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Warmth in winter

It’s been a mild winter till the past week or two. Today was really windy and wild, with squalls of rain interspersed with a cool sunny spells. With the grey skies and subdued colours in the landscape, it’s lovely to … Continue reading

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Writing lives, reading lives

This afternoon I went to a book event at Sophia, the spirituality centre at Cabra, featuring Mag Merrilees (who has featured in this blog many times). It was a lovely event, with readings and talk from Mag about her writing … Continue reading

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A mark that holds a moment

I went to the Jam Factory today and saw an exhibition there by the glass maker Clare Belfrage. It was lovely work – you will get an idea from a few of the photos below (as usual click to enlarge) … Continue reading

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Magpies (but not as we know them)

I went to the Impressionists exhibition at the art gallery this week and was particularly struck by the picture by Claude Monet of a magpie sitting on a gate in a snowy landscape. It’s a terrific picture, but the magpie … Continue reading

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Tatty roses

Here it is the middle of winter and there are still roses in gardens… July. Roses. What is this? They are not the gorgeous blooms of spring and summer; they are holding on gamely to bushes that need pruning; they … Continue reading

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Big waves, little birds

Last weekend I spent some time at Carrickalinga, a fantastic beach south of Adelaide, on the wild (weather) side of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It’s a long sandy beach, two actually, with rocky outcrops between them and at the far ends. … Continue reading

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Ripples over time (more from small towns)

  I went to Auburn early last weekend – on Friday arvo instead of my usual Sunday morning. This was so that I could go with dad to the opening of the renovated Auburn Institute that evening. The Institute was … Continue reading

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