“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
Some camp spots are worth revisiting, more than once. I think Yanakie, on the doorstep of Wilsons Promontory National Park, takes the record for the amount of times we’ve been back in two years. Last weekend was trip number five, an impromptu overnighter and a prelude to hubby’s birthday this Friday. It’s a special place … More Date night at the Prom
Why do seagulls live by the sea? Because if they lived by the bay they’d be a bagel! Sorry, I know that’s pretty corny but it reminded me of some cheeky seagulls we met on a recent trip. They were everywhere. Come to think of it I seem to be attracting a lot of birdlife … More Prolific cheeky Birdlife
Going after our dreams isn’t always smooth sailing, but then again, nothing worthwhile ever is. Before you can fly, you have to learn how to walk. When we set our mind on something it can feel exhilarating. However, when doubters come and question our dreams it can bring us down with a thump. They don’t … More Lessons from a Bird
We’ve seen some strange things on our travels. I guess that’s what makes travelling in Australia so interesting and so much fun. It’s not often you see kinky art in country paddocks but at Mt Cole State Park these two are permanently intertwined. This is in the same paddock. Makes you wonder what the artist … More It’s not Unusual
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.
Australia has a reputation for having some of the fiercest creatures in the world. We have deadly snakes, stingers and the odd croc up north, but sometimes things aren’t always as they seem. What can appear downright scary on the surface can be pretty harmless, if we’re game to look closer. Still, I have to … More Fierce Creatures
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
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
I had another visitor drop in for breakfast this morning. All decked out in Christmas colors! Once again I’m reminded of how fortunate I am to live in such a peaceful and natural environment. Simple pleasures that brighten my days.