Tag Archives: observations

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Birds

Whilst I have been working out in the garden I have had visitors. Though I have been reminded that we are ‘Social Distancing’, ‘in self-quarantine or self-isolation’ or my pet dislike, ‘Lock-down’ – the visitors still come. The Wattlebird swoops … Continue reading

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Coastal Views, The STS Leeuwin & Boulders

By pure chance Mrs PP managed to get a glimpse of the sail training ship STS Leeuwin II out in the bay on our way back from school pick-up today. So, off we went to the lookout to check it … Continue reading

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A New Bird: Spotted Pardalote

It’s 1:30 am and Gran is talking in her sleep. “Don’t do that Jenny!” she hisses sternly. Soon enough she shifts pitch and her voice is sounding anxious and moving from muffled mumbling to clear and raised and alarmed. I’ve … Continue reading

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Cardboard, Bananas, Skinks & Frogs

The rasping scream filled the corner of the garden and sent the neighbours dog into a barking fit. The scream stopped and started a few times and then stopped. I had heard it a few times before. It wasn’t human. … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Home Making

I have been progressively working on building up the garden. We have been here just over two years and the local wildlife have come to evolve with the changes in the garden. The King skinks are well fed and undisturbed … Continue reading

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