The Winter Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice, and the morning began all drizzly grey and cold, here in Sydney. This afternoon, the sun removed its veil and smiled upon us for several hours before retreating once again behind the clouds. And what clouds they were! Monstrous billows of blinding white and charcoal, towering miles into the rain-washed … More The Winter Solstice

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Stones

A littoral meditation.  Birds wheeling Breakers.crashing Foam hissing, Sky reflections At my feet a puffer fish, Shriveled by the sun, Rests beside a shapely stone Still life set in sand. Pebbles strewn by ebbing tide holes where tiny sand crabs hide Seaweed fronds Driftwood dragon Footprints in the sand. * * * * *  

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The Awakening

I’m tackling a big subject today: one which is grounded in an insight which presented itself after a long period of silence and, as is so often the way, while I was doing something else entirely. It intrigues me how the intuitive seeds germinate in the darkness of the unconscious, growing, in obscurity, until they … More The Awakening

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Waiting

It’s been a little while since I blogged. As a matter of fact, I’m in a holding pattern at the moment, poised on the edge of I know-not-what. I’m making a bit of jewellery, fiddling about with sketch pads and adding notes to the outline of my next novel, but there is no defined path, … More Waiting

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Mangrove Magic

When I was a child, I thought mangroves were very ugly. Repulsed by this alien environment, teeming with mosquitoes, crabs and other creatures I disliked, I declared one day that I wished they could all be cleared away. Very patiently, my father explained that mangroves were the nurseries for fish and crustaceans, that they provided … More Mangrove Magic

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