Monthly Archives: February 2014

the goanna hooked right in…..

Dad is in residence gently snoring when I come out to the kitchen this morning. I light Stanley – the wood pops and shifts in the firebox – my bread slowly toasts and the teapot warms waiting for the kettle … Continue reading

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at the roundabout it is on

          Dad is coming over for a visit, flying in from the land of the long white cloud. in the wee hours of tonight Max will back quickly out of the driveway and race around the … Continue reading

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petticoat dreaming

  Sunday coming out of a bath of rose petals and Epsom salts I pull  a petticoat out of the drawer and slip it on. it is about 69 years old. it is not tattered or torn ripped or perished … Continue reading

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the story is our canvas and we are the brush strokes

Saturday there was a spell of heavy rain in the night – the sound drumming on the roof that wakes you up with absolute relief that all is well with the world . you can feel the land opening to … Continue reading

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we dive in – there really is no other option

Friday Cheryl and I went for a swim in the dam today. hardly reason to blow your trumpet Sandra, oh but it is. the afternoon is warm muggy and still. we hang around on the east verandah talking of comfort … Continue reading

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buddy cow poo everywhere says Kingston

Thursday dawn : A thick visible shushy mist carrying multitudinous drops of water creeps thru the forest and garden. by the time I light Stanley it has gone and a shy morning emerges. The sun lifts thru the trees pushing hard … Continue reading

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But are the springs filling ?

Wednesday : Another grey morning almost on the edge of precipitation one might think but is it ???  It is T- day, the day when John repairs Carole’s leaky concrete water tank. This means it needs to be as empty … Continue reading

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