Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Last Wednesday I went to the grocery store to get food for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a perfect sunny day as I walked back to my apartment with a full backpack and bags of groceries in both hands. Passing a row of purple flowers, a bee landed on my left arm.My hands were full so I couldn't brush the bee away. So I thought, "Well bee, I'm not a flower. Once you realize this you will fly away, so until then I'll just let you stay on my arm."
Thursday, November 27, 2008
A few weeks ago, Bob and I rented a car to explore the Hawkesbury River area, about an hour north of Sydney. A wide river cut through rolling hills, trees flaunted their bright new foliage, and I got to ride a pony!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Chewing gum is illegal. What kind of country could ban such a wonderful, life-giving form of chicle? Singapore.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Warmer days, basking lizards, birds pecking out the eyes of small children - ah, the signs of spring in Sydney. Lush flowers are overwhelming Sydney with their myriad of fragrances. Birds are nesting and blue-tongued skinks emerge to soak up warm rays of the sun.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The setting sun illuminated the harbour, a cool breeze brushed delicate leaves of eucalyptus trees, and a giant maniacal face was consuming people. But we'll get to that later.
So it was with a calm, awed state of mind that we turned a corner, and ran into this madness.
Friday, October 24, 2008
"OOOOO! ooooOOO! OOO! Wah HA Wah HA Wah Ha! Ooooo...."
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Bob and I are not used to the bugs over here. We have each been sick three times in two months - it's ridiculous. And it is, of course, in no relation to us refusing to wear coats in sixty degree weather.
Monday, September 29, 2008
It's the end of winter and start of spring here in Sydney, which I find odd, backwards, confusing, and lovely. I've suffered through enough winters in Ohio, Maine, and Chicago to truly appreciate a chance to escape the frigid season.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Byron Bay is what I was looking for. If Surfers Paradise was a trashy blond, Byron Bay would be its' sandy-haired down-to earth cousin. Byron has great beaches, good surfing, hiking trails, a relaxed little town, and a wide variety of fancy and organic foods. It's vegan hippie heaven.