Autumn can be a magical time of year if you live in a cold climate. Reds, golds and orange make for spectacular street scenes. However, most (if not all) indigenous Australian trees are evergreen. They stay the same green all year round. They may have bright spring blossoms but their leaves don't change. (Except to … Continue reading The Glorious Colours of Autumn in Armidale
Just ten steps. That’s all you have to do, and then you can rest. And so I bargained with myself as I rowed up the steep incline to get out of the gorge. By “rowing”, I mean I was slamming that walking pole into the dirt and pulling myself up with my arms because my … Continue reading Hiking in Gorge Country
Way back in the 1990s, my ex and I built a mud brick house near Bellingen. As the construction progressed, I created a vision book of how I wanted our home to look. I designed a massive garden with a veggie patch and an orchard. I cut out pictures from magazines, drew plans and wrote … Continue reading The Ultimate Shed.