For a moment I had the place to myself. Just me and the rubber ring. Despite its isolation and elevation (1,030m), Parsons Falls has become a hotspot for Tasmanian locals on summer weekends because of the short and relatively easy walk to get there.
Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche.
Welcome to the music room. The loft at the top of the stairs offers a diverse collection of vinyl as well as a crate or two of LaserDiscs…
Just over one hour’s walk gets me to this hut on the Central Plateau. Lady Lake Hut is 1,130 metres above sea level and the walk is steep. Sometimes there is snow outside this window, sometimes frost. When I am there and no-one else is, on a weekday like this, I heat my water and […]
“Warrawarrawa (they are all dead)”. This is what the Aboriginal people said when Captain Cook’s ‘ghost ship’ arrived at Botany Bay in 1770. The warnings of these ghostly visitors spread quickly to other tribes by smoke and fire, many of which were noted by Cook and Banks as they sailed up the coast. 18 years […]
Gentle in the morning. Cloaking the table succulents. And the kids as they read their breakfast books. The Light. Abrasive. . . . Then it turns yellow. Then pink. Afternoon spheres, dancing. A light that makes things dark. Mission for 2021…take notice of the light. Portra 400 | Dev/scan | Ikigai Camera.
And the way to the forest. Bridge over Meander River | Split Rock Track | Meander Forest Reserve
It’s easy to miss the smallest blessings. It was a Tuesday, one of the last days of the year. I woke up to tree shadows against the caravan window. This tiny detail made me smile, I grabbed the camera to remember.
I love stopping here on my way into Devonport and wading through the 5 floors of secondhand goodness. Each room crawls with trinkets and curiosities from another time. Aisles are lined with cardboard suitcases, leather bound books, wirelesses and floral crockery and rooms are filled with ancient cameras and super 8 video recorders, vinyl, cassettes […]
This is the Deloraine Laundrette on Emu Bay Road. I usually stop in here on my lunchtime walk when I’m at work. I like the spider plants in plastic ice cream containers and the huge old school dryers. What laundromat is complete without a monstera climbing the wall too!
Milk maids. Big-head rabbit-tobacco. Pink lady fingers. Twining fringe-lily. Scented paperbark. Love creeper. Pig face. Leopard orchid… …these are some of the plants we encountered on this day, on our walk over Little Badger Head to Copper Cove. Copper Cove | Narawntapu | Kodak Ektar 100
golden rock lily (bush tucker) Portra 160 | Dev/scan | Ikigai Camera.
Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver Narawntapu | Hasselblad 500cm | Fuji Pro 160NS
From Old Norse stilla. in the senses satisfy, quench, allay from the adjective stille (“still, quiet, calm”). Claiming my Nordic heritage.