Tag Archives: Countryside

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, […]

Della Downs Heritage Angora Goats

Lill Roberts and Roger Sawley have a beautiful property in South Gippsland, Victoria where they breed, among other animals, Heritage Angora Goats. When our Mary and Martha’s Group was invited to visit we eagerly grabbed our cameras, coats and farm boots and made tracks through the rolling hills to Della Downs. I was so thrilled […]

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          Hi, I’d like to let you all know I have unpublished the books of poetry I had published on Amazon.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