Nature

Nature

Here you can find photos I've taken, mostly of natural scenes. I try to avoid getting the roads in view, but that's mostly where I take them from.

Lost chapter - 2023

Wind turbines in QLD

21/05/23

Strange that it's taken until now to upload pictures of this place. It was pretty, sort of similar to where I grew up.

Looking along a road beside a peanut farm

12/05/23

I didn't live here long. It was lonely and I was under a lot of pressure at work.

The sun's glare above a crop

12/05/23

Being totally alone, I found no reason to tolerate it. If I'd had a friend there, maybe I would have stayed.


Palm Cove - 2023

A row of palm trees lean over a sandy beach

05/04/23

The rocky shore of Palm Cove

05/04/23

Palm Cove is a place I didn't really appreciate while I was there...the palm trees were nice though. Will have to go back someday, but next time with company. Also a friend (?) showed me some other photos they took with a decent camera and now I feel kind of bad about taking all my blurry photos with a phone instead of something better. Oh well...they serve their purpose either way.

Shallow Mangroves at Palm Cove

05/04/23


Construct - 2024

Retail renovation

07/02/24

A blurry car leaves a tunnel

04/05/24

The experience of a city is so blurred. So much going on at any given time, places changing constantly. In the countryside it feels like the land remembers the past, but here I don't think it has a chance to keep up. Maybe I'll pick up the vibe with more time.

Lights on a large metal bridge

02/03/24


New Home - 2024

View from Victoria Bridge at sunset

16/02/24

I changed the title of this page because I'm no longer living out in the sticks. I want to share photos of more subjects/settings than just forest.

Brisbane CBD rising behind mangroves

24/01/24

Growing up in Queensland, Brisbane sort of looms over you your whole life as the big busy place where everything happens. I didn't think I'd end up actually living here.

View from Mt Coot-tha

18/02/24

I still don't think I'll stay here long. This place seems to exist in a bubble, it's not quite real.


Cold - 2023

The sun's flare through grey clouds

29/12/20

Among the trees - you feel an overwhelming presence, you're being stalked by something out there in the cold. In your mind's eye it rushes towards you, pulls you through the undergrowth...but the moment doesn't come. The forest doesn't move.

A paddock overgrown with dead grass

3/07/23

Under the moon's light - just you and nothing else. The land becomes a void. No fear, there is nothing out there. For a moment, the world contains only you and the sound of a gentle breeze.

Moonlit photo of the clouds

29/06/23

On the road - the land and sky tilt away before you. The sky turns dark and the land falls silent in awe. As if in response, a growing urge to fall to your knees, to freeze and rot with the landscape around you.


Lonely Mood - 2023

An empty beach on a gloomy day

30/07/22

A paddock with an Autumn mood

10/11/21

Eerie blue mudflats

10/01/23


Cairns - 2023

Rainforest trees

7/01/23

Cairns mudflats

9/01/23

I should like Cairns, but I don't. Something to do with having little else to do besides go out to the esplanade and either walk aimlessly up and down, or stare at the sea.

Rainforest trees

7/01/23


Skies - 2022

Clouds as seen from above

12/09/22

Sunset through smoky clouds

24/08/22

It doesn't matter where you go, there will be powerful skies.

The moon at sunset

6/06/22


Photos from home - 2022

Road overlooking a paddock

15/02/22

The view of a mountain from a cleared strip

14/04/22

It's actually happening now, I'm moving north. These photos are from some of my favourite places around home. Plenty more still to upload.

Paddock overlooking a road

2/04/22


Drain - 2022

Blue water in a drain

12/01/22

Pretty trees beside a drain

12/01/22

This nice looking place, is the end of a big drain in town. Looks really nice, apart from the blue water. A lot like a postcard picture. I think it's cool that even cities can have places like this tucked away.

A rockpool in the drain

12/01/22


Waterways - 2021

A low creek

13/12/20

A gully in the forest

13/07/21

I take a lot of photos. Most of them turn out blurry or have too much glare or shadow. It's a shame because out of the hundreds of photos I've taken, there's only a handful worth sharing. Anyway, there's something magical about water. Especially when you find it somewhere unexpected. The pools, ponds and gulleys around here have had water in them for almost the whole year.

A bubbling creek

10/04/21


Edible Plants - 2021

After flicking through a weed guide, I decided to sample some of the edible plants around home. You should always be careful about eating wild plants, and as it turns out, I was not careful enough (well, I'm not dead at least). Please be absolutely sure of what you eat, and NEVER, EVER, eat wild mushrooms. Even mushroom experts kill themselves accidentally, from time to time. Also do not use my photos as a guide on their own - confirm with people you know irl or local experts (scientists, not hippies).

Chickweed

22/10/21

This is Chickweed. It tastes like lettuce, and would make a good lettuce substitute. I rate this 9/10 and would actually use it, especially in sandwiches. Sadly, the only patch around here is inside the yard, and gets trampled by my dogs.

Wood Sorrell

05/10/21

This is Wood Sorrell. It tastes sour, but not as much as a lemon. I rate it 8/10, and while I probably won't use it in meals, it does taste good enough to stop and eat a bit.

A plant that looks like Dill

05/10/21

Here we get into plants I was unsure about and spat out after tasting. I thought this was Fennel, but it turns out that it is definitely not. Thankfully I think it is Dill, another edible weed. Sadly I can't confirm this. I rate it 5/10, because it's very herby but still not bad. (It should be mentioned that some very poisonous plants, like Hemlock, resemble Fennell).

A Dandelion plant

22/10/21

This is Dandelion. I didn't try it. But apparently you can eat everything on it. It's milky and looks too similar to poisonous plants for my liking.

It would be great to eat more wild food, especially in cooking. I think the reality of wild foods is that most of them are mediocre vegetables. After misidentifying one, and possibly more plants, I don't want to take the risk anyway. I'll keep eating what I'm sure of though. To be fair, you can use some guides relatively safely. I used one from the ABC (who don't want to be sued because of accidents) that included pretty safe choices.

Other plants which I had hoped to find but couldn't include Cobbler's Pegs, Blackberries, Pigweed, and some succulent thing I forgot the name of. I decided not to try Mallow, Wild Spinach and Nettles. The first can be poisonous or edible depending on the soil, the second I couldn't be sure I had found, and the last is a bit inconvenient. In my area there is also cactus fruit, which taste nice but are a lot of trouble, and blackberry nightshade, which has berries that are edible when ripe but poisonous when they aren't. In general if it looks like a tomato, it's poisonous (solanums).

Wild Brassica

05/10/21

This is possibly Wild Brassica. Tastes like...brassica, but it's so small that I don't think it's worth eating. There is quite a lot of it though. 4/10.


Deep Green - 2021

Monitoring mulberries

24/12/20

Forest canopy

01/02/21

I want more rain. Again. The tank is nearly empty, and it'd be nice for everything to get a "boost" before summer. Here's some lush green pictures.

Flooded ground

23/03/21


Wattles - 2021

Wattles beside the road

03/09/21

Wattles beside a muddy road

03/09/21

Wattles are obviously doing well since the changes around here. There are so many! I've counted at least 8 kinds, although there's only two pictured here. It;s also nice to see the peaches along the creeks flowering, I thought most of them had died.

A peach flower

04/09/21


Ironbark - 2021

Ironbark trees frame the view of a hill

03/07/21

Lush grass at the foot of some Ironbarks

03/07/21

I finally explored the road on the other side of the mountain nearby (I won't say which, for privacy reasons). I was so tired by the time I got there, and someone has fenced off the road, so I didn't travel far along it. It was beautiful though, especially on a cloudy day. It was nice to see some Ironbarks that are still alive, but they still don't look too healthy.

A dirt road in a dying forest

03/07/21

Erosion in the middle of a road

03/07/21