Seasonal Update – May 29th

Today is an indication that the season of Djeran is waning into Makuru. The temperature has dropped and heavy rain has occurred throughout the night. These are the names of the seasonal changes/times as observed by the local Menang people in this region of Western Australia. We are moving from cool and pleasant into the … Continue reading Seasonal Update – May 29th

Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

On brilliantly sunny days the top of the block can be an enchanting place to work. Though I seldom really stop long enough to take it all in. I usually find myself staring at a photo of it on the computer screen much later in the day thinking to myself . . . "Wow, that's … Continue reading Wattles on a Grassy Knoll

The Last of March

The rains have come and I am grateful. Mostly because the days are sunny and delightfully warm and those overnight showers or early morning drops are ideal for the young seedlings and newly planted trees. I have also been re-potting some of the trees and they are liking this extra fresh water. It is also … Continue reading The Last of March

Lessons from Our First Week of Home Schooling

Gran - despite her robust diet of packaged meals, meat pies, toast & jam, dry biscuits and Promite, fizzy drinks, milk chocolates and prescription medicine - still has a fairly tenuous grip on life. Especially after her near dead experience last November. Grans health (and a society gradually contracting as a form of risk management … Continue reading Lessons from Our First Week of Home Schooling