Category Archives: Australia

Sydney Panorama

When we went to Australia I made a lot of photos that I still love. In the first few days, we trekked up the hill to the Sydney Observatory, which has a fantastic view of Sydney. While there, I took … Continue reading

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Diabetes Swims with the Fishes

This post is part of February’s DSMA Blog Carnival. I feel like I’ve done a lot of great things despite having diabetes. I’ve gone many places and had some wonderful experiences, but I think the most awesome thing I’ve done … Continue reading

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Blurb Book Review

The photo book we designed and printed using Blurb arrived today. We both really like it! After all, it’s a bound book of our photographs. What’s not to love? What’s that? You want something more nuanced? You want to know … Continue reading

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Australia, The Home Movie

I finally uploaded the video that I made from our trip to Australia. Lisa and I hope you enjoy it. (Be sure to set the playback resolution to at least 480p.)

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Bookmaker

Yesterday — both before and after we went to the opening — Lisa and I created a photo book that’s about to be printed via Blurb. If you discount the A-B-C’s book I wrote and illustrated in kindergarten, it’s the … Continue reading

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Aussie Photos

We’ve been back for a while, and I’m occasionally reminded that I haven’t posted all of the photographs from our trip. Here they are! Ironically, I got sidetracked by the process of selecting and printing photographs, some of them you … Continue reading

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Salt – Lake Eyre by Murray Fredericks

On the return flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, I watched a lot of television and film: “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding,” “Invictus,” “Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos,” etc. Two documentaries really stuck in my mind, though. I have … Continue reading

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At Once Familiar and Strange

“Whole tribes of plants which first seem familiar prove on a nearer examination, total strangers . . and not only the species that present themselves are new, but most of the genera, and even natural orders.” — Botanist Sir James Smith (1759-1828) … Continue reading

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Aussie Photos – Part 4 (Birds)

Lisa and I are not birders. We like birds — mostly the pretty or unusual ones — and we frequently take snapshots of the birds we see while traveling. But we don’t have “life lists” of birds that we’ve seen. … Continue reading

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Australia Wants to Kill You (Aussie Photos – Part 3)

As we were preparing for our trip, we kept reading about all of the ways that we could die in Australia. Little did we know how many things could kill us there. Fortunately for us and the other foreign tourists, … Continue reading

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Aussie Photos – Part 2

  The first themed sets of photographs from our trip to Australia are now on Flickr: Indigenous Australian Art Eating our Way across Australia More are on the way soon!

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Where are the Pictures?

“Jeff, where are the pictures? We want to see what you saw. You’ve been back twelve days; how long can it take?” Once upon a time — you might even remember when — going on vacation meant waiting . . . and waiting . . . … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Jet Lag

They say — whoever They are — that to recover from jet lag it takes about a day for every hour of time difference. I think that They might be right. This morning we’ve been home for ten days, and … Continue reading

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Diabetes and the Aussie Adventure

We’re back from Australia — have been for about 30 hours. That, coincidentally, is about how long our Friday was. As always, the first night we slept soundly due to being completely wiped out by the trip home; but the … Continue reading

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Uluṟu Sunset

Well, I finally made it work. After striking out with the PC — more like deciding I didn’t want to stay up all night on vacation searching for Windows software to make the video — I fired up iMovie HD … Continue reading

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