Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island

Great Western Tiers

Flooding at the Deloraine Train Park

…and then came the rain.

For the past few weeks, in fact for most of July, it has been raining. Deloraine has had 170mm this month and the ground is spongy. The Meander River recorded its highest total July rainfall on ...
Forest and mist detail, Meander Falls Track

WAY HOME

We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, ...
Mount Ironstone viewed from the top of Syds Track on Ilford Delta 100 film

IRONSTONE

I can’t remember a lot about this day a month ago, except that it was very windy and the clouds were rolling across the mountain bringing occasional showers and rainbows. I followed one of ...
Hasselblad looking up to a blurred forest canopy on Kodak tri-x black & white film.

SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THAT

Journal Entry… 11.40am Cold. Sitting beside an unnamed creek on the Grail Falls Track, Walls of Jerusalem NP. Moss on everything. Sun shines weakly through the myrtle and sassafras tops. ...
Interior of Lady Lake Hut at the top of Higgs Track, Great Western Tiers.

HUT AT LADY LAKE

It was a Friday. It was the first snow of the season, so I went where I usually go when it snows. The first part of the track to Lady Lake Hut was fairly ordinary, Dale Brook was flowing fast ...
Dwarf myrtle forest in the Great Western Tiers on Ilford Delta 100 by Jade Austen

APRIL 23

Journal Entry …Syds Track. Searching for my final image before heading back down. Here amongst the dwarf myrtles the moss is verdant and bright green. The sky is overcast, light showers ...
Lower Chasm Falls on Kodak Tri-X film

CHASM FALLS

Spiderwebs on my arms and in my face. Black cockatoos flying together shriek their delight. Water moves below. Yellow, brown and purple fungi whisper their first hello. There are three waterfalls ...
Morning sunlight on myrtles after rain | Portra 160

AFTER RAIN

Snow was forecast on this late winter day so we decided to keep the kids home from school and spend a night in Hills Hut up on Parsons Track. Overnight the snow fell as rain where we were and it ...

2.8 | 22

Comparison of two film scans, one taken at f2.8 and the other at f22. Hasselblad 500cm on Tri-X film | Meander Forest Reserve, Tasmania
Sunlight through trees on Delta 3200 film with Hasselblad 500cm

WALK

Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. The world, ...
Meander Tasmania. Caravan window and forest with ortho 80 film.

SMALLEST BLESSINGS

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 ...