Branching Out

And the wind said, may you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch. May you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth.   Native American Prayer 

Cutting back

We’ve lived in our home for over 20 years and have seen many changes in nature in our yard.  Like this old gum tree tree, once lush and green and a haven for native bird life. We see it from our decking and I’ve written about it before in Home Among the Gum Trees.  It … More Cutting back

Leaves and Elves in Hurstbridge

I was out shopping locally today and couldn’t help stopping to admire the intricate work that’s gone into a colourful Christmas centre piece of nature, right here on my doorstep in Hurstbridge. This grand Wattle tree adds life and Christmas cheer to the main street of my friendly hometown village. It’s been lovingly decorated by community members in an … More Leaves and Elves in Hurstbridge