Flower Art – Tropical Milkweed

Tropical Milkweed flowers Continue reading


Flower Art – Thistle

Fluffy thistle flowers. Continue reading

Flower Art – Rhododendron

Delicate rhododendron flowers. Continue reading

Flower Art – Frangipani

Lusciously coloured & fragrant tropical frangipani flowers. Continue reading

Bushnut Art – Eucalypt

Bush nuts & gum leaves art. Continue reading

Flower Art – Protea

A beautiful protea flower in Wollemi National Park. Originally native to South Africa, but now widely spread across the Southern Hemisphere. They are part of the Proteaceae family, an ancient group of flowers, and closely related to the indigenous Australian waratah and banksia, and even the macademia nut. All come with huge Continue reading

The opal fields of Lightning Ridge – The mesmerizing draw of luminous stone

I’ve been drawn to Australia for a long, long time. I got a Working Holiday visum just within the window of opportunity, and I explored the country for many months. Ever since, I’ve suffered from the ‘boomerang syndrome’. Once you’ve Continue reading

Aurora Solaris – The sunset version of northern lights

At the end of 2012 I ventured off on a walkabout through the Australian bush, chasing the solar eclipse, black opals and the Wollemi pine. The landscapes of Australia are truly Continue reading

The Hazards – Scrambling up to prehistorical views

At just over 450 metres, Mount Amos isn’t really that high, but its inclination gets rather steep & challenging. You’ll have to scramble your way up (and down again!) over several huge granite boulders on the upper parts to reach the top. My trusty Wilderness Coffee flask suffered Continue reading

Hinchinbrook Island – Unspoiled tropical wilderness

There are certain islands that immediately attracted me upon first sight, either on a picture or by actually seeing their intriguing shapes on the horizon. One of those is Hinchinbrook Island, just off the coast of North Queensland, Australia. Rugged mountains covered in lush jungle vegetation, broad sweeping beaches and meandering estuaries. Unspoiled wilderness that can only Continue reading