Adelaide, Autumn and the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

Red Leaves in the Sunset

As any South Australian pedant (is that a tautology?) will know, Mount Lofty isn’t South Australia’s highest mountain. That honour, as said pedant/s would confirm, goes to the 1435 metre high Mount Woodroffe in South Australia’s far north up near the Northern Territory border. But Mount Woodroffe is a long way (and not visible) from state capital Adelaide, so Mount

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12 HOT Aussie Sunsets … and a Sunrise!

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

2014 was a big year. My book “Aussie Loos with Views!” was published. We saw the first Long-billed Dowitcher ever recorded in Australia. And my blog got a facelift. All while enjoying the attractions of FIVE Australian states – some for the first time. Yep, it was a BIG year!! So why is it that when I review my photos of

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P is for Patriotic: 26 Reasons to ROCK Australia Day!

Outback near Blinman, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

As this FAAAABULOUS January 26 gets under way, the ozone layer prepares itself for a high carbon emission onslaught and the planet’s remaining trees breathe a sigh of relief. It’s Australia Day and almost compulsory to have a barbecue and PROVE your Aussie pride with Aussie flags on every conceivable product from toothpicks to tablecloths; serviettes to stubby holders; picnic

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TOP Aussie Birding Spot #1 – Somewhere in the Adelaide Hills …

The Secret Lake in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia

I slowly climbed the hill through the knee high dry grass, each step raising a cloud of dust. Every stick looked like a snake. But that was better than the other way around. The heavy breathing behind me increased. The horse that owned the paddock was getting tetchy. I wondered what he’d do when he found out the camera bag

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The Jewel in the Toe – Innes National Park, South Australia

Pondalowie Bay from West Cape Lighthouse

Visit Innes National Park on a fine day and if you don’t end up with a photo that looks almost exactly like the one above, you’re just not trying! But joining the ‘Entrance to Innes National Park’ photo club isn’t the only reason to visit this smallish 9400+ hectare National Park around 300 km from Adelaide on the toe of

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5 Grampians Wildflower HOT Spots!

Tinsel Lilies, Grampians

In spring, the distinctive landscapes of Victoria’s Grampians National Park – where vista after staggering vista stretches out in an almost endless 360° scenic panorama – become an irritating distraction from its main attraction! Because springtime is double the fun in the Grampians when every magnificent view comes with a bonus extra – a unique display of wildflowers especially formulated

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Australian Watercolours made EASY!

There are only a few small obstacles standing between me and international superstardom as a painter. Things like talent, aptitude and skill. Patience. Vision. Technique and vision. Ability and patience. Artistic temperament, creativity and patience. And a pathological inability to starve in a garret. Or starve anywhere … So I got all excited when I saw how this reflection of trees in

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