Neptune’s necklace

Hormosira banksii, a seaweed native to New Zealand and Australia, growing in a New South Wales south coast rockpool. This seaweed is also known as also known as Neptune's necklace, Neptune's pearls and - my favourite name for it - bubbleweed. The sea snails are Black Nerite Nerita atramentosa, commonly known as black periwinkles. 

Moonrise over Great Oyster Bay, Swansea Tasmania

This photo of Great Oyster Bay was taken at Swansea, Tasmania, the day before we ventured over to the Freycinet Peninsula (seen here across the bay) for a hike down to iconic Wineglass Bay. Tasmania is a huge source of inspiration for my fantasy fiction writing, with its beautiful, fierce wilderness and even fiercer convict … Continue reading Moonrise over Great Oyster Bay, Swansea Tasmania

What inspires you? Part 2 – outback flowers, New South Wales

I took this photo on a remote cattle station in the pastoral country between Broken Hill and Wilcannia, far west New South Wales. The bright little flowers are such a stark contrast to the red dirt in this semi-arid part of Australia. It's one of the reasons I'm so fascinated with Australia and using it … Continue reading What inspires you? Part 2 – outback flowers, New South Wales

Swamp Wallaby, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Swamp Wallaby at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory. Tidbinbilla undertakes important wildlife management and breeding programs to help with the conservation of endangered species. Although the swamp wallaby isn't endangered, this is just one of the many animals in the reserve.

Cascade at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia

I took this photo of the 'Cascade' glass sculpture by Sergio Redegalli when I attended amazing bestselling fiction author Fiona McIntosh's Commercial Fiction Masterclass at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in South Australia.