Bexhill on Sea, England

Old and Beautiful

September 9, 2014 | Leave a comment

I may be old but with age comes great wisdom and enduring beauty          

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Wine Country - Coonawarra

Wine Country – The pickers hut

July 21, 2014 | 1 comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH     I live in a very beautiful part of the world, and as it happens it is “Wine Country”. Our State and country is well endowed with such wonderful landscapes, full of the elixir of life. If you haven’t tried it yet I can hopefully bring some of […]

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Ginko 'Gold'

A Reverence for Trees – Ginko Treasure

June 22, 2014 | Leave a comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH I still remember the first time I saw a Ginko (Ginko biloba) tree. It was at the University of California, Berkeley Campus, it was autumn and the tree was resplendent in its beautiful gold frock, a glorius gilt lawn under its feet. The Ginko is a curious tree, for […]

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Welcome to the Googlesphere

May 24, 2014 | Leave a comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH The great mechanical auk stirred from its roost and ambled across to the end of the spit which jutted out into the ocean below Sydney. It had a little stretch and a sigh, then a gulp, before finally committing to leave for warmer climes. It lumbered straight down the […]

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Liquidamber autumn-2

A Reverence for Trees – If we didn’t have trees how would we know when it was autumn?

May 14, 2014 | Leave a comment

  Maybe you could suggest some other things that remind you of autumn?  

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The ancient olive of Acharavi

A Reverence for Trees – The ancient olive of Acharavi

May 4, 2014 | Leave a comment

Trees are one of the great joys of my life but I know most people don’t give them a second look. I must confess that I do get upset when majestic trees are cut down. Why? Because their great presence and wisdom cannot easily be replaced, and also because it is usually unnecessary. I shall […]

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Dusk at the obelisk

Trembling Red-Knees at Robe

March 13, 2014 | Leave a comment

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH   Just back from a week down south on the coast at lovely Robe. I managed to get some time chasing birds, mostly wading birds, around the Outlet Lakes on the edge of town. It’s a great spot to watch birds and there is a huge variety there, especially […]

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Blck-winged Stilt

The bird whose beak leans to the right!

February 13, 2014 | 2 comments

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH   I only had a couple of very short windows of opportunity to find the Wrybill, one in the morning and one the following afternoon. The bird is only found in New Zealand where it favours pebbled riverbeds which split into multiple channels, so-called braided rivers. It can also […]

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January’s art

January 3, 2014 | 4 comments

 TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH Surprisingly mid-summer is a time of flourish in Australian forests and woodlands. Many of the gum trees are flowering, providing nectar and food for a myriad of parrots. The little Musk Lorikeets in our street dart about the place in family groups like MIG fighter jets, tearing up the […]

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Hold a dragonfly in your hands

November 22, 2013 | 2 comments

TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MURRAY UNKOVICH Hold a dragonfly in your hands. Its wings feel like paper. When they fly you can hear the flicking of the corner of a ream of crisp, virgin paper. I can hear a wad flying above me now, over my bird hide. An upturned woolpak supported by wooden stakes, […]

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