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Surprising creatures in daily life

Part 1: a sort of poem. I went to a meeting for work this week – a regional gathering of people working in the hoarding and squalor space. There were a lot of people there, and lots of energy to … Continue reading

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Suburban surprise

During the week I went to a part of Happy Valley that I haven’t been to before to see a client. To get there I went along a road I usually turn off when travelling between Noarlunga and Aberfoyle Park … Continue reading

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Ducklings and nasturtiums (spring)

It has been a gorgeous day today – clear blue sky, mild sunny weather, the smells of spring (wisteria blossoming, jasmine) and its colours (pansies in pots, marigolds, nasturtiums). There are babies being born too – notably for me this … Continue reading

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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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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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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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