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The everyday and the extraordinary loves of life. We have a one acre cold zone garden in rural Victoria, Australia. This blog chronicles its ever changing nature. We also love traveling and writing, our cats, the sea, cooking, and of course, our garden.
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Garden meets seaside Sorrento. Beautiful succulents, Eco shop and recycled metals.
Idyllic bathing huts – Dromana – relax and reflect.
Record rainfall over the last few months have prevented me from spending time in the garden. We have had snow, wind, hail and low level flooding! What a winter! I guess this little fellow is waiting patiently for my return. … Continue reading
If you’re ever in northern Tasmania, a must see is Bridestowe Lavender farm for its pure, pure lavender oil.
It is time for us to visit the tropical north again. Not only do we escape the mountain cold for a short while but it offers us an opportunity to see my family and catch up with friends. For the … Continue reading
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
The annual Christmas in July expedition to country Victoria with the family’s Buick Car Club. A suitably cold day needing long coats and hats. A lovely, hot Christmas lunch and lots of classic cars. Our own white 1982 model went out … Continue reading
During school holidays each year we try to escape the Mount for a short period of time. We visit family and friends in Queensland and bask in the sub-tropical sun. This time round our yearly pilgrimage took us, not only … Continue reading
You may recall in my recent post entitled Spring or Autumn, I had purchased a plant which I thought was an orchid at a local garage sale. Having scoured the gardening books, I could not identify it. However, with the … Continue reading
The golden dogwood, heralding summer.