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Harvest time (and Hamley Bridge)

I was up at Auburn today, and driving back particularly noticed that wheat is being harvested. Big machines reaping in twilight paddocks, the dust like mist across valleys. It is very beautiful at this time of year. The light can … Continue reading

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Month of Action (including another Butterfly Walk)

November (and it’s immediate surrounding weekends) is known as the Month of Action on Domestic Violence in the city of Onkaparinga. I have taken part in three activities this year, culminating yesterday in the Butterfly Walk, which has featured here … Continue reading

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Purple Rain

After work yesterday I went, briefly, to Unley. This post is not about the market I went to, nor about the rain that threw itself out of the sky in a blast of weather at about that time (it was … Continue reading

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Mag’s blog

Following up from last week’s post, which was inspired by Mag Merrilees and her terrific book Tales Queer and Familiar, here is a link to her blog, where ‘Tales…’ make their first appearances. You may like to subscribe. The latest … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds

A Turk’s turban pumpkin – seedling on left (in the garden in Auburn) and the fully grown thing (photo from the internet). I wrote this post in the early days of this blog (November 2013 to be exact), but didn’t … Continue reading

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Putting down the stone

Today was the first day of the Feast Festival here in Adelaide, and I went to a book-reading in the city by Mag Merrilees, whose warm and funny book Fables Queer and Familiar has featured here before. It was a … Continue reading

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Bee happy

Today was the final day of the bee project that started a few weeks ago. The idea was to make pots to grow plants that will attract bees as part of CHO’s Year of the Bee activities.  It was great … Continue reading

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