WALKING THE WAY OF WATER AND ROCK

Stepping in red soil country past Minyon’s weathered drop clay-smoothed hands cup a bird’s bath portal iron furrows over silent rail bridge timbers blinks into promised sky where tumbling rush of pebbles recycle the ground and veins pummel a sound like no other, tumbling gems whose scales flash within A shovel-scraped hill gathered grindings from creek’s serpentine edge skeletal […]

River On Fire (Haiku)

Brown river echoes the war birds’ distant thunder, shadows on water. _____ On Saturday afternoon my daughter and I traveled to Brisbane to see Riverfire – the major concluding event of the city’s annual festival. On the way to an early evening fireworks display I reflected on how the WWI Centenary celebrations have flavoured many […]

Brunswick Heads Surf Lifesaving Tower by Full Moon 21-August-2013

These beach observation towers dot the coastline of Australia where volunteer-run surf lifesaving clubs provide water safety training, first aid and holiday/weekend safety assistance to beach-goers. Always swim between the flags!

Beach Walkway to the Full Moon 21-August-2013

Banksia and coastal wattle (acacia longiflora) form a dark foreground vegetation under a full moon. The plastic-covered wire fenced paths reflect the moonlighr. The Southern Pacific Ocean still and calm at the end. There was not even much of a breeze. Not a bad conditions for a late-winter evening beach walk.