Rhythm

I’ve been so worried about my own lack of rhythm, stumbling into and through the days lately, that I’ve lost the ability to sit still and listen and feel and get into the rhythm that is buzzing away there already. It’s contained in the movement of the clouds, it’s sometimes gentled and other times roared by the ocean, it’s in the funny noises my cat makes and it’s a heart beat. … Read More Rhythm

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Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps – Baiame’s Ngunnhu

The traditional Aboriginal fish traps at Brewarrina, also known as Baiame’s Ngunnhu [pronounced By-ah-mee’s noon-oo], comprises a nearly half-kilometre long complex of dry-stone walls and holding ponds within the Barwon River in north west NSW. The fish traps are the largest group recorded in Australia and are arranged in an unusual and innovative way that allowed fish to be herded and caught during both high and low river flows. According to Aboriginal tradition, the ancestral creation being, Baiame, generated the design by throwing his net over the river and, with his two sons Booma-ooma-nowi and Ghinda-inda-mui, building the fish traps to this design. … Read More Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps – Baiame’s Ngunnhu

Not Just Marking Time or Why Christmas is Coming Too Soon or Just What do You Expect?

One of the things I love about those I love is an inherent generosity that’s expressed in a range of ways, whether it’s through providing a shoulder or financial support, an open house to whoever needs connection or shelter, a sharing of grief and fun and support for aspiration and a determination that we hold tight to one another. And I love that while I can be really hard on myself, their love for me is unconditional.… Read More Not Just Marking Time or Why Christmas is Coming Too Soon or Just What do You Expect?

Tubbagah People of the Wiradjuri Nation: Celebrated on the Bridge

We didn’t get into Dubbo from Brewarrina until about 7.30 pm on Wednesday night and flew out early the next day for Sydney. So I went for a bit of an explore and found the bridge on Wednesday night, then got up early to photograph it the next morning. It turns out that what I know about myself, mornings and lack of coffee means I’m not at my sharpest, applies to early morning attempts at photography too…not quite functional! But, the bridge has some wonderful Indigenous artwork on the pylons well worth sharing.… Read More Tubbagah People of the Wiradjuri Nation: Celebrated on the Bridge

Coffs Harbour Jetty

Photography: Trish Jean A beautiful jetty and gorgeous looking water…though a couple of days later there was a shark in there and so the jetty was closed. Glad I got the opportunity to take pictures with clouds overhead and a lovely light to enhance the reflections.