My local waterhole in the upper Mary Valley is often where I find art and nature connect. I never know what to expect in nature's gallery. It's always a delight for both me and my children.
Anonymous neighbourhood artists leave their inspired works for the next river swimmers to enjoy.
Interspersed among these creations are other naturally created 'installations' - a woven root, a cluster of fallen leaves, a rock pattern.
My children design their own worlds on the water's edge - shaping bays and harbours and playing with the flow. The beauty for them is in the movement and dynamic nature of the space, and the seemingly endless supply of things to create with. They leave these 'worlds' for other children to discover and play with, and for the river to reclaim.
It is so easy to spend hours in exploration, discovery and happy creative play here.