Returning North

This story  first appeared at ABC Open’s, New In Town.  Head over there to read more stories on this theme. So many times my hubby and I were new and then gone. We always seemed to be just settling in when it was suddenly time to go again. This follow, or be blown, by the wind lifeContinue reading “Returning North”

Rescue Time

‘Guess what!’ My daughter sounded so excited. She put her head around the corner, and in her hands was a turtle. As they were driving home, her brother, Dad and she came across a turtle with a damaged foot. He had been on the highway, probably looking for another creek. They nearly ran over him.Continue reading “Rescue Time”

Rain, I Write it, Live in it

Rain – I write it, live in it, love it and sometimes fear it and want to escape. Like it or not, it’s an inescapable part of North Queensland life. Rain can flood, trap, enclose and invite pieces of writing from within. Rain refreshes, reminds and reflects moods. I taste the rain and all it touchesContinue reading “Rain, I Write it, Live in it”

Spine Poems

The Stolen Children our Stories Talking Ink from Ochre Words and Silences Haunted by the Past The Music of the Soul Writing us Mob – new Indigenous Voices Recently I entered our local library’s Spine Book Poetry Competition. This above photograph and words are one of my entries. The library were chuffed with the responseContinue reading “Spine Poems”

Country Music – Calls to My Heart

After an intensive blog challenge writing month, I am doing more private writing.  Next month I will share fewer stories but more regular photographs.  However, I am going to be disciplined and just share one photograph each time.  Obviously I take more, but there is always one I particularly like at the end of theContinue reading “Country Music – Calls to My Heart”