Category: environment

Feb 10 2014

Of drought and flooding rains

As Dorothea Mackellar noted, Australia really is a land of extremes, and one of my great joys is photographing those extremes. One of the photos I get a lot of great comments on is one I took on the Murrumbidgee when it was in full flood. It’s of a dead bush, reflecting in the water. …

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Feb 04 2014

Gardening leave – not just a euphemism for being stood down

I’ve been on gardening leave. The first I heard of “gardening leave” when was in a dispute with a previous employer about ethical reporting. They told me to change a figure in a report, I refused, they changed it anyway. My solicitor told me “gardening leave” was the euphemism for having been stood down, which …

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Oct 21 2013

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

When we were on the Cape back in 2011, we went out to Chilli Beach. We nearly didn’t. People we met told us it wasn’t worth going to – too many tourists, too dirty, too windy. But then Scotty from the quarantine station convinced us. He told us the wind would die down for a …

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