Category Nature

Forest Eucalypt in the Gippsland

A Sunday walk in the forest Men, women, boys, girls and a dog trotting along somewhere, not lost hiding behind a log … somewhere Seeking a special tree, walking fast the cold is biting today, rugged up against the freeze we exclaim in wonder, moving past twisted, moss covered branches of expired trees Then a […]

Books on Amazon

          Hi, I’d like to let you all know I have unpublished the books of poetry I had published on Amazon. The reason is that I am publishing in paperback through an Australian Publisher.  I am not sure how long before the book becomes available, but I will surely let you […]

Miner’s Cottage

Miner’s Cottage Sleepy little town amongst the hills and green valleys of the shire a miner’s cottage caught my eye newly restored, yet remaining as old as the history it contains the silent, dense presence of it unconcealed, surrounded me as real as though I could reach out and touch it whisperings, from the past […]

Happiness…

Rainbows Through the Rain

Old Wimps Out Walking – New Zealand

OLD WIMPS OUT WALKING – NEW ZEALAND Nigel’s Aunty Beryl was having her 80 th birthday party and we were excited to be going. Nigel’s family had lived there for several years when he was a boy but I had never been. When I was a teenager my friends were going on cruise ships to […]

Baby Blackbird

    Baby blackbird At my window Looking in at me Her home a nest Nicely hidden In my garden tree I watch her sitting At my window While she watches me In my curious nest, Then unbidden She flies back to her tree I feel so privileged that she lives happily here with me. […]

Access Denied – POETRY

Access Denied   Fear comes knocking on the door No one loves you anymore The future’s bleak, you’ll have no one To run and play with in the sun Faith answers firmly, access denied Depression drags his feet along the hall Brown robes sweeping the dust. The gall; He knocks! An eviction notice in his […]

Springtime- from my book ‘Australia Wild’

Springtime – A poem taken from my book “Australia Wild”  with photos by Shirley Chalmers       

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2012

It is school holiday time in Victoria Australia and many of the children are to be found visiting the Tesselaar Tulip Festival at Mount Dandenong. We decided to take the trip up into the Dandenong Ranges to check it out.  First stop was Grant’s Park at Kallista where we enjoyed morning tea, and met some […]