For the second year in a row we camped at Beechworth over the Easter long weekend. Freezing nights were offset by glorious autumnal foliage, surprising local fauna, the Easter festival … Continue reading
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Trifles light as air
On 1 February 1858 the Australasian balloon, piloted by Joseph Dean, made the first recorded crewed balloon flight in Australia. Large crowds witnessed the event from vantage points on Yarra … Continue reading
Hole in the sky
Watching the sky in the evening is like watching the sea — every sunset is extraordinary in its own way.
Flights of fancy
Cloud spotting I came across this curious bird one evening, or was it …
March and April are a balloon spotter’s paradise. At this time of the year I am often drawn outside at breakfast by the whoosh of the burner. Then it’s silent, and the … Continue reading
The prettiest parlour
Cleaning up around the trampoline in the back yard the other week, found myself eyeballing this beautiful spider (Nephila edulis). The surprisingly strong yellow web was strung between the trampoline … Continue reading