Monthly Archives: July 2016

Landscape of an Artist’s Being

Were they streams of thoughts or a series of dreamscapes? Today I visited an exhibition of artist/poet Johanna Ng’s work at Kinokuniya bookstore’s Wedge Gallery.  Like rushing streams, like craggy mountains, like floating lilies, and like so many familiar motifs impossible … Continue reading

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Session 9: Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners

After a break of four weeks we will resume the course for another eight weeks.  MOSAIC informs me that ‘a few’ new students have enrolled in the course.  I hope they will be comfortable with starting in Session 9. This … Continue reading

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Watson Bay to South Head, Sydney

If you arrive in Sydney by ship, you would have passed two headlands aptly named North Head and South Head.  Today my friends and I took a ferry north of the Harbour into the city and from there, another ferry … Continue reading

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A Warm Winter’s Day in Sydney

It was a foggy morning when Ben and Ang came to fetch me for a nursery ‘crawl’.  Actually Ben drove us to Dural in the Hills District of Sydney. First stop Hargraves Nursery which was still misty when we arrived. … Continue reading

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The Blog Limps Along as The Orchard Persists

I guess every blogger thinks of giving it up at some point.    I wonder how many blogs of the earliest days would still  be running after twenty years on the world wide web?   At this end of life … Continue reading

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