Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Towering, majestic Tallow wood trees.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Hybanthus stellarioides - Orange Spade flower
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
After some time at Waterloo Bay I headed along to Wellington Point, another place I hadn't visited previously. This narrow strip of headland juts out into Moreton Bay with beautiful views of water and nearby islands. I plan to join a seagrass watch group next month to find out more about the flora and fauna of these coastal waters. This trip I took in the scenery.
Monday, March 22, 2010
On the weekend I headed up to Waterloo Bay in Redlands, to take a look at some areas along the cities northern coastline. I have never visited this area before and was pleasantly surprised to find a calm, quiet watery world. I sat for quite some time watching the Welcome Swallows stand on individual rocks in the mud flat area. Every now and then they would dart into flight alternating positions before returning to perch. It was overcast in part of the sky, turning the early morning light a wonderful silvery blue. Areas of mangrove stretched out into the bay along the edge of Queens Esplanade, on the other side of the road suburban homes.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Hilliards Creek Redlands
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The last week of rain has made site visits to Redlands a little difficult if not impossible. With local flooding and constant days of rain, I have had some quality time to focus on painting works for my upcoming exhibition at Redland Art Gallery. I am making a series of small canvases inspired by the silhouettes of plants I have observed in various conservation areas in Redlands. There are often connections associated with these plants and how they fit into a local ecology. I hope to make a large collection of works that together can be read as a landscape of connected species.