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APRIL 15, 2014 7:56PM

After Stacey





IMG_5064 Yer basic camping arrangement. Shower & bbq facilities in the background. ( We were the only ones there, so we could sleep in the open.) Note platform to elevate a person above snakes etc.


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MARCH 24, 2014 11:12PM

( Not a dust up )


 "Silence is the best response to foolish arguments."

No, it's not. 

"Sagemerlin" ~

Blindsided by a reasonable question closes comments.

Is this Open Salon or has someone locked the doors ?!!!

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JANUARY 14, 2014 4:02AM

About The Elephant


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DECEMBER 31, 2013 1:46AM

After the storm


One of the sheds, it used to be full of timber, old doors & windows, some machinery and furniture ... used to collect water, precious up there. Two big tanks, both gone. A hut nearby went too.

You can see by the green beyond this was a spotfire ~ embers… Read full post »

JULY 19, 2013 4:40AM

This Great Big Sea.


Went to the the Kiosk for dinner, I was the only one.

Some bread, 3 scallops and a glass of pinot grigio. 

Walking back the lights of Manly in the water,

feeling alive like this is life, to say thank you. 

Sometimes when you walk along a path

beside the… Read full post »

JULY 15, 2013 11:40PM

Mom I've noticed ...


when I come back in your chin has slumped to your hands

on the rail of the chair, and you're staring a bit, again ...

That's okay ~ you're 97 ; cool ~ you can't do crosswords any more,

or read the paper by yourself,

or watch the news ...… Read full post »

JULY 11, 2013 2:29AM



When Anna was in Italy last year for a while I moved to her place with Greersy's rabbits and house-sat, garden-sat, rabbit-sat.

Sat all over the damn place.

I missed her, and being Summer I was working at the table outside, and drew her in so I could "be"… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2013 4:21AM

Facing West

I've been working on a biggish canvas, facing West from here.

There's a river in the foreground and pasture beyond. A storm last week, and some lovely music helped me try to create a mood ...  



Stepping back ...


Not quite finished ~ the larger view… Read full post »

JULY 5, 2013 2:19PM





Manus Island is in the Bismarck Sea off the North coast of Papua New Guinea.
Since the Vietnam War, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, more recently Sri Lanka, Syria and North Africa, many refugees have fled South-east to Indonesia, where those who are able to… Read full post »
JUNE 8, 2013 12:09PM


Driving south to Sydney through Tamworth down through Walla(middle of nowhere)badah yesterday a police car pulled me over.

"Mate, your car isn't registered."

"Well yes it is. Until the 21st."

"No mate, it's cancelled."

"Wha ... ?"

"Maybe you've got some unpaid fines. They cancelled it. Can I see your lic/
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MAY 5, 2013 1:26PM

For Sirenita



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MARCH 14, 2013 3:06PM

Coming back to Barraba


 Time and a few other things brought me back to an empty house, in an overgrown garden in the country ~

Barraba is a small town, 7 hours from Sydney ... quiet ...

Parked the car and looked around ...

That's the kitchen with the light on at the… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 10:24PM

For Stacey



I came upon this a few weeks ago, in a rock shelter, Northern Australia.

Blown over what appears to be an x-ray painting of a barramundi ~ all conjecture, as this is between 40 ooo years old & last year ~ what struck me first was the reaching of… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 11:24PM

Reading to the Moon

When he reached La Paz
he wrote to say though closer,
he had never felt further away. 
It was as if he'd lost track, somehow.
Ended up here unexpectedly.
Took of his jacket, loosened his tie, lay on the bed the while
ignoring the cold glassy gaze
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AUGUST 1, 2012 8:04AM


JUNE 28, 2012 11:39AM

Where You Might Find It


 Tokyo is about a 9 hour flight north from here.

Landing, I found an alcove between some potted palms under an ad for maybe a ski resort ~ it featured a fluffy white dog ~ and re-arranged stuff in my carry-on, then took a light rail to arrivals. Long queues.… Read full post »

JUNE 13, 2012 11:10PM

Lane Cove River


Heron was the first to see,

around the southern bend they came ... click ... click ... click ...

Water dragons dropped from logs, swimming into shade.

... click ... click ... click ...

Among the deep cool greens along the bottom platypus, 

eels, perch, turtles paused ...

... click… Read full post »

JUNE 12, 2012 12:48AM

Buy Famous Chinese Painting

 Yangguan San Die.Wang Wei
Okay, I know what you're thinking : Chinese painting, wtf ? 
But I was cruising the grey left-side of the front page in the wee hours, flagging spam, when I came to this ...
The writer is Iola Yue ~ I'm not really convinced, because 'Iola'… Read full post »


 A bowl of blue and white korean shards,

a tiny chinese figurine of an elderly man in a yellow cloak

and a bonsai red geranium, or pelargonium, I forget which ...

My sister left it, years ago. 

I don't know where the time has gone.


Days sand-whistled… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2012 3:09AM

The End


We were having dinner, when it came.

Cod in a parsley sauce, asparagus, chat potatoes. 

I remember it got dark awfully early.

The television flickered, then went off.

We watched it for a while, chewing.

Mother mentioned how quiet it was.

Father said, " I was just thinking ,… Read full post »

MAY 31, 2012 1:55AM

Extreme Linework Smackdown # 2

                             crumpled paper

Rita ( B ) was talking about how the accumulation of crumpled bits of paper used to attest to the creative energy we spend each day, as opposed to the blank-screen-blinking cursor more comm… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2012 9:46PM

What I'd Like To Know

How do animals survive if they don't use drugs ?

I know people run, but that's not what I'm asking.  Read full post »

MAY 24, 2012 7:47PM

Greenheron's Gauntlet

                      greenheron 4

 " Ye call this pencil sharp ? "

                                               " A… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2012 2:39AM

The Platypus.


By now I hope you'll all have your heads around the idea of a mammal that lays eggs. This arrangement is called a monotreme ( one treme ).

There are only two monotremes on the planet,… Read full post »

MAY 15, 2012 11:10PM

Waiting for the Words

Your house for the first time, not knowing what ; certainly not a kiss, hug or Good to see you-thanks for coming, although you asked me to come, and I'd said yes. I'd thought maybe a Hi ...

It's beautiful ~ I mean, at first glance, first impressions : beautiful. All… Read full post »