The Nectar Connection

  So often lately, I have felt driven. Driven to run, driven to cycle, driven to write. This morning, I set all that aside and simply walked and looked for birds. Around me, a sweetness pervaded ...

Billabong Sanctuary, Townsville

At 8 a.m., Vilis and I presented ourselves at the entrance to Billabong Sanctuary, which subtitles itself an ‘Australian Wildlife Experience’ and is located 11 kilometres south of Townsville on th...

Parrots

This morning was a rare cloudy one in Townsville, and I was invaded by a restlessness that made it impossible to sit still and write. Instead, I cycled to old haunts near Richard’s house in the subu...

Ross Dam, Townsville

Early this morning, Mount Stuart was caught in cloud, its towers spectres in the mist. Rain had fallen overnight, its remnants speckling the windshield as Vilis drove the Kia south through the city to...