What’s happening in our neck of the woods and in other necks not so woody

 

Winner – Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC) Members’ Art Prize for photography

Winner – Bellingen Community Arts Council (BCAC) Members’ Art Prize for photography For the second year running I was fortunate to win, this time with a very different photograph. It was taken on my way to the Botanic Gardens to take images of nature, my usual preoccupation. This is hardly street photography, the subject is […]

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Out in granite country

I stand over the trickle of water and my imagination fails to see how such liquid material gouged out this epic gorge.

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Act for Birds ~ BirdLife Australia new report

This weekend BirdLife Northern NSW are having a campout at Urunga . . .

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Celebrating World Poetry Day

A writer has to use the imagination and can invent realities. Coleridge had never been to sea, had only ever once crossed the Bristol Channel on the ferry to Chepstow.

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Protocols of light and water, March 17

When a sky sinks to float in the shallows
earth forgets the vibration of colour
and returns to some original state,
some kind of damp cloudy subtraction . . .

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Don’t feed the birds

Garden bird feeders are contributing to the spread of serious diseases among wild birds, scientists have warned, causing previously rare illnesses to become epidemics in some populations.

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The weight of availability poem and images from March 4

Back home viewing my handiwork with a casual flourish of the mouse, nine Black Swans appear flying south.

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Poets speak up to Adani – free e-book

The eastern horizon is still dark; the city to the north is alight in a complex transfer of power.
200 million years ago our star powered swamps whose plants and trees bequeathed their
remains, accumulating layers as peat.

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An ecological garden

Robert Pogue Harrison wrote in Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition: ‘For millennia and throughout world cultures, our predecessors conceived of human happiness in its perfected state as a garden existence.’ Now with biodiversity declining at an alarming rate, we need gardens for wildlife, not for our enjoyment, though the two go together.

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World Wildlife Day, Saturday 3rd of March

World Wildlife Day, Saturday 3rd of March ‘This is a global celebration of all the wonderful wild animals and plants found on Earth. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the dangers that threaten the survival of many animals around the world.’ Source  I know – there are too many national or […]

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