Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Be careful what you wish for

On the last day of July, with another month of winter still left here in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney’s temperature hit twenty-five degrees; nine degrees above average for this time … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 8 Comments

Why chemicals upset me

Warning. This is a rant. I live in Australia but I regularly log onto the BBC website to check the news. Today’s was alarming. The UK government has announced that … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 19 Comments

Outside, Looking In

The internet is disconnected and a gentle rain falls outside my office window, the type of kindly rain that soaks into the ground and reaches the roots of thirsty plants. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Knobbly Ones

It was comforting to visit the community garden this week, and not for the reasons you might think. The peas were showing signs of die back, caterpillars had been munching … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Who, me?

The dry heat of Broken Hill suited Maggie. Late afternoon walks in the desert were slow and leisurely, as befitted an elderly dog showing signs of arthritis; her gait was … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 16 Comments

This garden is growing on me

It’s mid winter, another six weeks until spring arrives and the plants in this challenging garden are growing. Broken Hill’s desert-cold nights might be dropping to a chilly three or … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.