“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello” – Paulo Coehlo. In just a few weeks (on Remembrance Day, the 11th of the 11th) we’ll be saying goodbye to our home of 26 years, and “Hello new life” as we start afresh and continue life’s adventure in our … More The Big Shift
As I write this from my van it’s raining outside. We’re camped on the edge of a lagoon near Gunbower Island in Victoria and the sky is grey. There’s no sunshine and who knows what the next 24 hours will bring. That’s the unpredictability of nature and, indeed, of life. The heat disappeared an hour … More Bringing colour into December
Within the eye of a storm things can change so quickly, with skies, black with anger, wreaking havoc. In many parts of the world we’re seeing so much unpredictable weather, overwhelming and fierce in it’s intensity. Mother Nature can be dramatic and unforgiving, but so can human nature. In the depths of a storm positive … More After the Storm
How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? Such a typical conversation starter, isn’t it? Secondary maybe to “how are you?”. Though I’ve often thought when people are in a rush, they don’t really want to know how we are. Not really, unlike the weather.
We have crazy weather in Melbourne. Some days are totally unpredictable. We can wake to cold thick fog and by lunch time the sun is out and the temperature has soared. By mid afternoon it can be blowing a gale. And by night fall the air’s cooled and I don’t know whether I should be … More Four Seasons in One Day
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
“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