Saturday, April 14, 2007

Beyond Bondi Beach: The Beauty of Australia

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[Australia's epic Uluru, formerly known as "Ayer's Rock".]

Being part security guard and part magpie allows me unprecedented access to discarded shiny things. One such recent find was a copy of "Australian Geographic", a magazine devoted to the natural wonders of Australia.

Where else in one magazine could I learn about the magic of Uluru, the resurgent Wollemi pine, the world's most beautiful pest (the sulphur-crested cockatoo), or pioneering aviator Nancy Bird? In print, that is.

What an amazing hour I spent devouring this handsome magazine. With many more (issues and hours) to come, I hope.

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