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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Damp dam

I needed to go for a walk today (I’m trying — but failing — to average 10000 steps per day as part of a general health improvement regime), and so headed off for a brisk stroll around nearby Risdon Brook Dam. The miserable weather that had arrived earlier in the day was lifting and leaving a […]

Midlands #2014-12N

The paddocks on the plain just south of Tunbridge are forested with dead trees. I’ve been waiting for some good lighting or mist effects to highlight the eerie effect, but as I drove northward this week I thought about an alternative approach. I thought my little camera might have a built in “black and white” setting, […]

A walk beneath the Organ Pipes

One of the friends in the “Ann-the-awesome-hike-organiser-and-hub-of-the-friends” collection, who came on last year’s trip to the south-west of Tasmania, happened to be in Tasmania this week, and contacted me about catching up. I made a counter-offer, suggesting that we go for a walk on the mountain, and Roz jumped at the suggestion.  We drove to the […]

[RST] Charity and Hebe

I don’t know what it is about the plant Hebe, but I’ve never liked it. Its flowers are pretty, and the leaves have a lovely symmetry to their arrangement, but for some reason it will never get onto my list of favourite plants. It is, in my books at least, botanically unlikeable.

I enjoyed today’s Relief Society […]

Moods of the Mountain #48

A little fuzzy and damp around the edges.

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Not ff enough

The last time I popped my Sky 2 CD into the stereo, opened the album sheet-music to Scipio and treated myself to 12 minutes of sheer unadulterated house-rocking, barn-storming, head-banging (not quite) joyful noise was back in September 2010 when I was living in Melbourne. Since then I have moved, and replaced the stereo.

Tonight, I needed a dose […]

Moods of the Mountain #47

A dappled morning mountain.

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12 of 12, October 2014

It was a glorious spring day, and, as part of my quest to make sure I do enough walking each day, I went on one of my favourite longer walks in my area. Since it is the 12th, I have decided to take you on my trip as well. The birds and flowers were present in […]

Shrubbery, 10 months on

At the very end of last year, I did something about the skinny little strip of wilderness that runs alongside my drive, and planted a large number of seedlings in my quest to have a shrubbery. At the time, with the seedlings so tiny as seen in the post I made at the time, it was […]

Moods of the Mountain #46

Early morning sunlit cloud mass, with a hint of rainbow.

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