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A garden lookout


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

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Lavender fields forever


If you’re ever in northern Tasmania, a must see is Bridestowe Lavender farm for its pure, pure lavender oil.

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Hibiscus holiday


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

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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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Christmas in July


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

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Surf side


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

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Mystery plant identified


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

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The golden dogwood


The golden dogwood, heralding summer.

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On Earth Day…Commandments for the Earth.


For Earth Day…

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Take a walk on the wild side …


As our autumn starts to reveal its true splendour, we should take some time to walk and wander around the neighbourhood. It’s not often that we can walk in solitude. Invariably our walk is pleasantly interrupted by a quick chat … Continue reading

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