We are privileged indeed to receive the visitation of birds to our garden.
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
Late summer is here yet the season is really early autumn with all the abundance of the garden waiting for attention
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
A celebration of spring time with bead embroidery brooches
Lessons from a dog’s life
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