Week 32: Water


Water and light.


A bluebottle is a pretty little sea creature with a painful sting in its tail (or tentacles). Bluebottles are fascinating creatures and despite appearing to be single animals they’re actually colonial organisms known as siphonophores. This was one of many found in the water, and washed up on the beach, on the NSW South Coast. One of them left its mark on a Finnish Exchange student’s ankle while she was learning to surf. Did you know a group of bluebottles is called an ‘armada’?


Water – a very distant memory.


Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away – Sarah Kay.


I was thrilled to see the theme for this week as I’d had an idea I’ve been wanting to try for ages, and this was the perfect excuse to give it a go. Take a glass bowl, lift it off the ground somehow and fill it with water. Add a few drops of olive oil, some dishwashing liquid, slide a piece of orange cardboard underneath, add a light … and hey presto! This one’s safe to try at home.


After four and a bit years of living in Victoria, we finally found a place near the water that feels like home…

Next week…

Our week 33 theme is: A detail…