Tag Archives: Tasmania

See You In The Spring – Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring

Dear Friends, Australians always know that Spring is on the way when the wattle trees start to bloom. While Acacia pycnantha, the golden wattle, is Australia’s national floral emblem, there are 959 other varieties of wattle growing in all parts of the country. I found this tree covered with fluffy yellow blossoms at Richmond in Tasmania. Some …

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Junk Food Junkie – Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers

Dear Friends, I know I’ve been talking about chocolate a lot lately, but I just had to share this photo with you for this week’s challenge. It was taken at the shop at the Cadbury factory in Hobart, Tasmania. Can you imagine how exhilarating it was to be surrounded by layer upon layer of chocolate…I …

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We Like To Party!

Dear Friends, You know how it is when you go to a party and take the time to do some people-watching? There are always several different types of party animals to observe. 1. The greedy guests: They like to hang out where the food is and make sure they sample everything on the table. 2. …

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Short People

Dear Friends, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be the big beaver about town. Well, let me tell you, it’s not as much fun as you would think. At Old Hobart Town model village in Richmond Tasmania I stood head and shoulders above the crowd and no one even noticed. The model …

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Gold Rush

Dear Friends, The second largest gold nugget ever found in Australia was the Welcome Nugget, discovered at Bakery Hill in Ballarat on 9th June, 1858. It weighed a whopping 150 pounds and was sold for £10,500 sterling the following year. Ever since I saw a replica of the Welcome Nugget on a miners’ memorial in Ballarat I’ve …

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The Sound of Silence – Weekly Photo Challenge – Companionable

Dear Friends, I met this handsome scarecrow in Ross, Tasmania. Instead of guarding the farmers’ fields he was keeping watch over a little craft shop. He looked lonely so I decided to keep him company. I tried to start a friendly conversation but no matter what I said he just stared straight ahead and didn’t utter a …

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Spinning Around – Weekly Photo Challenge – Curves

Dear Friends, I’ve told you before about my visit to Copping and the Copping Convict and Colonial Collection. I’ve never seen so many wheels! It was enough to make my head spin. I preferred these wheels – they weren’t going anywhere, except on to my plate! Justin.

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On The Boardwalk

Dear Friends, I read Skinnywench’s post on A Word In Your Ear this week. Recently she visited Lake St Clair-Cradle Mountain National Park and her story brought back so many memories. She was disappointed not to see a single wombat while she was there, so I decided to share my Cradle Mountain wombat experience in the …

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Kiss Me Quick – Weekly Photo Challenge – Kiss

Dear Friends, I have a new admirer and believe it or not, he’s of the feathered variety! My past experiences with birds have not always been successful but all that has changed since I met Charlie. When I was at the Tasmanian Devil Conversation Park at Teranna I decided to put my derring-do to the …

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Turning Japanese

Dear Friends, Japanese gardens are representations in miniature of the harmony in nature. Being small in stature and naturally harmonious, I was keen to visit the Japanese Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart to see how well I fitted in. This cherry tree next to the gate was loaded with delicate pink …

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