Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

I looked but I didn’t see

There’s a native Christmas bush in our front garden tucked between the peace lily and the climbing fig. It’s partially hidden and quite small, so even though I pass it … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 12 Comments

Rumi and the rat

Until a few weeks ago I’d never heard of Rumi. Raise your words not your voice, it is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and … Continue reading

March 9, 2017

Resurrection

Robert was our guide during two days at Sabuk, a stone lodge in the hills in central Kenya, 90km north of the Equator. He’s pictured with Kumbau, an older warrior … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 12 Comments

From naked to now

The past week has seen soft rain, filtered sunlight and quiet enjoyment. Yes, quiet. Birds instead of building work. What a waste to have filled the minutes leading up to … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 7 Comments

The bright side of Spring

There’s so much to celebrate when spring arrives. Plants that have been dormant over winter burst into life and others that have shown little enthusiasm for growth positively thrum with … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 10 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 a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.