BeautyScope 398: Starry lineup

every night
I peep through the branches
to see stars
peering at their reflections

BeautyScope 396 : Root weaving

where no one sees
the trees weave
a mighty web
and hold firm

Floriade 2017

Greetings everyone!
To continue my series on views around Canberra, I have a post full of photos from our annual flower festival, Floriade.
Right next to the park where it is held, is this water jet named after Captain Cook. It has recently been refurbished and shoots higher than ever. We love it! 

Miles led the way to the ferris wheel this year. That was his goal. You will notice in the video Aiden didn't join in. He has struggled this year with asthma, and had to wear a mask.


The festival is mostly tulips with underplanting, planted out in interesting shapes. Believe it or not, this is a tulip not a rose!


Miles decided that he had "renewed my fear of heights" once the ride had started. That dubious look and clutching hand are not posed for the camera!

However he did admit that the views from the top were magnificent.

You could see the patterns beautifully, and even see the water jet.
This year being a significant anniversary year (the number of which escapes me), they planted out the lake as they used to do in the old days. It is so pretty, and one of the highlights for me.

This is a Spring planting in the normal park just outside the gates. I think it is almost better! Shhh.

And we escape out of the bamboo maze...phew!

This was taken near another lake which happens to be in the local cemetery. One of my places I go for some quiet time.

So here is a video of us tripping the light fantastic at Floriade 2017.
Oh, and I thought I'd share my poem about the Captain Cook Water Jet:
piercing the lake's surface
the water jet stabs skyward
taunting and tilting at the clouds
a spike of liquid
with delusions of grandeur
 Jazzy Jack
Til next time,
keep on creating!
Jazzy Jack

BeautyScope 392: Wave perfection

I didn't realise I was analysing waves
until I did
this one is close to perfect
with its cylindrical form
its colour
and ah! its spindrift

Where do we play?

Greetings my beautiful friends!

Recently I've posted a lot of photos from our beach holiday cabin, which has led to people understandably assuming we live there. So this post is designed to correct that, and give you a glimpse of our play space in our day to day lives.
We live 10 minutes walk away from a creek space which drops out of a dam holding up our local lake.
Here are a few shots of the local area. It is the wildest space in our vicinity, and while I love the beach more, it is a good second best. The bird calls are really lovely.

Taken during Winter near our lake.
Such serene reflections
Plenty of birds
Cockatoos fly around in gangs shrieking and swooping
Green spring blossoms!
Trees and water...hard to beat
My favourite pond below the dam
And of course I have a video to share on this topic
I hope you enjoyed your visit?
Til next time,
keep on creating!
Jazzy Jack

BeautyScope 391: Tripod tantrum

No! I'm not going!
I'm not, I'm not, I'm not!
You can't make me!

BeautyScope 390: Architectural oneupmanship

"Well lamp post
you think you're so wonderful
because you are taller than a mountain?"
"Look at me!" sneers the building