Out and About: Seen Around Canberra

September 29: The good news is that sample prep has commenced and is on-going!  There is no bad news because, well, I’m in Australia!  🙂  It has been rainy and cold here and not much will change over the weekend. In fact, the weather may put a damper on our plans to attend Nightfest, . . . → Read More: Out and About: Seen Around Canberra

Into the Wild: Part I

September 24: I was going to wait until I had seen a koala bear before I posted “Into the Wild”, but Friday’s sitings prompted me to post it a bit sooner. If you could see just three animals in Australia, what would they be?  A kangaroo, a koala bear, and an emu?  A magpie, . . . → Read More: Into the Wild: Part I

Out and About: Floriade 2011


This is Floriade!

Like a county fair but without the elephant ears and pig races…

September 17: I had a lovely afternoon with Meredith at Floriade 2011, Australia’s celebration of Spring.  Started in 1988 to honor Australia’s Bicentenary and Canberra’s 75th birthday, it seems to be based, at some level, on the Floriade . . . → Read More: Out and About: Floriade 2011

Floriade Flower Fotos

September 17: I took hundreds of pictures at Floriade 2o11, and Meredith took just as many. It seemed as though we were stopping every two seconds to capture the colors of the flower arrangements.  Over 1 million bulbs and annuals were planted this year, in garden bed designs to reflect the theme of food. For . . . → Read More: Floriade Flower Fotos