“A study in scarlet eh? Why shouldn’t we use a little art jargon? There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”…..Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)

Did you know?

The color scarlet symbolizes courage, passion, force, joy and heat. In the earlier centuries, it was an expensive color that represented the upper classes of society and the wealthy. It is also a symbol of lust and sin, particularly prostitution and infidelity.

Try to put a little colour into your world. Can you really imagine a grey world, one without an ounce of colour?

Jimmy Bee


TREES – forests

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia

There’s something spooky about looking at ancient trees. One wonders what they have observed over their life span – what sort of animal or human species passed these same trees, say 500 years ago and if human, what did they experience?

Weindorfer Forest Walk, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.

The Weindorfers Forest Walk

leaves from Waldheim chalet and takes an easy grade through a forest of King Billy pines, celery-top pines and myrtles. The walk takes about 20 minutes at a gentle pace. Take a little extra time and view the displays in the chalet to catch a brief look at the life of the Weindorfers. For more information:

Weindorfer Chalet, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Weindörfer Chalet, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Tasmania, is one of the most beautiful spots on earth. It is an ancient land with ancient trees and history galore. Like New Zealand, it is an artist and Photographer’s playground. It is awe! awe! awe! awesome! and to think this is all on a small island at the bottom of Australia and unlike Australia, you can see a lot in a week. My wife and I took an organised tour with Discover Australia – and it was well worth it, the driver/guides were full of interesting information and only too happy to divulge it. For further information open link

I’ll be writing more about Tasmania at a later date.


Jimmy Bee