Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Autumn’s in no hurry

It’s autumn here in Sydney, winter is only a month away and our small back yard is  pretending it’s still summer. The leaves on the frangipani hold resolute, fat lemons … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 16 Comments

Is anyone there?

Spiders have taken up residence in my studio, claiming every corner and colonising every crack in the windowsill. Their messy webs stretch across the dusty space, bearing numerous small insects … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 9 Comments

Wondrous wet

A quarter of an inch of rain fell on Tuesday, half an inch on Wednesday and last night a torrent of more than two inches fell in under three hours. … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 14 Comments

The strawberries keep coming

It’s mid autumn here in Broken Hill, the leaves are turning on the grapevine and the grass has slowed its growth but the strawberries just keep coming. Three weeks ago … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

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