Sharing a morning walk -18 February 2021 Yesterday, I wandered with my camera, and came across a number of sights I felt to be worth sharing, some old, some new. Come with me amongst the trees, along paths we have created through these trees, in a forested wild garden for which we have the privilege … Continue reading Pausing amongst trees …
For remembranceI do not to the graveside goRather look within and around – To those parts of me nowthat are because of who they wereTo that part of me that is from experience we share And to the things we shared togetherOrchids and iris in flowerKookaburras in gum trees Of love, picnics and journeys,well cooked … Continue reading On remembering departed ones
We are currently in a weather pattern known for producing wet summers. It is indeed proving to be so, with 120mm so far this month and the household water tanks full. With this much rain over the last month, the whole forest has become denser with new growth. Sitting by the pond for morning coffee, … Continue reading Pondside morning coffee after summer rain:
on Seven Mile Beach, early, 1 January 2022 Sitting on the beach in dawn light On this spinning planet, eyes toward horizon Earth rotates into a new day, a new year Clouds transform its arrival into spectacle An extended sunrise for another year Shared with friends who have also dropped by Grateful for this gift … Continue reading a new year greeting
Each morning, it is such a delight to be welcomed to the day by a chorus of birdsong, particularly our resident magpies, kookaburras, butcher birds, and magpie larks, and to sit on the veranda with an early morning cup of tea. It is also nice to have a small camera with a neat telephoto capacity … Continue reading Awe in the morning through a long lens:
Bill Pigott April 2018 ... ... a personal perspective from a Landcare Elder Landcare as a relationship:• A relationship/partnership which enables and fosters the process of working together, to exercise a duty of care for the space we occupy in the land on which we live, the farm that we farm, with a view to … Continue reading Reflections on Landcare:
Responding to a Facebook post quoting Thich Nhat Hanh 20 September 2021: Sitting on the veranda, breakfast and stretches done, enjoying the morning, reading a post from a dear cousin: “When fireworks explode in the night sky, sparks shoot out like flowers in all directions. You are like fireworks. You do not continue in a … Continue reading SPHERES
Reflections one Sunday, having morning coffee by the pond. “Locked-down’ is a notion with all sorts of meanings and colours. I would rather call it for what it is, a Stay-At-Home Health Order, applied to us because Covid-19 cases have occurred in our Local Government area. I acknowledge how pleasant it is for us to … Continue reading Locked down or just staying home?
Thoughts and reflections 20 years later: I was in Cambodia, in the final months of my career with WHO, serving as the WHO Representative. My wife, Leslie was in Australia, completing a unit in the geriatric nursing course she was following, about to travel to the USA with one of our sons, who was to … Continue reading Where were you on 11 September 2001 ?
I love the way these rainy days, with their darkened skies, intensify the colours of our forest and the clearing in which we live. The greens are all seen differently, deeper shades and not just now clean, free of dust, but shining with their coating of water following each shower. In addition, other colours which … Continue reading The Colour of the Rainy Days
5 March 2021 I love it when the sky clouds over and then there comes a burst of sunlight, like a fanfare, or the Hallelujah chorus, transforming our space. Awe and wonder from our veranda. And our four kookaburras on a nearby gum-tree branch burst into song, Sounding the Trumpets, so to speak. Magpies add … Continue reading A morning burst of awe and wonder