I miss the garden patch we used to have in Warkworth. It was an ancient vege garden, with raised beds containing huge clumps of rhubarb and massive overgrown plum trees. The grass around the trees would teem with daffodils in the spring time. There was also a citrus tree that by all accounts was half…
A tropical storm cloud over the Whitsundays, in Dec 2011. The rolling shapes exude menace, as if the clouds themselves are reaching forward.
This was the view from my office at 5am. With a view like this, who minds the early wakeup call?
One of my favourite pictures from 2012 Hamilton Island Race Week, from a trip out on Andiamo with the Oatley’s on a perfectly glassy day. Perfect. Stillness.
I loved this fresco in the Candelabra Gallery of the Vatican Museum. It was painted by German artist Ludwig Seitz (1844-1908). The colours in the gown are incredible, iridescent even. The translation of the Latin phrase in the background is “With the grace of God and the effort of will we obtain the excellence of virtue”.