After wondering what I'm likely to use all the images for that I've taken through the last few months, I decide to put together a financial year diary featuring colourful seasonal images from Tasmania - I'm getting one for myself but they're availible for anyone to by through www.momentoshop.com.au
I've been itching to get out to the Arboretum for Days but weather and other duties have kept me away - today I had a few hours to kill, while waiting for an appointment so I headed to the Arboretum, hoping that the weather would hold off.
I managed to arrive as one heavy shower passed, which gave me a window of about an hour to fill up a couple of memory cards - just as the second card was reaching capacity, thunder started to roll around the hills, and as I shut the car door the clouds released their heavy load.
I was quite happy with my quick trip to the Arboretum I even managed to find a new section I hadn't visited before, where the smell of damp mountain beech leaves reminded me of the New Zealand bush I grew up in.
Autumn is here and the deciduous tree in our garden are putting on a show. I couldn't resist a quick 15mins out taking pick between household chores on my day off.
This week we introduced a brother and sister pair of goats to our block of land, we had high hopes that the goats and the dogs would be able to cohabitate on the back part of the block until we could fence the front section properly - Well Evie the ever dramatic GSP ruined that plan.
So over the last couple of days we've had some family bonding time building a fence through the back yard to give the goats and dogs separate space and hopefully the chance to get to know each other.
Both goats and dogs are very curious of each other, Kelly - the 17 year old kelpie is feels the need to herd the goats into the shed, while Evie is not entirely sure what they are or what to do with them - watching them closely and pointing them is high on the agenda.
I spent most of Good Friday traveling through Tassie, with friends and my kids - what better sites to see during Easter than Churches?
To be honest I photograph churches pretty much any day of the year, they offer a range of aspects to photograph from the period architecture, textural building materials, careful detailing and easy access. The light always seems to be more compelling when it's hitting a big old stone building.
This trip we even found one that was open to the public, St John the Evangelist, Catholic Church at Richmond, Tasmania is the oldest Church in Australia still being used, it was built with convict labour in 1836.
My boys and I had a catch up with old friends in Hobart, none of us were very familiar with the area so we took the opportunity to visit some of the tourist sites around town, starting with Mt Wellington.
The trip was quite satisfying, the views were spectacular and the facilities were very good and there was plenty of room for the the kids to explore the landscape.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born