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Alive Alive-O

This week was the anniversary of Howard Florey‘s birth, and close to two years since I was ill and in need of antibiotics. It’s a bit weird to think I might have died, since I didn’t, but very easy to … Continue reading

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Shoots (more signs of spring)

In Auburn this weekend, and the vines everywhere – our back yard and throughout the town and district – are shooting. Tender green leaves emerging from seemingly nowhere; old and decrepit root stock (or newer vines for that matter) bursting … Continue reading

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Visiting

It has been a week of visiting – catching up with folk I haven’t seen for a while, doing things I haven’t done for a while. Some will appear on the blog over the coming weeks (once I track down … Continue reading

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Nests

It’s spring and the birds are making nests. I have seen a pair of murray magpies building in a tree near Kaye’s as I went for a walk in the past week or so. The photos below show them poking … Continue reading

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Flowers in the desert

This week’s post features photos taken by Maggie and Laurie (from the Trust) on their recent trip to the north of South Australia. They found this amazing carpet of Sturt’s Desert Pea flowers near Roxby Downs, and sent through the … Continue reading

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Libraries (and librarians) are wonderful

Libraries have been an important place in my life. The local library in Auburn when I was a kid was a place of regular pleasure and anticipation. All those books waiting to lead me to imagination, other lives and other … Continue reading

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Blossom time again

Spring is definitely in the air here – over the past couple of weeks I have noticed trees blossoming everywhere, particularly almond trees, with their beautiful white flowers. We have prunus trees in our street in Auburn but they are … Continue reading

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Appreciation

This week it’s a treat to have a guest post written by Sarah, who helped me set up this blog all those years ago, and wrote this story not long afterwards. Since then her life has changed a lot, as … Continue reading

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Hints of past lives

Last weekend I went to the Barossa Valley with the Trust. We gathered as we have done yearly to do jobs that take time and to think together about what we are up to. It always brings thoughts of Suzanne … Continue reading

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Flowers inside

I’ve been looking through my photos over the years and I have lots of pics of little bunches of flowers that I have picked from our garden or dad’s garden but mostly from neighbours, friends, over the fence, on the … Continue reading

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