Life Down Under: Straddie Island

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Life Down Under: Straddie Island Below: Frenchman’s Beach Life Down Under: Straddie Island, Mix Hart 2017 North Stradbroke “Straddie” Island (Minjerribah) is one of my favourite places on Earth to date. Somehow, it has managed to preserve its wildness and … Read More

Life Down Under: Great Barrier Reef

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Life Down Under: Great Barrier Reef Above: The reef at low tide, with Lady Musgrave Island in the distance: top of coral adapted to withstand air and sun for several hours each day. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR), one of … Read More

Life Down Under: Surf Sisters

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 Life Down Under: Surf Sisters Cylinder Beach, Mooloomba  Minjerribah, Queensland This weekend we took the train from Brisbane to a ferry bound for Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)—rumoured to have the best surfing in Queensland.  *I prefer the aboriginal names for … Read More

American Jazz Age Literature

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American Jazz Age Literature American Jazz Age Literature was a favourite of mine when I was in my teens/early twenties. I suppose I was drawn to the Flappers of Nineteen Twenties as they romanticized (and mirrored) the excitement and slight … Read More

Beachcombing at Pass-A-Grille, Florida

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Beachcombing at Pass-A-Grille, Florida Birds The photographs in this post were taken on the beaches near Pass-A-Grille, Shell Key and St. Pete, Florida. The ocean that meet the sands is teaming with wild life, such as dolphins (300 call the … Read More

Humans Value What They Know

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Humans Value What They Know If children do not explore nature, they do not know nature. They will not fight to protect what they do not know. It is imperative that parents take their children to the wild spaces near … Read More

Snow Tracks

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-Mix Hart A winter forest walk is like visiting a stunning, pristine foreign country with shy, yet welcoming inhabitants. Cedar trees relax their branches and snow thumps to the ground in greeting. Lynx, moose, rabbit, coyotes and deer walk the … Read More

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