Category Archives: bushland

The road less travelled


Today is my grand-daughter, Jasmine’s tenth birthday – I wish for her – a good road; a bejewelled road; a kind road; a healthy road; a joyous road; a peaceful road; a road filled with love, courage and confidence. May this … Continue reading

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Friday’s view


Yellow iris – first flush    Coupled with pale pastel rose   Ready for the long weekend – this afternoon’s view from the back deck – happy weekend gardening 🙂   

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That’s life


More often than not, an opportunity to be in the garden offers a time for reflection. I reflect on recent changes, our return from Prague and family. I used to say that all problems are solved in the garden. For … Continue reading

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Capture


After months of sunless days, today we captured the sun.    These tiny seasonal delights appeared and were caught – tangible sunshine.   Though the light fades and returns, the start of Spring is near.    White cat captures the moment.   And these … Continue reading

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Mid-winter garden


It’s time I went back into the garden. Our rambling garden is never too far from my thoughts even when I am away. However, despite its low light and chill, winter is a special season here. It was during this … Continue reading

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The Caves


We have left our garden, cats and chickens for a short time to travel to Western Australia. This much awaited second trip will take us form Perth to Albany, about a six hour drive, south, staying in various locations in … Continue reading

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Peppermint Gum


To my non-Aussie readers you may presume this post will tout the benefits of masticating a certain confectionery. No. Or indeed if you are crafty you may presume a perfumed, gluey substance suitable for many projects. To my Aussie readers … Continue reading

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Mountain Perils


Living on the Mount can be serene and immensely beautiful, however, it can also be very perilous. A silent kangaroo – camouflaged; a wombat hole, deep enough to fall in to and…. </a this sight which greeted us a few … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day from a secret friend


We have a tall, dark, 6 foot stranger living in our garden. We thought we heard him a few weeks ago. We thought we saw him a few days ago. Then today, here he was staring straight at us. He … Continue reading

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Go to the back of the block, sit down and stop


As any one with a large (or even not so large) garden knows, there are always jobs to do: extensive seasonal tasks like pruning and planting as well as weekend jobs such as raking and weeding. With so many tasks … Continue reading

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