The Carillon

Carillon on Aspen Island, Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, Australia

“You see that big pointy building over there?” Says Dad. “Yes. What is it?” Asks his son. “What do you think it could be?” “Is it a pole for tying Hindenburgs to?” “Good guess son, but that’s not what it is.” “Does it shoot laser beams to talk to extra-terrestrials?” “Another good guess, but not … Continue reading The Carillon


The African Violet

African violet stigma, style, anthers and petals extreme close up

The little African Violet has never been to Africa, and she’s not technically a violet. Nevertheless, that’s what the grandma that waters her calls her. The little plant sits happily on her windowsill in a little apartment in Sydney, Australia, where the sun is bright and the water, clean. The next door neighbour has come … Continue reading The African Violet