Tag Archives: summer

Christmas flowers (hint: not holly)

It’s funny how we here in the southern summer have so completely taken on northern hemispherical ideas about Christmas – the snow and wintry looks to so many cards, the Christmas decorations daubed with pretend snow and the ‘frosted’ trees. … Continue reading

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Harvest time (and Hamley Bridge)

I was up at Auburn today, and driving back particularly noticed that wheat is being harvested. Big machines reaping in twilight paddocks, the dust like mist across valleys. It is very beautiful at this time of year. The light can … Continue reading

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Peaches

This summer has been very fruit oriented in the blog and in life, and for completion’s sake, here is the other fruit that has featured heavily for me, with picking, eating, giving away and cooking all achieved. Deirdre called me … Continue reading

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Regeneration

About a month┬ábefore Christmas there was a fire north of Adelaide that burnt through thousands of hectares of crop land. Some of the fire ground is in my path as I travel to Auburn, so it has been sobering and … Continue reading

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At the Beach

It is the end of a wild and windy day, with more rain here than for months. I went for a walk earlier and nearly got blown away. This is in stark contrast to so many days in this long … Continue reading

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Apricot heaven

It’s the time of year when stone fruit is falling off trees in backyards all over the state (when it’s not being eaten by birds that is). I have had some delicious nectarines this year, and peaches too. My brother … Continue reading

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Sunflowers

I am the world’s worst gardener – or at least a contender for the title – and as ever, didn’t manage to grow the sunflowers that I planted after being given a few seeds at a community event at the … Continue reading

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