Setting the year ablaze

For the last few years, I’ve chosen a word for the year – something to mull over, to set intention, to facilitate ongoing inner growth… For a few years there, the word was ‘No’, as in learning to say no, to be assertive, to DISCERN what was and wasn’t important to me… Last year’s word … Continue reading Setting the year ablaze

the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

It’s been raining a good few days now – after nine weeks without rain, this wet stuff falling from the sky seems a miracle. How quickly the garden wakes up, too. From desperate and dusty, to enlivened, greening…drinking it all in… Just as well, because I was getting major ‘drought-rage’. What’s drought-rage? Drought-rage is walking … Continue reading the drought breaks and with it my rage and I farewell the tomatoes

reaping what you sow

Abundance of late: I do love my slightly-twee ‘picking’ basket, which I op-shopped last year. So much goodness coming out of the garden right now… But on the downside – there’s been a bit of a sneaky drought on here, lately. I say ‘sneaky’ because it hasn’t made the news but it is definitely very … Continue reading reaping what you sow

Church of Green

On the weekend I went to a retreat to learn more about Kirtan, or devotional yogic singing…it was a restorative weekend in a beautiful place. I learned a great deal and even got to have a go at leading a Kirtan (very briefly!) which was terrifying and exhilarating all at once.  There were very talented … Continue reading Church of Green

an everyday dreamer

  (Sweet peas from my garden. I planted them amongst the bean vines.)  I was trawling my photographs looking for blog inspiration and I thought – Geez, there are so many random shots which aren’t really ‘about’ anything….’ …and there I found this post.   (Friends of mine have a red window at the end … Continue reading an everyday dreamer


This is swiftly turning into a gardening blog. ‘Yet another photograph of a plant’ is my most-used tag. When I moved into this house, three years ago there was an unprepossessing twig growing just below the porch which had been hacked back to within an inch of it’s life. I thought it might be some … Continue reading wisteriaful