Macquarie, on the NSW mid-north coast. We took a couple of drives inland to the Comboyne Plateau, Ellenborough Falls and Walcha.  It's a beautiful part of Australia - rugged mountains with tall eucalypts and leafy tree ferns and valleys of lush farming land.

 Rural mailboxes...near Elands

 St Mark's Anglican Church at Marlee (between Elands and Wingham), built in 1874 and surprisingly still going. 

  Probably time for a new cross though

It's a damp part of the country - where there's timber, there's lichen and moss.


Tiny black ant says hello from Apsley Falls, near Walcha

Along the long and winding road between Wauchope and Walcha.

Next time: Tasmania

Sunday, 18 December 2011


Or a knock-down-and-start-over. Kent Street, Richmond

Saturday, 17 December 2011


Those leaves look a bit like tongues...

Sunday, 11 December 2011


Close up of Christmas star decoration on Flinders Street

Saturday, 10 December 2011


Well, it looked threatening, but nothing happened.

Sunday, 27 November 2011


The Shot Tower, reflected in a Christmas bauble

Friday, 18 November 2011

I painted a plane

Not really. The photo somehow came out with an odd, but quite pleasing,
watercolour effect.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Hangin' out

The steps of the State Library

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

Swing dancing

Street performer on Southgate swinging about on a bendy stick

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Calm before the storm

I made it home before the storm hit this time

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Who can resist an attractive man with a book? Corner Swanston and Little Bourke Streets

Sunday, 6 November 2011


The clouds were quite unusual this morning when I walked into the city.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Rowing in the rain

During yesterday's downpour. I took this while sheltering behind a tree with my umbrella.

Dark and stormy

Walking home last night. I'd already been caught in a downpour by this stage.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Taken while walking home through Birrarung Marr at dusk. I like the mirrored building, but it's a little odd plonked there all by itself

Sunday, 16 October 2011


Off Rathdowne Street, Carlton

 Off Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Near Toorak Station

Cycle Sunday

 Melbourne Bike Share bicycles on Swanston Street

 The final leg of the Herald-Sun Tour in Carlton




Saturday, 15 October 2011

Friday, 14 October 2011

Cleaning windows

Ernst & Young Building on Exhibition Street

Saturday, 8 October 2011


Adorably evil giant babies on parade in the city as part of the Melbourne Festival

Friday, 7 October 2011

Here, gone

 Just as I moved closer to take a better photo...


Sunday, 2 October 2011


Demolition work for a new retail development between Little Bourke and Lonsdale Streets

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Big day

You can just see the lights of the MCG which today played host to the biggest event on the Victorian sporting calendar - the AFL Grand Final.

Monday, 26 September 2011


Eureka Tower with fluffy clouds

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Strange clouds

When we first arrived at Sandringham Beach...
(click to enlarge)

Closer up

After the clouds above cleared, more like them
rolled in over the bay

Then, after we'd left the beach, another lot turned up (stupid powerlines!).
The clouds were a less dramatic example of the clouds in the sixth
photo and others further down in this gallery of weird clouds 
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