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

Lessons from a Bird

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

It’s not Unusual

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

Whatever the Weather 

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.

Fierce Creatures

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

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

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

Tweet, Tweet!

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.