High School kids build secret room hidden in plain sight.

Scrunched up against one side of an otherwise open public space near our house is a small dense stand of birch trees. There is a dirt trail running beside it that is heavily trafficked by people like me walking their dogs or, jogging, or taking a shortcut across to the local shopping centre. The trees are also just across the main road from our local … Continue reading High School kids build secret room hidden in plain sight.

Floriade 2019

Kelly and I spent a magnificent spring afternoon strolling around the flowers of Floriade. Floriade is the annual flower festival that has been held in Canberra since 1988. It is now marketed as the largest flower festival in the southern hemisphere attracting over 300,000 visitors to the bush capital. I prefer my flowers wild and unrepentant, and I find Floriade’s cultivated geometrics of tulips and … Continue reading Floriade 2019

The snows of Canberra.

A chilly day in Canberra today. The front moving across fresh from a sellout tour of Antarctica has dumped snow and frigid temperatures right across the south and eastern states of Australia. Some areas have seen snow for the first time in 20 years. And not just a sprinkle, we are talking serious snowman (snow-person?) construction. We are talking make a sled out of anything … Continue reading The snows of Canberra.