Winter Outings – Pirianda Gardens

Located on Hacketts Road, Olinda is the quiet and unassuming Pirianda Gardens. We have not visited this site before and had not even heard of it, even though we must have driven past this road 100s of times before. It is right near the RJ Hamer Arboretum, which is the easy way in on this dirt track.…

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Winter Outings – William Rickets Sancturay

We recently visited William Ricketts Sanctuary in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. We have not been for nearly three years, and it’s quite astounding how much my photography has improved since our last visit, check out my post from way back then. I seemed to capture fairly similar images, it is not an overly large place and…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 19

Our trip over on the ferry was mostly calm, I was violently woken about Midnight by being thrown against the wall in my bunk, it was quite turbulent until about 3am, poor Moth did not fare much better on this trip than last and got little sleep. We were woken at 5:45am by the onboard…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 18

Our last day in Tassie, so we had a big sleep in (of course – we had been on the go for weeks, it was catching up with us), we then drove down the coast to Coles Beach (as opposed to Coles Bay – very different, and a little confusing with names so similar). We…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 17

We woke early and visited Cataract Gorge, just after sunrise (No real fabulous sunrise to shoot, too many clouds), we photographed the reflections in the lake, walked the tracks and wandered past cascades and the Suspension Bridge –  a little scary when someone jogged across and made it swing! Had me hanging on for dear life,…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 16

It was early morning once we got a little away from Launceston, there was lots of mist and fog; eerie to say the least the world had disappeared. We met everyone (from my Artists Group) at historic Brickendon Estate Farm. This is a World Heritage Listed Colonial Farm Village and so much fun for the likes…

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Regular Random – Two Feathered Friends

Got something a little different, but so sweet for this week’s Regular Random. While in Launceston (Tasmania) the other week we were visiting Batman Bridge (No not Batman as in Gotham) we found these two feathered friends. Such an unlikely pair, a chicken and a Peacock (I assume he is a juvenile as he doesn’t…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 15

My Awake Artistry Group all met up again in town and settled everyone into this or that car before heading off to Lilydale, stopping first for coffee (and cake for some) and then morning tea at Lilydale Falls picnic area. We then made the hike up to the falls, I am either getting fitter or…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 14

Two weeks into this trip we finally got to the main reason WHY we were here in the first place, the now yearly get together for my Awake Artistry group in Australia and New Zealand. We all met in a cafe in Launceston at 9am, for a coffee and a catch-up, with new and old…

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Our Tasmanian Adventure – Day 13

The day dawned sunny and pleasant and we decided at the last minute to make another try for Cradle Mountain. It was only two hours away, it was warm and sunny, until we again got over Mount Roland, by the time we got to the car park, the clouds had closed in again. This time…

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