Bush Journal Photos

Port Hills Plants

I’m collecting images of plants I’d like to grow!

I’ll figure our what they are later.  don’t they look great?


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Hope River

I walked from Windy Point to the Half-way Hut / Hope Shelter. Loved it.

Bush Journal Poems

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798

There is a verse in this poem I may have put on this blog before, but here is the whole poem with that verse highlighted.  It fits for me – recollecting my past but also still loving the bush. That verse is loaded with line after line that are each a “meme” on the internet. (the image above is nothing like the sylvan Wye but it is like the places I roam.)


Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798


Art Artists Bush

Toss Woolaston

The last post had bush paintings that relate to my growing up in Australia. But I love Aotearoa New Zealand — where I have spent most of my life. The bush is different. If you have a big screen click this painting by Toss Woolaston.

More from Woolaston in the Gallery that follows.

Art Bush

Bush Paintings – including two of mine.

Nolan, Boyd, Fred Williams and two of mine. Australia as I have it in my bones.

Sixteen images follow:

Art Art Talk Bush Journal Photos Psyche

Bush: in my life…

Bush Is one of my six life streams. Bush in Heathcote, Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Tasmania and Aotearoa New Zealand. And back to the Larapinta trail.  And the mountains of New Zealand. I’m  a bushwalker.  It’s an identity I developed in my teens. It’s never gone away.  I do more walking in the bush than is evident here.  This walking, climbing, mountaineering, tramping, camping and travel aspect is huge in my life but minimal in this blog, as I championed the  psyche in cyberspace.

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Growing up on the edge of two national parks I had the years from 8 to 18  years walking, running in beautiful bush.  And swimming in the hospitable creeks, surfing in the best beaches in the world.  Then I left for teachers college in Tasmania, one big national park.  After Tasmania,  aged 22 I went on a world ‘working holiday’, but climbing and skiing kept me there then university marriage and parenthood.  now in Aotearoa New Zealand still at 77 and almost part of the bush here.

Notice it was university as well that kept me here, part of another life stream I call Words.

And a relationship, another life stream.

Bush Category Tag Index

The Rovers Pool

Art Blog Bush Journal sketches

Pods — 2014

Did a few of these after I came back from a month in the bush. Posted here now as I tried to get it into the media library from Apple photos on thr iPad …. But no,  it publishes it as well.

Art Bush Creativity Photos



A Photo Project

I take these with abstract expressionist mentality, mood, perspective, eye.

Art Bush Digital Sketches



Post Larapinta Trail sketch

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Milo’s Maps

Myles and Milo Dunphy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

I have just ordered some of the original maps by Milo Dunphy. Beautifully executed sketch maps of the Blue Mountains in NSW.  I realised how much I loved these maps as a young man, boy really, beginning on my Bushwalking journey.  So now I want one for nostalgia’s sake, though who knows it may lead to a Blue Mountains holiday.  Will post a picture soon!