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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Photo Scavenger Hunt; A book that you would recommend...

Once again I'm joining in with Deb 's Photographic Scavenger Hunt. Hmmm...just one book eh?? Tough one!
Should I perhaps present this 'coffee table' style book that DH and bought while on a holiday to Tasmania a few years ago? As a Queenslander I probably would never have known about 'The Wall' if some friends had not stumbled across it on their holiday and insisted that it was worth our while to visit. What is 'the Wall'? It has nothing to do with Pink Floyd lol!

'The Wall' is the work of master sculptor, Greg Duncan and is situated in the Tasmanian town of Derwent Bridge. Greg is working on a history of Australia using the medium of timber. It is a work in progress and is magnificent... Photography is not allowed in the gallery and even though I rarely buy such books, I knew I had to have this one! I wanted my friends to know about this place!

Some of the pages fold out to show one whole panel of the carvings...

A close-up of one of those fold out pages...

Another page in this magnificent book...
But then again...maybe I could present this book as being one I would recommend to fellow gardeners...I got it for Christmas a few years ago and it contains a mine of information on gardening, especially in Queensland conditions. It was written by Colin Campbell who sadly passed away a little while ago. A lot of it is written in a question and answer format and covers so many things and I've found it to be so useful!

 My friend (and DH's cousin) knew Colin Campbell personally so she was able to get it signed by Colin before she gave it to me.


Incidentally, Colin's book is resting on another favourite book of mine 'What Flower is that' by Stirling Macoboy which was given to me by my brother as it was one of his favourites :-) I love leafing through it to find out the names of plants that I've seen...it has all of the plants that are detailed also with an illustration...very handy. 

But then again maybe I should just present another favorite book...one that is familiar to many bloggers...
Yes it's Rhonda Hetzel's book which was published earlier this year and is in its second printing. DH and I were lucky enough to be able to attend a book talk by Rhonda at a Brisbane Bookstore, The Avid Reader at West End. I recently heard DH telling a visitor that book 'was all that you needed to be a homemaker'...showed he paid attention to what Rhonda said in her talk :-) I think DH summed it up very well.

5 comments:

Sue Grier said...

Yes it definitely was a hard choice this week to pick only one book. Great favourites Maria. Down to Earth was my second choice.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

I love your choice of books. "The Wall" is beautiful. As a gardener I admire your Colin Campbell book and what can I add to your comment about Rhonda's book. I have a copy I bought when Rhonda made an appearance in Brisbane - and check her blog each day.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

I love your choice of books. "The Wall" is beautiful. As a gardener I admire your Colin Campbell book and what can I add to your comment about Rhonda's book. I have a copy I bought when Rhonda made an appearance in Brisbane - and check her blog each day.

DEB said...

Down to Earth is a favourite of mine as well and so is What Flower is That? Peter Cundall's gardening book is used mostly at my home as he is my neighbour so he writes about whats suitable round here. Its an all weather book with tough plastic pages so you can take it into the garden with you and it wont get wrecked.

Linn said...

I want to go to Tassie!!
I also have Down To Earth, it's fabulous.
And loved watching Colin Campbell on Gardening Australia.
And Deb, how lucky to have Peter Cundall as your neighbour!
Great post Maria.