They don’t make them like they used to

I love motel rooms that have original bathroom features. These days hotels and motels have fixtures that will fall apart in less than a decade. The Aneth Lodge in Cortez Colarado has a bath, sink and toilet built to last.

I’m not sure how old the motel is, but the bathroom has a Deco feel. One thing is certain, while it’s unlikely to be of deco vintage, the motel predates the “built-in obsolescence” era.

I feel sad that these days the decor changes are so rapidly that beautiful functional designs can all but vanish as people devalue them because they are deemed unfashionable.

Time slips by

Marcus Creek Interpreted

GCS Entry

These paintings are to be hung as a group representing the changes in the tannin-stained creek at Marcus Beach. In the dry season the creek flows gently then eventually dries so that it no longer meets the sea. Storms come in from the ocean in the wet season pushing surging waves up the creek against the natural flow.

Twilight at the dog beach

Jimmy Twilight at Marcus Beach

Couldn’t help myself. Took the camera to beach this evening,

Tree shapes, Mt Timbertop

Mt Timbertop dead tree

On the ridge of Mt Timbertop in the Howqua Hills, Victoria, there stands the skeleton of a venerable snowgum. I paid homage to its life by photographing the ‘sky patterns’ where once a solid limb branched, and bringing to life a grey ghoul, a Halloween mask, perhaps even a human face.

Coffee art

The intense look of concentration commanded my attention, despite the distracting din of the mid-morning coffee crowd at Coffee Chakra in Myrtleford. I became engrossed in witnessing the coffee making process. There was care and precision in each slowly angled movement of the coffee jug, as if the maker had an artist’s brush in his hand. With three beautiful coffees already served at our table, I knew the fourth would be the masterpiece.

How nice to re-connect with the folks at Coffee Shakra and to introduce our coffee loving friends.

Tree shapes, Mt Timbertop

Mt Timbertop dead tree

On the ridge of Mt Timbertop in the Howqua Hills, Victoria, there stands the skeleton of a venerable snowgum. I paid homage to its life by photographing the ‘sky patterns’ where once a solid limb branched, and bringing to life a grey ghoul, a Halloween mask, perhaps even a human face.