Midweek Moment #41: Stories are everywhere

As writers we often spend a lot of time at our desks. So what happens when we go for a walk? There are stories everywhere!


Do you look up or down when you go for a hike? Blue Eyes is a looking up person, always with his eyes at the tree canopy, or at eye level, pointing out different trees. I’m mostly a looking down person, eyes scanning the ground for flowers, fungi or other items that catch my eye. It makes sense, because I’m a details person.

While walking in Jarrahdale last weekend, I spotted what I can only describe as a bulb casing. It would have housed the bulb of a Watsonia plant, which has a pretty pink flower, but is regarded as a weed. I was intrigued by the beautiful patterning so I took it home for later photography. Up close, the intricacies of the woven casing reminded me of basket weaving and how so much of what we do is mirrored in, or inspired by, nature.


Louise tells me she’s not had much time for photography this week, so she dipped into her archives. Her photo was taken a few weeks ago in Tasmania.

“A couple of weeks’ ago, my husband and I returned to Tasmania for my cousin’s wedding. It was held at Brickendon, a convict-built farm in Longford, which is in the north of the state, a twenty minute drive from Launceston.

The wedding was in the gardens of this historic homestead, and then we walked down a few rural lanes to an old barn for the reception. This photo actually shows the easy, non-muddy part of the walk! I liked the scene as it’s typically Tasmanian: rural and vibrant, and like stepping back in time.”

It’s gorgeous and I would have taken this photo, too, if I’d been on that walk. It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables.

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Once a week, Louise (of Louise Allan: Life From the Attic) and I team up to share creative photos on our websites. It’s all part of our challenge to stretch ourselves creatively.




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