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December 30, 2016

I suddenly felt very sorry to see 2016 go; despite having been the most difficult year I have lived. It is, after all, the year my sister took her last breath and there is something about that which makes me reluctant to see it come to an end ……

November 17, 2016

Last night, through the marvel that is the overland telegraph, I had a chat with the kid. I told him I thought I might have a pet cow. “I feel like whether a person has a pet cow or not…

October 30, 2016

Last night a thunder storm rolled in to the valley. Huge rumbling waves of sound, driving rain and lightening cracking all around. Rain on a tin roof has been a favourite sound for as long as I can remember. My…

October 28, 2016

COungtry Cottage LandscapeIn keeping with the spirit of this place a friend has loaned me a record player. My brother-in-law hand delivered some of my sister’s old records. The actual original vinyl we listened to as kids. Creases and marks…

October 25, 2016

I have a pair of swallows building a nest in the eaves outside my window. I’ve been watching them work for days. They are delicate and diligent little things. It occurs to me as I watch them that in Sydney…

October 16, 2016

I am not very good at macro sorts of things, in life or in photography. I’d like to blame my lenses, which really aren’t the right ones for it. However the reality is that I see sweeping overviews and not…

October 13, 2016

I am obsessed with the plantation of poplar trees across the road from my little cottage in the wild. I am already sad that I won’t be here in autumn. At sunset there is a moment when the light only…