Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anzac Day

the end of a beautiful and moving day
the Australian trenches

today is Anzac Day in Australia. I have to admit that until my son and I travelled to Gallipoli in 2008 I hadn't felt much connection to this part of our Australian history. that visit, however, was deeply moving even though at that time I didn't think we had any direct relatives involved with the campaign. Gallipoli is a significant site for Australians and Turks and both countries were involved in a war they didn't want to be in. the loss of life was staggering. to realise that if he had been born in another time my son could have been part of the losses which many Australian mothers endured was very scary. I felt real grief whilst I sat in the Australian cemetery looking out to the Aegean sea - such a beautiful place which has seen such horrible outcomes for so many young men. here are two of my favourite photos from that day when I learnt and felt so much....

Sunday, April 18, 2010

bundles revealed

weathered photo and fabrics

nails peeping out from their bed - wake up!

some beautifully rusted lace

it's a little past the official reveal date but this morning I dug up, cut down, collected and revealed my erosion are a few of the delights found inside. of the four bundles I made and placed in my yard one didn't quite make it. it was the one I buried in earth and I almost couldn't find it, but after a little digging I did find some bits and pieces. most of it though has completely eroded into the earth! I'm going to attempt to put lots of images up on a separate page (when I figure out how to do that) in the near future, but for now here are a few so you can see the changes....some really interesting things happen out there in my yard!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

last favourite

realised this morning that I hadn't posted my last favourite from my book I made...birds! as you would have noticed there have been several birds here on my blog. we have many species of birds here where I live and they visit our garden daily. I love to watch them come and go with their families.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

bluesfest moments - WOW!

gumboots were the order of the day!
dreadlocks in all shapes and sizes
monstrous tents
Blue King Brown
Mama Blue
Music Maker Relief Foundation from New Orleans - keyboard player 83 years old!
I know that's a big scream in the title - but bluesfest was soooo much fun!!! many big WOW moments over five days. lots of great bands, lots of dancing, lots of people watching, lots of gumboots, lots of dreadlocks....puddle jumping, eating great food, listening to many different sounds and styles.....feeling tired but also very energised by everything we listened to. hope you enjoy a few of my photos taken over the five days.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

blues moments ahead...

my son and I are off to Bluesfest near Byron Bay for five days!!! lots of bluesy moments ahead. will post on my return...if I can manage to find some energy!