This is inspired by our Easter weekend getaway to the Hinterlands in New South Wales. We had some fantastic walks within some beautiful dense rainforest bushland. Trees were everywhere displaying many natural spectrums of greens and browns, a fantastic relief from the boring greys of cities!
A few months ago Hazel and I visited the NASA Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla. I drive past this everyday to and from work and it always amazes me how huge the dishes are (biggest in the Southern hemisphere). I also like the way it compares the advancement of technology with the beauty of nature as you view it on the landscape, which I wanted to show in my illustration.
This Tracking Station had the privilege of being able to record the very first Moon Landing, so inside the Tracking Station’s museum like visitor centre you will find information, photos and memorabilia from this, not to mention a piece of Moon rock that is on display!
Driving to work on Monday morning I was lucky again to see a Wedge Tailed Eagle at the side of the road munching on something dead. I stopped as quick as I could. I fumbled around in my bag trying to find my camera, and in my excitement my lunch just spilled out instead! Once I got my camera and out of the car, the Wedgy had started to fly away! It flew into the distance to join another one on a branch, and inspired me to do this half silhouette picture.
I must remember to have my camera ready and within grabbing distance, as I especially want a picture of these Wedgies!