Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia


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

Sniffing out a fake

Finding beauty products when you can’t tolerate synthetic fragrance is tricky. Any amount of fragrance – however slight – and I get a headache, runny nose, sore eyes and tight … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 10 Comments

My secret joy

                      The Secret Joy Face to face with the sunflower, Cheek to cheek with the rose, We follow a secret … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

Listening to Nature

It’s winter here in Australia and I get the feeling my troublesome garden is trying to tell me something. The lime tree is losing its leaves, the climbing honeysuckle has … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 9 Comments


I’m beginning to think it’s not gardening I like so much, it’s nature. Is that because the tomato plants have succumbed to an unknown disease and the cucumber has powdery … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 12 Comments

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