Category Archives: Fire

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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What a winter, but what a wonder…

Ten years on the Mount and what a winter we’ve had. Last weekend we tried to burn our ever increasing pile of winter debris, to no avail. Instead we set about trimming the abundant camellias – one of which shot … Continue reading

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A Very Hot Day

The weather bureau has forecast a day of extreme fire danger today. The thermometer is due to rise to around 40 degrees C. Such are our summers on the mountain and indeed in the southern quarter of Australia. The risk … Continue reading

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The Bush Beckons

The Bush Beckons.

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The Bush Beckons

Why do we enjoy living here? This is the question I alluded to last time. I’ll give you four reasons. 1. The four distinct seasons Having grown up in the sub-tropics, moving to a cold climate, seven hundred metres above … Continue reading

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