Alert level 3 – Day 10 – 8/05/2020

The valleys and gullies below me were seeped in fog this morning. It was thick like a grey candy floss, with wispy tails on the ends. Yesterday I mentioned the stark lines of winter, but today there were muted lines, abstract contours and soft colours; in the silence of the morning light. Distant trees and…

Alert level 3 – Day 9 – 7/05/2020

It’s been a few days since I have written. Nature’s rhythms have been active in that time; rain, floods, gale force winds, hail and sunshine. We have had it all and among all the weather cycles, one of my dearest friends was dying. I was admitted into her bubble under the rules of palliative care,…

Alert level 3 – day 5 – 2/05/2020

Today had the promise of rain. We had a heavy rain warning and strong winds forecast. I love the wind. As it whips through my hair I feel energised. I want to run and dance and shout for joy. And I do! It makes the dogs crazy. They bark and jump all around. I walk…

Alert level 3 – Day 4 – 1/05/2020

The river is clear. calm and rather noisy as the water flows over the rapids near the bridge. We can hear the sound from up at our house. I like it! I didn’t go to work today, so I decided to take a different walk with the dogs this morning. We went down the front…

Alert level 3 – day 3 – 30/04/2020

I worked a half day today. It still meant an early start, but surprisingly after achy muscles and the tiredness of last night, I felt pretty good. I was pretty keen to get back into the bush and try to get the elusive kiwi that needs her transmitter changed. Well …. I climbed and crawled….

Alert level 3 – day 2 – 29/4/20

I’m dog tired tonight! I’ve had a big day and I’m already in bed struggling to stay awake. Tonight I’m writing on my phone and it will be brief … mainly photos. It was pretty dark when I left for work this morning. There was a hint of pink over the Radiant Range. Mica was…

Alert Level 3 – Day 1 – 28/04/2020

What a difference a day makes! This morning I was dreaming of walking along a sandy beach in bare feet. The sand was squelching between my toes and the soles of my feet were being massaged with each step. The water was warm and gentle waves were lapping at my feet. I was wearing rolled…

Day 33 – 27/04/2020

It was raining when I got up this morning, not what I was expecting. I sat inside in the dry and made a pot of tea, not all that enthusiastic to go out! Bo was barking and then Petra started, I couldn’t really put it off any longer, so out I went. I left Holly’s…

Day 32 – 26/04/2020

What a cracker of a morning! Daylight emerged from the darkness, shaking off her dark cloak to reveal clear blue sky, the trees standing tall, sentries on guard to welcome in the new day. My steps were bouncy and full of energy as the dogs and I set off. There were lots of scents to…

Day 31 – 25/04/2020

Greeting to you, reader of my blog, on this ANZAC day. I heard today that it is 101 years since the first time Australian and New Zealand soldiers were called ANZACs. I respectfully acknowledge the amazing men and women who have gone to war and endeavored to make the world a better place. Thank you….