Flowering Basil

Basil Flower

I recently photographed this beautiful flowering Basil in my back yard.

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A Flower in My Garden

Any idea what flower this is?

Red Flower

Unidentified flower

This flower was photographed late this afternoon in my front garden, if budding botanist can identify it, common name is sufficient, please leave a comment.

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Swanning around Lake Ginninderra


This photo was taken on the shores or our local lake this afternoon. The reflections are just astounding.

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Those were the days


This photograph of was actually taken from my cell phone.  It highlights some of the great effects available just on your phone.

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Reflections of Beauty II

This image was captured today on a visit to Uriara Crossing, on the Murrumbidgee River.

Water Skimmers on the Murrumbidgee River

Water Skimmers on the Murrumbidgee River

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Reflections of Beauty


This morning I found the glint of light reflecting on  beads of water on my freshly painted deck just beautiful.

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Meeting with Bill Gammage

What a privilege it is to have met such a gentle and knowledgeable man

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On Monday, Martin Drury and I were very privileged to spend some time with acclaimed researcher and writer Bill Gammage.

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We had a great time discussing his book The Biggest Estate on Earth. The book documents early European impressions of Australia, proving that there were existing sophisticated land management systems in place. The Allen & Unwin website states about the book:

Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people.

Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised.

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