Tag Archives: beauty

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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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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“High biscuits”

When my niece was small (she is now 30-odd) and I had her round to my place or played with her at hers, we would do a bit of nature study from time to time – learning plant names. Two … Continue reading

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Celebrating the glorious eucalypt

Two posts this week – I also wanted to mark National Eucalypt Day, 23 March. There are so many beautiful gum trees – some of which have featured here beforeĀ  (and here). Here is a close up of some glorious … Continue reading

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Pandemic and pathways

The covid-19 virus is the big news this week – I have heard people talking about it on the tram, and in the street, as well as among my friends, and it’s of course on all news bulletins. Restrictions are … Continue reading

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Tenderness

It’s been a funny old week at my place. I am on holidays (hooray), and it was Writers Week, one of the highlights of my year, but my plans were somewhat derailed by… my leg, which has been misbehaving. I … Continue reading

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Discovering the creek

The Brownhill Creek Association are an amazingly active and positive group who have worked in and around the Brownhill Creek Reserve for many years. The Suzanne Elliott Charitable Trust has partnered with the Association in a small way, and we … Continue reading

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