Monday, May 26, 2014

Serendipities (sic)

Serendipity 1
Pic above can only be shot at a certain time of the day, at a certain time of the year, when the sun rises at a certain nor'easterly angle, on a cloudless day and certain yellow flowers are in bloom.

Serendipity 2
I was looking for the pic above as part of our team's fundraising bicycle ride, when I came across a long forgotten dusty nugget (below) taken in the Sahara Desert on the fly from on top of a camel.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Monochrome Monday (mixing metaphore)

I was hoping to think of some appropriate words to complement these images.

Something deep, like the way the ocean and our lives move through cycles.

Better still, something deep and quirky like, "if a black bird falls out of a black sky into the Black Forest would a falling tree in the Amazon harm a butterfly?" 
But that would probably be mixing way too many metaphors and cultures for a Monday.

So then I thought that I was overthinking (again) and decided to let the pix speak (or not) for themselves.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Like most #non-celebrities,
I lead a mostly #boring #life.
But every now and then,
my camera and my computer
conspire to produce 
somethng colourful.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Who's Tech?

Just when I think I know Technology, the inexplicable malfunctioning of my email reminds me how little I really know and what small player I am on the grander stage.

Yes, I've tried turning the computer off and  on and off and on again.

Yes I paid the account.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bringing It All Back Home

I have been blogging since 2009. Maybe it started as some way of responding to my brother passing away from cancer. Some way of leaving something worthwhile behind of my life. Maybe. 
Since then, I have lost a young niece and another niece's husband to cancer. It has also hit several of my friend's families.

So this year, when my widowed niece asked me to ride my bicycle raise money for cancer research, I didn't hesitate. I've since discovered it's 200 kms over two days. The furtherest I have ridden on the cruiser bike above (and I was way younger) was 40 kms. So it will be challenging. But nothing compared to what terminal cancer sufferers and their families and friends go through.

If you want to sponsor me please click this link.


"You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last
But whatever you wish to keep, you better grab it fast
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun
Look out the saints are comin' through
And it's all over now, Baby Blue."
from It's All Over Now Baby Blue by Bob Dylan 1965

Monday, May 12, 2014

Today Wonder

every day has wonder, 
you just have to 
put in the effort
to look hard, 
to listen hard 
and to smile soft
Today Wonder
is also a song
by the former Saints guitarist

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Monochrome Monday (birthday)

Extremely large shout out to my best mate who has a certain birthday today.
So many good times together over the decades.

Let's keep surfing until we can't remember each other's names!
Your bithday card looks something like this Leunig Cartoon:

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bronze Aussie

iphone and photoshop chat 
while the first coffee brews 
and I look back on my life 
through the moments 
I have snared 
with lenses cheap 
and lenses 
worth a week or two's pay

Thursday, May 8, 2014


"Loneliness is black coffee 
and late-night television; 

solitude is herb tea 
and soft music. 
Solitude, quality solitude, 
is an assertion of self-worth,
because only in the stillness 
can we hear the truth 
of our own unique voices."
Pearl Cleage

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Still / moving

“The inner is foundation of the outer
The still is master of the restless

The Sage travels all day
yet never leaves his inner treasure” 
― Lao Tzu

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Road

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Monochrome Monday (the great curve)

The intersection of one curved surface and another curved surface as it rolls across yet another curved surface - board, wave, Earth.