Odd looking back through a year in pictures, to see them in a mass stretching back ‘to this time last year’. I picked 12 of my nature photos – it seems I like shadows, odd angles and the sea.Continue reading “12 from 21”
I had no idea what my last photo for August would be: the one with the pumpkin bigger than my head? A rowan tree in distress – blossoming at the same time as it’s fruiting? No: it’s this accidental photo.Continue reading “An accidental photo”
Lately, I have been writing a story. It’s the kind that takes a long time to make short.Continue reading “The long and the short”
The changing face of the Allington Giant. Looking back over the past year is also a way of looking forward.Continue reading “Year of the Giant 2019”
As the Northern Hemisphere leans into spring, I enjoyed this post about autumn in Brisbane so much I chose it for my first ever reblog. Thanks to Gretchen for giving us the tour of the lovely Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.
Thinking locally to me (in Dorset, SW England) a visit to Abbotsbury Sub-tropical gardens might be in order. Curious to know what they have in common and what the differences will be.
What’s March like in your part of the world? Come back and leave a comment!
Coming out of a hot dry summer, March weather is beginning to soften the sky and offer the cooler, more gentle mornings of autumn. There is no definite change of season, just a calmness, almost a feeling of relief after the insistent tropical heat.
Apart from, whack, an insect, there’s something serene and relaxing about strolling through a garden, touching leaves, sniffing flowers, following a creek and hearing the splash of a small waterfall through the trees.
To quote Rudyard Kipling “The Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!” so…
Here’s what I experienced one lovely morning…
Arriving early at the Brisbane Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, I strolled through a cool, green gully and thought it was strange to be in a capital city yet hear no traffic sounds. I floated along, enjoying the stillness, until my personal calm was shattered when the garden crew came on…
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Where I write
My favourite place for writing is in bed. When up and dressed I sit in a doorway.Continue reading “A year through my window”
From sea-swimming to the threat of snow – October in the Northern Hemisphere brings dramatic changesContinue reading “October: a gallery of change”
The ninth month in the Gregorian calendar is remarkable for being linked to the number seven. Continue reading “September – The Seventh Month”