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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A Bushwalker’s Prayer

I wrote this poem back in August 1990, but it came to my brother’s attention a day or two ago via a time capsule (long story). He set the poem with one of his amazing photos of Russell Falls. We both have a soft […]

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 […]

12 of 12, November 2017 (and Midlands 2017-#6N)

After a busy morning and early afternoon, in which there were things of interest but my mind was a bit too preoccupied for taking photos, I headed northwards with a work colleague/friend of mine for meetings that we have over the next couple of days. Today was one of those bright spring days, and the extended […]

Moods of the Mountain #94

There were some dramatic clouds over the mountain this afternoon, with misty showers almost obscuring its silhouette.

The full “Moods of the Mountain” collection […]

Midlands 2017-#5S

There were some rather spectacular cloud formations as I headed back from a work trip to Launceston today. I stopped at Perth to get a […]

Views from Cape Deslacs

I decided to go a little further afield for this afternoon’s walk, and headed along Clifton Beach to Cape Deslacs, a place I don’t think I’ve visited before today. I didn’t have time for a great deal of exploration, but the views were […]

12 of 12, October 2017

Today was a mix of work and labour and beaches.

The first beach was actually visited only by satellite image, as the kayaking company with whom I had done my Bathurst Harbour trip had posted a Google maps satellite view of Hobart city which revealed their kayaks in amongst the Hobart docks, during one of their half-day […]

Mists on the mountain

It was a lovely spring afternoon, and I felt the need for some mountain wandering. I had to dodge the madding crowds at the summit, but once I started to head south across the plateau people were few and far between.

From the city below the skies had seemed clear but for a cloud draped across the […]

Saltwater River

It’s school holiday time and although the school holidays don’t correspond with uni breaks, I was able to take a day of annual leave and, with a friend and her two children, headed down to the Tasman Peninsula. They’d never visited Remarkable Cave before, which gave me an opportunity to take another photo of this amazing […]

Midlands 2017-#4S

It’s felt a bit strange having so few trips northward this year, after the many visits of last year and the year before. Yesterday I headed up to give a talk for the maths association, and this morning I visited with one of my PhD students.

I’ve been wanting to take a shot like these two for […]