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July 17, 2017

Love This Land

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When I first arrived at the Danthonia community in 2002 it looked like this picture. In the intervening years, restoring and caring for the land has been a major focus of our efforts here. But as we were transplants to a new country, we all had to...

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June 26, 2017

City of Light

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My husband and I arrived in Sydney one evening last week and stepped from the fog and frost of our nation’s capital, Canberra, into the light and warmth of Vivid, Sydney’s annual celebration of “light, music and ideas.” I first witnessed this...

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June 12, 2017

An Impromptu Nature Lesson

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Usually, the Azure Kingfisher cavorts down at our creek, but this gorgeous little guy was found near the school building having a slow start on a frosty morning. He allowed everyone – including the excited school students sprung from their...

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May 29, 2017

Lest We Forget

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But now, here, in the middle of a vibrant country town, standing around a suddenly silent table that moments earlier had been a collection of ideas and laughter, I pause and reflect on the monumental loss. I grow still in my heart. And sometimes, in...

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