Friday, September 23, 2011

Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne







the breakfast tree


Yummmm........... freshly picked grapefruit for breakfast!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kyneton and Hanging Rock

A typical building in the town of Kyneton, Victoria





Wendy climbing to the top of Hanging Rock.

Melbourne!


My "home away from home" in Melbourne (pronounced Mel-bin) - the home of Wendy and Peter Golden in Surrey Hills.

Monday, September 19, 2011

ANU School of Art



The Australian National University (in Canberra) has a great art school, with a wonderful textile program headed by Valerie Kirk. The students at my workshop were fun and creative women, ranging in age from eleven to much older. Great baskets were made and imaginations were stirred. There will be more baskets to come.

Springtime in Canberra!





Canberra (pronounced Can-bra) is the capital city of Australia. Much like DC, it's a planned city - great museums, a botanic garden of native plants, and miles of good walking. I walked and walked and walked.



It's springtime here. The banksia and spring flowers are in full bloom. The barks of the gum trees, also know as eucalypts, are stunning. The local birds, including lorikeets and black swans, are always a very wonderful surprise.


I still need to remember to look both ways, at least twice, when I cross the streets.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Australia 2011!

Australia here I come!