My mum lives on a 2.8 hectare (7 acre) rural-residential property near Bellingen on the Mid-north coast of NSW, Australia. Perched on a hill, her home for last 31 years, is surrounded by beef and dairy farms and lots of hobby farmers growing “herbs” of various kinds. Mum’s property is not much use as a … Continue reading Critters in Bellingen, NSW.
As I dragged my bag from the airport carousel my Mum said “I will warn you now the cicadas are really bad this year” Despite Mum’s warning I was not prepared for the deafening, throbbing assault to my senses. Mum told me she had taken ill with vertigo for a few days as her eardrums … Continue reading Summer in Australia – The Cicada’s Symphony.