Thursday, June 21, 2012

did the earth move for you?

I'm baaaaaaaack! after an action-packed few days away at uni

This year marked my 6th (eeeek) and final winter sympo - 
so of course on the Tuesday night an earthquake struck
its epicentre was something like 15kms away from the university accommodation 
(yes... the earth, and more did a LOT of moving and shaking....... 
wooof! what a rocking time!)

I made the page above as part of the collaborative book project about 12hrs before the quake.... 
which has been variously reported as 5.5, 5.4 or 5.3 magnitude ..... 
ummmmmmm ..... right...... SPOOOOKY

lets just leave that one be and go outside eh?

I took my looooong book out for a bit of fresh air - 
and found fungus under the pine trees on campus

later that day our small sympo sub group did a walk together in Morwell National Park

 I found many more fungi

Mick with his trained eyes found something really special...

(a small fragment of an aboriginal artifact - 
Mick has the eye to spot these things among the leaves and stones.... 
which is a seriously impressive skill)

And then today I had the long drive home - back through the boonies
where they were still cleaning up from a violent storm of 10 days ago
that closed the highway for almost a week
as hundreds of trees were blown over the road 
blocking it for hundreds of kilometres


I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumblin' down...

(I'll show you all a couple of bonus arty gesture things here tomorrow.... 
right now I need the comfort of my own bed....... ahhhhh HOME!)




  1. Oh wow, what timing to be down there when the earthquake happened? How did it feel? Love those fungi. Your book page looks gorgeous too. So glad you made it back home safe and sound. Must have been lovely stepping back inside the warm glow of your nest:) x

  2. there's more to coincidence than meets the eye...and those are some fabulous fungisnaps

  3. Good to know you're back home, Ronnie, safe & sound. What a story to tell the kidlets! Your pics are marvellous and your long book has been having adventures in the wild wood.

  4. Love that last comment of your Ronnie...

    felling the earth move and the sky come tumbling in... sounds like quite a time.
    Glad your arrived home safely and have been busy ever since i take it from the next two posts!



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