We have a high walled courtyard off the main bathroom. When my children were preschoolers, they planted a branch of cypress there. Surprisingly, a pine tree grew. It must have come up from a seed on the stick. …
My son screamed for five hours straight.
I was half deaf and mostly insane with overfull, throbbing breasts that he refused to suckle. Without fluids or food for hours, I rushed him to emergency.
I was seen quickly due to the sound of the writhing, howling monster making everyone feel…
Tremendous self dialogue and self-love flowing off the screen. Thanks Edie Tuck, you have supplied me with a mantra for today...the week...the year even. Live, laugh and love. When you make those pan juices of life into a sauce, then a deep, rich gravy, you have to make a real reduction. Those three L's are the necessary for every day. Without them, I reckon our days are pretty meh!
Woke to see a red sun
sitting on the ocean
first honeymoon morning
in the half-light predawn
a pause in real time
you sat up and glanced
then pulled me back down to bed
saying I was more engaging
my body better to see
hotter than the sun
I heard a plaintive cry outside the lounge room. It usually means the finches are in danger, that either a goanna or a snake threatened.
Looking outside, I couldn’t see either. Then, 8 finches flew up from the wheel-barrow. October has been incredibly warm, but there was a cold snap…
Rainbow Bee-eaters are back from wintering in north Queensland or New Guinea. They’ve returned to our farm to breed and gobble bees. And the best place for bees is our orchard.
In the first week of spring, apricots trees blossomed and bees swarmed.