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

Didn’t we have a lov-erly time…

…the day we went to Manly. It was a picture perfect day in Sydney yesterday, so we took a few hours off. On a whim we caught the ferry to Manly, … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 17 Comments

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

Sharing our world

I went searching for plants recently, following a garden disaster I’m not sure I’m ready to talk about yet. I needed a lot of plants, so I visited a garden … Continue reading

February 2, 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

Go Girls!

We’ve been making jam. We made the papers too, as you can see. What smiling happy faces. How proud we all look! A small group of us from the Sydney … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 13 Comments

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