Winter Hits

Spoiler Alert: I wrote this post and then realised that some readers may jump to conclusions. So just to set things straight this is NOT a post featuring such chilly hit songs as A Hazy Shade of Winter, The Ice of Boston, Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow or Snowblind. So let us continue, and … Continue reading Winter Hits

July Update :Sun, Rain & Little Rock, AR

  What a month. The entry of Winter and with some decent rain showers and the occasional hail it asserted its arrival. We've still had  some wonderful sunny days however. From Sunday the 8th of July to the 12th we had beautiful, sunny weather. It was like summer had arrived. A real taste of summer. … Continue reading July Update :Sun, Rain & Little Rock, AR

Binalup – Place of Morning Light

Our own little paradise is snuggled within the greater paradise of Middleton Beach, Albany and the Great Southern Region. The Noongar people of this area of country know the Middleton Beach area as Binalup, place of first light or morning light. Being that the beach faces due east it receives the first light of day … Continue reading Binalup – Place of Morning Light

Gran: a birthday

Gran was asked some time ago what she would like for her 77th birthday. "A Steak. And a Coffee Cake made with Chicory Essence." Bless her. She knew exactly what she wanted for once! Fortunately, we live a happy walking distance to various cafes and restaurants so it was a fantastic incentive to get Gran … Continue reading Gran: a birthday

Dinosaur Parsley

The paradox in gardening that I re-discover from time to time is: a wonderful success preceded by shear and utter neglect. Our Continental Parsley is such a thing. The most that I could ever have contributed to this success is the choice of a good location (between our rainwater tanks - where the soil remains … Continue reading Dinosaur Parsley