Category: Bush Walking

Photos and Events from my passion!

Welcome to Spring Semester, students in: Oz Lit, Twentieth Century & Visionary Blake

l am very much looking forward to working with you all in these three fabulous units. Oz Lit (otherwise known as Australian Literature) will take us on an amazing tour of the creativity produced in this, our, country over the past 200 years and more… Twentieth Century will engage us with the literature from around…

Budjwa Bay: Muoagamarra Nature Reserve Near Cowan, NSW- Early Sunday Morning Walk

The image at the top of this site is Budjwa Bay as it manifested itself on this cold, wet winter morning. But the stillness, the freshness was deafening, except for the multi-coloured calls of the Lyre Birds from across the water. Here is a place to sit and absorb the quiet round about and hear the quiet inside. What…

Winter is upon us! But the Bush is still a fabulous place to enter…

Made it to the top of the ridge above Galston, early on Saturday morning. The air was fresh and there were beautifully icy mists swirling up from the Gorge to the valley tops (click on all images to get stunning resolutions):  On the ridge tops there was an amazing array of winter flowering plant life:…

Sunday Morning Bush Bash

Made it this morning to the best spot overlooking the Hawkesbury Sandstone Plateau- just before dawn: Lot’s of autumnal wildflowers out, most spectacular this Banksia Collina, abundant all along the ridge tops: And the moist autumnal weather brings out a profusion of spider webs: Near the end of the walk ( around a 12 Km…

Easter Sunday Bush Walk to Jerusalem Bay

Blessed with the sunshine on this Easter Sunday, we went down to Jerusalem Bay through the magnificent changing landscape of a hanging swamp full of flowering tee trees, through the wet sclerophyll with pink croweas and nearly flowering darwinias. Then the track descends through rain forest with high Turpentine and coachwood trees. Reaching the “nose”…

Nineteenth Century (Romanticism and Victorianism) Week 1

William Blake’s “The Garden of Love” and William Wordsworth’s two poems “Expostulation and Reply” and “The Tables Turned” provided a real gateway into some of the central insights of the Romantic Movement: their disaffection with mere book learning, with conventional morality and their belief in the power of nature and the resources of childhood to vanquish the…

Autumn Semester 2015

Hi All, I am looking forward very much to working with you in all of the following units: Nineteenth Century Literature (ENGL200); Shakespeare & The Renaissance (ENGL210); Introduction to Literature (Clemente- Mission Australia Students, ENGL104); Learning in the Community (HUMA247)and (ARTS232). This is the space where I will be posting my weekly reflections on our…