The shape of things to come


Take pleasure in the small things, the every day beauties that surround us. The ordinary, once noticed, becomes extraordinary.

Atacama Desert, Chile Don’t be afraid to shoot for the sun. After all, it’s the closest star to aim for.

Spring arrives and life unfurls in scenes of ephemeral joy.   The lettuce eater: My lettuce seedlings have been disappearing. There one day, eaten down to the dirt the next. Neighbours and fellow gardeners laid the blame on the lady brushtail possum who lives in the old conifer across the way (and has lately had a few enamoured late night callers who make their way across my roof – ah, Spring), so I… Read More

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it! –William Hutchinson Murray, after Goethe

Starfish, Lady Bay, Tasmania. Hang in there, you’ll make it through.

Calvert’s Beach, Tasmania Take a moment to just breathe.

Fungi climb a tree, Powelltown State Forest, Victoria, Australia If you can’t change the situation, try changing your perspective.

Snow gentian (Gentianella sp.), Mt. Wellington Treasure the small joys and ephemeral beauties of daily life.

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. My greatest ambition is to just be a good man. To be better than I was yesterday. To do no harm. To give more than I take. To never strive for perfection but to try to live and love more perfectly. Being a good man to my family, my friends and to my community is the greatest ambition I can dream of. — Shervin Pishevar

Little pied cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos), Lake Daylesford, Daylesford, Victoria. Seek moments of stillness.