Birds need Extra Water

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think”. Rumi Except that the birds aren’t singing very loudly today. There’s a heat wave moving across Australia this week. As I sit down to write this post and share a long overdue book review, it’s a sweltering 41°C outside.  The trees … More Birds need Extra Water

A Magical Sky

Have you ever had such an urge to write that it just flows out of you? That’s how I feel right now. I’ve never posted anything while camping, completely unedited and from my phone, so this is a first for me. Tonight I’m camping on the banks of the Campaspie River in Victoria. A place … More A Magical Sky

Travel theme: Pairs

Life is so much more fun in pairs. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy time alone, which is fortunate as hubby’s interstate for work again. I’ve kept myself busy, especially with a four legged energetic Lamborghini in the family.  But it’s always better when he’s around, sharing the highs and lows, the good days … More Travel theme: Pairs

Goodbye Summer

Your rays lifted my moods when grey clouds reined. Strong beams sustained me through languid days. Tides roll out Autumn colors waiting to meet others long for your warmth while I welcome sweet relief. It’s been a long and humid summer in Australia and, as much as I love the sunshine and spending lazy days … More Goodbye Summer

Stress free camping – Enjoying the simple things

You don’t need to travel far to have a good break. Just one night of camping does wonders in lowering stress levels and getting back to basics. This weekend we drove less than two hours from Melbourne to reach Majors Creek, near Seymour.  A tranquil river side setting surrounded by majestic gum trees and plenty … More Stress free camping – Enjoying the simple things

Wednesday Wandering

Every morning I walk my dog Harry, unless something happens to throw me off schedule.  It’s always a peaceful way to start the day, it clears the cobwebs and allows me to focus on the moment.  This morning I noticed the signs.  Everywhere I looked they were all around me. The creek, normally so clean … More Wednesday Wandering

Renewal in Rain

“The rain washes away the pain, it washes away the guilt. It paves the way for something new, It sets the table for fresh beginnings, For all of its darkness it renews.” Here in Melbourne the weather has been up and down lately. It’s hot for a week or so, then a cool change blows … More Renewal in Rain