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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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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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Mannum!

I am writing this in Mannum, beside the river, after spending a weekend here. It has been beautiful – restful, restoring, fun and just a real change. Kaye and Megan have been here for various parts of the weekend, and … Continue reading

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Sparrows as little gifts

I have noticed sparrows this week, those unobtrusive, dull, everyday birds, which nonetheless have a sparkiness and strength to them that really shines through. Birds, including sparrows (and like other animals), are relentlessly themselves too – no self-consciousness. They are … Continue reading

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The large and small – an end of year walk

I went for a walk tonight – my last beach walk for the year as I will go to Auburn tomorrow. It was beautiful out, and lots of ordinary-but-not-if-you-look things to see along the way. Here are the pics I … Continue reading

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Misty Morning

For many years I have been walking twice a week with my friend Kaye. One morning we leave from her place and walk through the park and along the old ‘creek’ (now more of a drain) in a circuit and … Continue reading

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Tenderness

This week, the fragility and tenderness of life have been very evident to me. Not only have people who are dear to me been unwell, some of them seriously so, but I have been reminded of how my¬†own insecurities and … Continue reading

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