An Eastern Great Egret comes ashore between a tree revered by the local Aboriginals and a large branch chainsawed by a camper looking for firewood. Unfortunately, witnesses could not alert him in time to stop the sacrilege.
Yellow-billed spoonbills, busy bottom feeders at Pilliga Bore, northern New South Wales. Sony NEX-6, 55-300mm
2014 marked a milestone or two … May 1 was the fifth anniversary of my life on the road, a journey that has delivered many highlights and a few major frustrations, and helped me embrace a simpler lifestyle. On May 8 I turned 70, celebrating a longer journey full of adventure and chaos. It was … Continue reading A new chapter
Camped at New Norfolk, Tasmania, last summer I was surrounded by backpacking fruit-pickers in their tents and whizbangs (Kombi-type vehicles with very noisy sliding doors). They’d be off early each morning and arrive back exhausted about mid- to late-afternoon. An hour or two of online activity, a quick meal, and off to bed they’d go. … Continue reading Amazonian headhunters and musical mayhem
For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. At … Continue reading For the want of a nail …