TEDDY’S GRIEF

One cold late spring day in our South Australian garden, Priscilla our darling Maltese came across something near the big pine tree.  I investigated immediately in this snake ridden part of the world only to find a tiny bird with no feathers at all, save for a hint of a fluffy top knot, lying on… Continue reading TEDDY’S GRIEF

COUNTRY NOTES: SUMMER/AUTUMN GARDEN

Late summer is here yet the season is really early autumn with all the abundance of the garden waiting for attention

THE INSECT COLLECTION

I don’t know what it is about art and artists around the world.  I mix exclusively with artists and I can assure you all of us have our predilections in what we create.  I have a “split personality” artistically speaking as I am both an acrylic and pastel painter and bead embroiderer.  Lately since our… Continue reading THE INSECT COLLECTION

COUNTRY NOTES: HOW I DEAL WITH THE ZUCCHINI CUCKOO

I know that vegetable gardeners tend to over plant at times, leading to a vegetable glut during a particularly benevolent season.  Last spring I planted two zucchini seedlings in the hope that they would provide us with zucchini over this past summer.   All I can say after eating zucchini since 26th December right through… Continue reading COUNTRY NOTES: HOW I DEAL WITH THE ZUCCHINI CUCKOO