Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

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 · 6 Comments

New Year, New Tactics

My potted fig is thriving. It’s just over two years since I planted it and it’s taken to the wall down the skinny side of the house like…well, like a … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 16 Comments

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