Nature’s playground (2)

Nature’s playground (2)

 Did you ever make daisy chains when you were a child? I can remember sitting on the grass, threading daisies together, while my aunt Jessie worked in her garden.On our way back from the beach, the little fairy discovered a lawn full of daisy heads, popping up...
Nature’s playground (2)

Nature’s playground (2)

 Did you ever make daisy chains when you were a child? I can remember sitting on the grass, threading daisies together, while my aunt Jessie worked in her garden.On our way back from the beach, the little fairy discovered a lawn full of daisy heads, popping up...
Nature’s playground

Nature’s playground

Life has been rather serious. Doing lots of things that require focus. Proof-reading, editing, planning,  teaching preparation, organising. It’s time to play. The karo flowers, with their deep red curling petals, are dropping everywhere. What would they...
A Magnolia Moment

A Magnolia Moment

 I was struggling up a hill, on my walk to the library. My head was full of lists, tasks done and undone, and my bones were sore.  I smelt the blossom before I saw it. Such is the way of things when Spring bounces out from behind gloomy grey clouds and...
How to arrive at a bach

How to arrive at a bach

 First, make sure it’s still there. Yes, there it is, peeping through the trees. Say hello. Then check the vegetable garden; see what’s grown (beside weeds). Note, from the corner of your eye, all the maintenance tasks that are jumping up and down to...
Wheee! It’s gone!

Wheee! It’s gone!

 The tulips are dancing. Today I sent off my manuscript to the editor. It’s a big moment, a time to pause, a time of truce, having to accept that it’s the best that I can do for now.  Only 3 days ago the tulips were just coming into bud....