Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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O’Gradys Falls (and not for the first time)

A friend of mine from Melbourne and his partner have been visiting Tasmania and we had a window of opportunity to catch up this morning, a catch-up with scenery thrown in for good measure as I took them on a little sight-seeing tour up the mountain and down to Kingston Beach. We walked in to O’Grady’s […]

Beach studies

Today I went for a stroll along Red Ochre Beach (near Dodges Ferry) with a friend and her family. There are lots of interesting textures and patterns, and so I took some photos.

The sandstone cliffs are eroding and the layers were highlighted in the later afternoon light.

Enjoy this one, geologists:

A collection of ramshackle boat sheds adorn […]

Snowy mountain summit

We’ve had a statistics educator from New Zealand visiting us at work and, in addition to work-related conversations, it is always nice to show guests the local scenery. With snow on the mountain and the summit road open we decided to chance a trip to the top in the hope of obtaining spectacular views of Hobart. […]

Burning tins at Dark Mofo

I never quite seem to optimise my Dark Mofo experience (Dark Mofo is a mid-winter arts festival held in Hobart), and this year was a worse than usual example. I had taken some friends, but we weren’t quite sure what was where, and were disinclined to wander aimlessly in the hope of seeing things. We found […]

Midlands 2018-#1N

I had been engaged by the Department of Education to run some more state-wide professional learning for maths teachers this year, but the program was delayed due to my health situation. Finally, in May, we had the first session. As I was chauffeured by the organiser, it wasn’t until we got to Launceston that I took […]

Telegraph poles

I took a couple of friends for a drive up to the east coast and spotted these telegraph poles on a road near Triabunna. The sky was very atmospheric and there’s something stark and both lonely and connecting about telegraph poles in the country. It’s too late at night to try to find the right words […]

Photographing waterfalls

It was a lovely afternoon, and I decided to take my camera and tripod to visit a couple of waterfalls on Mt Wellington. Getting to the first — O’Grady’s Falls — involves a gentle stroll along a wide and easy track, and then has the potential for producing slightly damp feet if taking photos from within […]

A hidden waterfall

As I was tidying my house this week, I came across a map of part of Mt Wellington that had been given to me, upon which was marked the route to a waterfall I’d never visited. I am a sucker for a waterfall and an obscure track, so I called up Dad to see if he […]

Crepuscular rays over Carlton Beach

As I was leaving a friend’s place this evening, I noticed some interesting cloud and light effects, and so I popped down to Carlton Beach. Here, the late afternoon sun was producing a magical set of crepuscular rays through some  amazing cloud formations out over Frederick […]

Sunset across Ralphs Bay

On our way home from Sunday family dinner down near Sandford Mum, Dad and I stopped to enjoy a rather spectacular sunset over Ralphs Bay. The iPhone was the only camera I had, and it struggled a little with what was being asked of it in the first shot looking out from southern end of Mortimer […]