Friday, April 25, 2008

Have we forgotten?

War Memorial, Brisbane City

Today is ANZAC Day. A day supposed to be shared in memoriam for all fallen soldiers.
Unfortunately, a lot of people miss the point. 8,000 people turned up to the Dawn Service.
As I stood attempting to listen to the prayers, people behind me constantly chatting, mobile phones were going off (at 4am!) and I was seriously tempted to thump the person next to me noisily munching away on a packet of chips.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Rez (City Living)

The Residences
Adelaide Street, City

Street view
(the entrance to the Residences is where the person in the photo is situated)

Friday, April 18, 2008

All yours, Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka yai yah....

Buckinghamia celsissima - Ivory Curl Tree

Before you cry out, hey! that's a grevillea! and I admit, it's a very close call, take a closer look at the leaves and stamen. The seed pods will be brown, capsular and papery too. Closely related alright but this rainforest tree is a regular site all around Brisbane and a fine accompaniment to the Bottlebrush I would think.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Domestic Goddess

I was making coffee when I spied her from the corner of my eye. She sits above a drying box in the kitchen next to the spice rack and the candle is lit whenever it comes to mind "usually when I am cooking chevat" my friend says.

goddess in context
Bracken Ridge
(suburb of Brisbane)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big Hit

One of many reasons why I carry my camera on me at all times. This anvil emerged like a leviathan from beneath the sea with a speed that took my breath away.

Newmarket Road, Newmarket

Monday, April 14, 2008

An evening on the green.

I'm not sure where the last few weeks have gone - 1st April feels like yesterday. Literally. In the spirit of tardiness, I offer more than one picture for today's posting.

As I roved out this evening down along the bank.

A creek - part of the northside green belt Stafford

Under a sky cut from blue banded agate.

I set forth and observed the traffic.

Northside green belt bike and run path
Stafford into Alderley

Found beautiful flowers that others might think weeds.

northside green belt, Stafford

And an ambush waiting to happen.

Orb Spider waiting in a peri-peri tree
(beneath this web she dangles a leaf in the hope of attracting quarry)
northside green belt, Enoggera
While the quarry looked on.

Fly considers dangling leaf
northside green belt, Enoggera

Before I turned to gaze at more wonderous weeds,

even magic ones..
It's actually a toadstool, folks ;)

and took the short way home.

Treacherous rocks
northside green belt

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Waiting for my ship to come in...

Quayside at midnight
South Bank, Brisbane
(the CBD is on the other side of the river)