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Blue Hills

It’s Sunday morning and we are heading for the hills. We live in a valley surrounded by our own blue hills, layers of different blues that change as the sun moves across the sky.  ...

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Fairy Tales

I have been exploring old traditional fairy tales. I know that many are violent, with witches, ovens and lost children. And more than a few are grim. But I found some in my edition of Hans  ...

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Bees

Nature is amazing. At the same time each year, early January, the paddocks are dotted with luminous patches of white blossom. The Angophora floribundas are flowering! Heavy sweet bunches hang  ...

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Water

I think I have found the symbol for the New Year…2021 It must be water. The life giver, a symbol of wisdom, power and grace. It heals, cleanses and renews. As we recover from a long  ...

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Sunday drive

Remember those? A chance to get out of the house and drive to somewhere new. Time to refresh at the well. We set off on a Friday, to be different, and travelled north following directions to a  ...

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Making Hay

Making hay is a time honored enterprise in the country. This basic rural activity has inspired artists like Millet, Van Gogh and Monet as they painted en plein air. Millet painted ‘The  ...

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