A loo with a view

Therapati Pass, Helambu Province, Nepal, 2002

Posted in Nepal

Rain droplets on Waratah

Rain droplets on Tasmanian Waratah, Tarkine, Tasmania, 2012

Posted in Australia, Macro Photography, Wildflowers

Tasmanian Bottlebrush

Bottlebrush, Linsay River, Tarkine Wilderness, Tasmania, 2012

Bottlebrush, Tarkine Wilderness, Tasmania, 2012

Posted in Australia, Macro Photography, Wildflowers

Oriental Pied Hornbill, Thailand

Oriental Pied Hornbill, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand, 2008

Posted in Birds, SE Asia, Wildlife

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey 2011

The domed roof of the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey 2011

Posted in Europe, Turkey

Göreme, Turkey, 2011

Fairy chimneys, Cappadocia, Turkey, 2011


Posted in Europe, Landscapes, Turkey

Stormy Skies, Australia


Central Victoria, Australia, 2012

Posted in At Home

Flame Tree, India

Flame Tree flowers.

Flame Tree flowers, Nagarahole National Park, Karnataka, India 2002

Posted in India, Wildflowers

Gnomes at home in the forests of Sweden

In 1977, I was given the book ‘Gnomes’ (written by Wil Huygen and beautifully illustrated by Rien Poortvliet) when I was 8 years old. It instantly became my favourite book. I used to pour over the stories and pictures, learning about the habits, family life and mythology of Gnomes, Trolls and the Snotgurglers (my personal favorite for the name alone).

Fast forward to 2011 – It is mid summer and we were in the small hamlet of Drevdagen, Sweden, staying in a cottage that backed onto a long distance wilderness walking track that meanders through Sweden’s national parks and forests. We were rained in the first three mornings, but the next day I was up at 2am, and made my way along the track.

You can imagine my childlike delight and joy to discover the landscape was inhabited by these same creatures. I have no idea how they got there – but some imaginative and creative people have definitely had some fun. I don’t mind not knowing – I love the playful mystery of it all! Needless to say, I got totally distracted and spent the morning in search of tiny doorways, houses, ladders, watchful rocks and kept my eyes open for the occasional Gnome sighting.


Posted in Europe, Sweden

Kelp in motion


Kelp in motion at Cannibal Bay, The Catlins, New Zealand, 2012.

Posted in Landscapes