Tag Archives: Australia

Harper Collins Award Winning Short Story by Shirley Chalmers

The Onion Picker’s Daughter     The old green Ford Pilot is standing in the road like a patient elephant waiting for its load. The hot Queensland day is slowly dying, with a sighing breeze stirring dust from the leaves of the nearby gums. It will soon be getting dark and Dad is hurrying us, […]

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 […]

Poem, Walk Gently in the Garden…

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          Hi, I’d like to let you all know I have unpublished the books of poetry I had published on Amazon.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 […]

Winter Garden

  …with pearls made of milk…

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. […]

Old Wimps Out Walking – Travelling North: Eden

We decided to buy a caravan.  Nigel’s idea really.  He wants to spend as much time with family as possible these days and we had left a big part of our family behind when we left Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to move to Melbourne in Victoria.  Winter is a good time to head north so we […]