Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Brisbane to Sydney

Sunday 23 September 2018. Flights between Sydney and Brisbane take just over an hour by passenger jet, here a Boeing 737-800 (twin-jet). Brisbane airport is against Moreton Bay. Taking off facing north, a series of right turns brings the coast into clear view under the B738’s left wing. The east coast has the (Great) Dividing… Read More Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Brisbane to Sydney

My Melodious Thunk: Ode to the Gouldian (Rainbow) Finch

My Melodious Thunk Stray not far from the riverine, from this narrow-leaved Scribbly Gum, my Carpentarian beloved. Stray not from the winter waterhole, my passerine, from our Eucalypt where I peek your plum-coloured chest and long to caress your brilliant head feathers. Make hay before the wild hot fires burn, before we turn to ash.… Read More My Melodious Thunk: Ode to the Gouldian (Rainbow) Finch