The First Day… not of the year, obviously.

But I was flying high as these kites, because it was the first day of my 7th decade - a glorious, sunshiny day with only a few wind clouds high above. Certainly felt like the words from Robert Browning's famous 'Pippa's Song' - 'God's in his … [Read more...]


Firstly, in this 'born again' version of a post from over a year ago, I must start with a serious note. A few days ago it was the anniversary of the death of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 'The Young Pretender',  in Rome, in 1788. After leading … [Read more...]

Skinny Dippers?

Well-ll... these two were skinny, and were dipping in the sea, but otherwise not really fitting the usual meaning behind those words.  It's 1928 on Brighton beach, South Australia. Win Moyle is 16 and Wal Graham is 18, and they have already been … [Read more...]

da Vinci on da Mother’s Day

No breakfast in bed for me for Mother's Day (by choice always... hate crumbs in my bed and eating in bed in general - preferring to save that one for when I'm SO sick or injured or recovering from surgery and have no choice), but hubby did serve me … [Read more...]

The Eyes Have it…

Such a wonderfully emotive photo created by Lone Wolf and shared by Let the Wolves Run Free on Facebook. My imagination was captured and the 'moodling' began. I found myself thinking of the eyes of many of the animals who have shared their lives … [Read more...]

Ordinary Friends? Maybe not.

It's Saturday 8th March 2014, and that is   International Women's Day   Many special and exceptional women around the globe will be celebrated in many ways on this day, but I've narrowed my recognition down to applauding my oldest friendship. … [Read more...]

On This Day – Some Mothers did ‘ave them.

According to Wikipedia, The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of … [Read more...]

Is a Change as Good as a Holiday?

Well, in a word... NO! But fire season in Australia and owning a farm and animals, makes a holiday at this time impossible for us to consider. We could never stop wondering and worrying and be able to enjoy ourselves. And even if there is nothing … [Read more...]

Thinking Changes… just like Life

My body looks a whole heap different (thank goodness... this would look decidedly bizarre for a 68 yo lady, no?), but the subject for Rodin's sculpture 'The Thinker' and I share the same pose, mentally at least. We have for quite a few days, in … [Read more...]

Desert my post? Me? … Never!

Oh dear! It looks like my farming memoirs have gone into a decline - there's been NOTHING,  ZERO, ZILCH for a heap of Fridays, despite my promises. Brave Beginnings, indeed! I know that's how it looks, but that's not how it is, behind the scenes. … [Read more...]