The last of the autumn leaves are valiantly clinging on as the polar blast roars through Canberra today. With a dusting of snow on the Brindabellas, autumn feels like it’s yesterdays news. Here are some of my favourite pictures of the lovely leaves of 2022. The fresh air is invigorating and it’s beckoning me out … More Looking back at autumn.
The signs of autumn are everywhere in Canberra right now. Misty mornings, turning leaves and early season apples hanging ripe on the trees. But summer’s last-minute heat wave is scorching the flowers and wilting anything not rooted deeply enough. An Instagram buddy mentioned he calls this time of year sautum, it’s sort of summer but … More Sort of summer, sort of autum…sautumn?
Our family grew a tiny bit bigger this week with the addition of Rusty the puppy. Rusty is a little ball of cuddles and joy but he’s also shown a real taste for plants. Any plants will do but lavender seems to be a real favourite closely followed by violas (at least he’s going for … More Puppy vs Garden
This spring, there is a lush intensity to not only my garden but all of Canberra. The mild temperatures and torrents of rain have coaxed flowers to life and it looks like the colour dials have all been turned to maximum. It seems like flowers from every point on the colour spectrum have popped their … More A rainbow of flowers
Spring has exploded all over Canberra and is looking like a bumper season. Masses of flowers are dripping from branches which have begun to droop, heavy under the sudden, floriferous weight. The city looks tres chic to the point where if you squint a little or angle the camera just so, you could imagine Emily … More Springing into, well, spring!
I love a cuppa. Day, night, happy news, sad news, to perk up, to relax. Tea helps in every situation. My mum has a trail of half finished tea-cups all over her house at any given time, my nanna only ever drinks tea, NEVER water. My three year old asked for a real tea pot … More I’m growing my own tea!
Bees. I’ve been thinking a lot about them lately, especially what life would be without them. Lots of people who know more about science than me have pondered this and a planet without bees ain’t pretty. Flowers, fruits, vegetables and everything that eats them would suffer. Luckily this is one part of the environmental crisis … More How to make a bee friendly garden
Like most people, I love indoor plants. They look pretty, they clean the air and they can totally lift the look of your living space. From rustic, shabby chic to modern minimalist, I’ve been experimenting with how to add some fresh, green touches to my home. These projects all come in under $10 (some were … More Five easy DIY indoor plant projects under $10
Its been a couple of months since our chickens came home and they’ve definitely made themselves at home. They’ve proven to be a big help eating through almost all of our vegetable scraps – so much so that I think the poor worms in the worm farm are looking a bit thinner than usual. They’ve … More How to grow your own food: eggs