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Sun (indirectly)

I’ve been noticing the light lately, and thinking about the big old sun shining up there every day. It has such a massive impact on everything of course, and at the same time it’s not really possible to look at … Continue reading

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Highlights from a walking tour

I have been walking with Maxine these past few weeks when in Auburn. We have had a ‘project’ to travel the length of the Riesling Trail on foot from Auburn to Clare. It has been done over quite a few … Continue reading

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Blow it open

Postscript by Seamus Heaney And some time make the time to drive out west Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore, In September or October, when the wind And the light are working off each other So that the ocean … Continue reading

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Frost

It has been a cold week – and away from the moderating effect of the sea especially so. In Auburn the frosts have been fierce and the air crisp and sharp. I took some pictures of the beauty and strangeness … Continue reading

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Rallying

I went to the anti-racism (Black Lives Matter) rally in Adelaide today, a bit late but there (and thanks to Kathy for letting me know it was on). There was a terrific turn out, and it was a really good … Continue reading

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Crossing the creek

The Wakefield River winds through Auburn, cutting the town in two. There are two bridges – a road bridge and a foot bridge – as well as a ford, to cross from one side of town to the other. A … Continue reading

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Lorraine Lee

There is a huge Lorraine Lee rose bush blooming outside my bedroom window here in Auburn. This particular rose bush has been there for decades, and never gets pruned, but still it flourishes, providing colour and scent for much of … Continue reading

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Auntie Joan’s 100th birthday

Today, 17 May, would have been my Auntie Joan’s 100th birthday. She was dad’s older sister, and she died 3 years ago, just before her 97th birthday. She was married to Uncle Leo for over 70 years – they were … Continue reading

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A mother’s story (more travels with Pam)

This week we have a story from Pam, who has featured here many times before (eg here and here). She has been back to Texas on a trip with her youngest son, to see her grandchildren and one of her … Continue reading

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Maxine’s last day

It’s a funny thing, getting older. One of the nicest things about it for me is knowing people for a long time. Living, or even just staying in Auburn since I was born, means that there are some locals that … Continue reading

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