Bringing flowers into the veggie garden

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." - Hans Christian Andersen I have kept a vegetable garden for many years now. Gardens of varying sizes depending on where we lived and how much time I had to devote to gardening. I have gardened in small … Continue reading Bringing flowers into the veggie garden

Spinning wheels, submissions and a busy week

We have had some unseasonably cold weather of late. The wind has been blowing strong, and the river swelled with continuous falls. But spring seems to have finally arrived in earnest these past two days. The air feels and somehow smells warm. The foxgloves are flowering strong. The roses are making their first, tentative steps … Continue reading Spinning wheels, submissions and a busy week

The highway slog and the desire to drive less

Our home state and the neighbouring capital territory have recently opened up to almost pre-covid levels. Sport has resumed, shops are fully accessible, children need ferrying around, and once more, I find myself on the road, patrolling the highway. I find this immensely troubling. Our almost 3-month lockdown was, in many respects, a welcome relief. … Continue reading The highway slog and the desire to drive less