Some Good news from the Ashes of the Fires

I, like most Aussies and many around the world, have become traumatised witnesses to the megafires burning throughout the eastern seabord of Australia. I couldn’t think of what to write and then remembered the monthly WeAreTheWorldBlogfest and the commitment of all participating bloggers to find a positive story of humanity to share with the world.… Read More Some Good news from the Ashes of the Fires

The Blessings of Natural Abundance or Why I’m not Celebrating Christmas This Year

This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath. Gustave Flaubert Every morning, around 5.30 I pass the Royal Poinciana and Mango trees. I noticed the beauty of the Poinciana… Read More The Blessings of Natural Abundance or Why I’m not Celebrating Christmas This Year

Saturday Morning, Sydney Harbour, Heatwave Hangover

Records are being broken; yes its summer but unlike other summers past. The seasonal heat, its intensity, duration and coverage, has changed making it hard to enjoy the beauty and languor of the summer holidays in Australia. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/bom-warns-of-scorching-sydney-weather-with-top-of-45c/10723824 How we live our lives during such a time has changed-aircon is essential not optional, (thank you… Read More Saturday Morning, Sydney Harbour, Heatwave Hangover

After the flood

” Sorry, we dont stock that line since….the flood” “They’re not here anymore but have moved out of town..to Goonellabah (the hill above the town)” This was a frequent refrain from residents of Lismore, the Northern Rivers town which suffered major flooding in March 2017. It’s only a little over six months since it happened… Read More After the flood