Autumn in Canberra, Australia
Autumn views in Canberra

Scene from picture books;
eye-popping and unreal;
sometimes seems nature.

No one is immune

Trees in winter, Canberra

Looking sickly pale,
slender bones, brittling in cold;
the flu gets trees, too.

Manmade; pointless

Moon on an Autumn afternoon
3 pm on an autumn afternoon

Precious jewel, time,
exclusive to the elite—
hokum, day moon shows.

Master’s palette

Autumn afternoon, Canberra

Look up and around
at nature’s colouring book—
the world as we know.

The audacity


Reaches for the skies,
defies the unnatural,
as nature intends.