Journal entries from May 2008 since relocating to Brisbane - missing the coastal habitat I was accustomed to in my previous location - I turned instead to walking the streets near my home and photographing the very different sub-tropical vegetation, picking up seedpods and leaves and taking in the details of this particular environment.
I turned to borrowing books from the Botanical Gardens to identify some of the Rainforest species and learn more of what I was seeing. Moving from a city where gardening and the natural environment had not been such a passion for locals I relished being somewhere where trees evidently were important even if only for the respite from the heat they offer. Gardens in my neighbourhood, whilst not traditional for the most part, do have an abundance of plants , bushes and trees to admire.
The impact of this abundant vegetation was significant due to my already keen interest in pods of every kind added to the present day story of seeds - with their vulnerability to market forces and climate shifts - and the fact of the list of endangered species climbing along with that of birds and creatures of every kind.