Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

What to do if you find a frog in Fiji.

If you’re anything like me you’ll take a photograph. It’s hard not to be captivated by these tiny hopping creatures that appear everywhere after it rains in Fiji, hopping gaily … Continue reading

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The Case Against Fragrance

Australian novelist Kate Grenville, best known for her outstanding book The Secret River, has just published The Case Against Fragrance. At last, proof has arrived that I’m not completely bonkers, or if … Continue reading

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Sharing our world

I went searching for plants recently, following a garden disaster I’m not sure I’m ready to talk about yet. I needed a lot of plants, so I visited a garden … Continue reading

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The view from my window

It rained this week. After days and weeks of unremitting heat and humidity, when barely a drop of moisture fell and Sydney sweltered under seemingly endless days of blistering sunshine, … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 10 Comments

The place to be is under a tree

Sydney has sweltered in a run of hot weather recently. Never mind the beach, the only place to be when it hits 40 degrees is under a tree, and there’s … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · 10 Comments


Sometimes all it takes to soothe my soul is nature. No blog today, just a selection of shots from the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award.  And here’s one … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · 4 Comments