lessons from elders

In this season of life I feel, more than ever, the need to be guided by elders. I was driving home from the shopping centre a few weeks ago when I caught David Suzuki on the radio (discussing [...]

the four-day reprieve

The four-day weekend just gone was just the kind of slowing down we needed. Don’t you think that we’d all be much happier and healthier if a four-day weekend was scheduled every few [...]

13/52

“A portrait of my youngest children, once a week, every week, in 2016.” Poet: picking gumnuts from fallen branches (and my mum’s washing smells like rosemary!)    Percy: so [...]

autumn ready

Despite the fact that the house is in a state of flux, I’ve been conscious of keeping my seasonal remedies handy, especially now that autumn is here. Instead of preparing for the descent of [...]

nest-less

A hand-dyed egg from pre-school that cracked within minutes of being home. A dishevelled nest the perfect resting place for such needy beauty. I’m not even going to hint at the metaphors [...]

12/52

“A portrait of my youngest children, once a week, every week, in 2016.” Poet + Percy: a perfect representation of this stage; Poet always drawing, Percy always waiting to pounce on [...]

11/52

“A portrait of my youngest children, once a week, every week, in 2016.” Poet: a few inches of hair cut off and she all of a sudden she looks a lot older (ISO320, f2.5, 1/320)   Percy: [...]

today you are one

Percy, One year around the sun and here we are. You arrived at 8:43am after a long few days of waiting and swaying and squatting and crying. This morning as I sung you happy birthday I remembered [...]