Journeys & Observations Further Afield

I was raised close to the Indian Ocean and after living in the south along the Southern Ocean for nearly two decades when I first lay eyes on the Indian Ocean recently on a trip to Perth, it struck me how blue and flat it was. You always look out to it from the mainland. … Continue reading Journeys & Observations Further Afield

Reprieve 1st of March ’19

At 4am it started to rain. I don't recall the last time I heard rain. Decent rain. It was over two months ago. I love the summer, but the garden is drying out down to the depths of itself. The garden got a further watering with grey water to make sure it got a decent … Continue reading Reprieve 1st of March ’19

Emergence

The tadpoles are emerging from the water. Though still froglets with diminishing tales they are climbing onto the newly added sticks in their little, table-top aquarium. I was surprised by two things that I had quite forgotten about since my childhood. 1) That they are such big tadpoles and then they become a rather small … Continue reading Emergence

Entering Bunuru

In our part of the world, the southern, south west coast of Western Australia, we have shifted into the Second Summer. Bunuru, according to local Noongar traditional wisdom is The Season of Adolescence and February on our modern calendar, is usually the hottest month of the year. For me though, it has dulled in its … Continue reading Entering Bunuru

Inner Harvest

I continue on my own personal food revolution . . . Though the picture above of our garden during late summer here in the Far South shows an indication of summer abundance, it is what grows between the crops that has interested me. Ripening pumpkins hang from vines or sit on carefully placed, tufted cushions … Continue reading Inner Harvest