S and I had a week long break and decided to go somewhere different. Looking around we decided on the village of Tin Can Bay. We were lucky to not be affected by the recent floods and did set up in a dog friendly caravan park called Kingfisher Caravan Park. It is a nice little … Continue reading Visit to Tin Can Bay
Just a quick post to share the story and current plight of Peggy, Molly, Ruby and their human family. Peggy is a little staffy who formed an unlikely bond with an abandoned magpie chick who came to be called Molly, it turns out Molly is actually a male magpie but at the time that was … Continue reading Help Peggy and Molly.
Those of us who have barnacled ourselves to inhospitable places may be trying to avoid people not because we do not like people, but because we love the things that people destroyed. Wild things. Horizons. Trolls. - Catherine Raven, Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship. Catherine Raven's reflective Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship was … Continue reading Friendship and Devotion
The first two months of 2022 are gone, one-sixth of the year, history already. Time for an update on the Gaia/nature reading challenge and to properly introduce The Lighthouse a new literacy and creativity centre in Toowoomba. I promised to donate a nature-related book to The Lighthouse for every post on the Gaia challenge in … Continue reading The Lighthouse, kids, creativity and nature books.
Firstly just want to share a link to Brizzy May's Gaia/nature read post on Black Summer the ABC book about the 2019-2020 fire season, another great post from May and a great book, one that is on my to read list. When I was a kid the Australian white ibis or sacred ibis, (really a … Continue reading Bin Chickens and nature reading
Just a quick update post on my reading for the Gaia/nature reading challenge. One Adult nature memoir Wanderlands: A search for the magic in the landscape by Jini Reddy and a younger reader, nature non-fiction; The Book of Australian Trees by Inga Simpson illustrated by Alicia Rogerson. Billed as a "love song to Australian trees", … Continue reading Aussie trees and Wanderlands
S and I originally had planned to go camping last weekend, unfortunately, due to all our favourite campsites being booked out, this did not happen. Instead, we took a Sunday drive to visit a nursery to buy some fruit trees. As we were driving into Gatton, passing Lake Apex, we happened onto the Heritage Village … Continue reading Sunday Drive with extras
“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.”― E. B. White, Letters of E. B. White Just a quick post to update on the Gaia/nature reading challenge now the first month of the … Continue reading January reading challenge summary
Another update for the Gaia/nature challenge. Check out Brizzy May's post on Kailas Wild's account of the wildlife rescue operation on Kangaroo Island after the fires; The 99th Koala This week I also read Jackie French's delightful A year in the Valley: seasons of content which is another great nature-themed read about Jackie's life in … Continue reading Slow living with wombats
“The first was that if one did not master one’s circumstances, one was bound to be mastered by them; and the second was Montaigne’s maxim that the surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness.”― Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow. Just a bit of a quick update. Wanted to give a shout out to those who are … Continue reading “The surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness.”