Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Journal of Beauty 2 - Where the wild things are

Posted by Penny Jones on Saturday, October 29, 2011, In : Journal of Beauty 

24 hours in Booderee National Park, NSW, Australia

7.30pm-5.37am
Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop! Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop! Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop!

It’s dark. It’s late. It’s loud! There’s no mistaking the proximity of the neighbouring swamp: Croak croak, bwaaaark, bur bur, croak, bwaaark, pop!

Head on the pillow, canvas whimpering gently in the breeze, I tune in completely. As the frog chorus reaches a cres...


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Journal of Beauty 1 - My compost bin

Posted by Penny Jones on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Journal of Beauty 

Oh ho. What’s this? A delicious earthy whiff as a greeting; a decadent orgy of decay within.

I open the side door and drop to my knees in reverence. God it’s beautiful! A wriggling and wiggling mass of bodies: worms slip sliding and intertwining, an extended family of earwigs playing rough and tumble in an eggshell, slugs high fiving tentacles in an orgasm of delight; and who’s this? Mr Cockroach, you lucky duck, you’re in heaven aren’t you? My kitchen (your previous hangout) can...


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Penny Jones Penny is a outdoor enthusiast with the main life aims of world peace and a pollution-free environment. Big dreams, you might say, but as an uncrushable optimist she believes in aiming high. She contributes to this vision in small powerful ways such as smiling, composting, growing veggies and above all by being kind to every plant, animal and human being who crosses her path. Her current motto: those who say it can't be done should get out of the way of those already doing it.

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