Monthly Archives: February 2018

In praise of the dull

I was challenged today about my description last week of sparrows as dull. I hereby apologise fully to those sparky little fliers. I only meant their colour, not their character. And of course, that brings up the possibility of me being … Continue reading

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Sparrows as little gifts

I have noticed sparrows this week, those unobtrusive, dull, everyday birds, which nonetheless have a sparkiness and strength to them that really shines through. Birds, including sparrows (and like other animals), are relentlessly themselves too – no self-consciousness. They are … Continue reading

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Letter to self (from Pam)

I caught up with Pam on the phone recently. She wrote posts for this blog quite regularly in the early days, including some of the most viewed over the years such as Pam’s ode to the ghost gum and“Clay has a memory”. … Continue reading

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The hum of quiet action

I went to a birthday party last night – lovely evening and lots of nice people. I ended up speaking to quite a few folk I either didn’t know very well, or at all. One thing that came up a … Continue reading

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