The Two Ronnies

Last night, while dodging the saturated media coverage of a certain wedding, I came across (okay, YouTube suggested….YouTube, you know me too well!) these clips of vintage Two Ronnies skits. Just in case you are not Of A Certain Age, like me, or grew up in an area that didn’t religiously watch The Two Ronnies…

Dads

Originally posted on Anne Lawson Art:
I was going to write about my painting of Cullen discolor, but Dads have been on my mind over the last few days. I know of 4 women whose Dads have died over the last few weeks. It is so sad to lose those special people, men who have had…

Beckler’s Botanical Bounty: the flora of Menindee

It’s a while since I wrote anything about the Beckler’s Botanical Bounty Project that I am involved with. Very briefly…..I am part of a group of botanic artists who, since 2010 have gone annually to Menindee, a small town in outback new South Wales. We are collecting and then painting the specimens collected by Hermann…

Sacred things

Originally posted on Natural Newstead:
This is sacred habitat. Aulluvial-terraces Herb-rich Woodland in the Mia Mia, 9th December 2017 This is a sacred tree. The nest site in a River Red-gum This is a sacred hollow. The hollow showing evidence of occupation Meet the care takers. Sacred Kingfisher about to enter the nest, 9th December…

One More Step Back Into Darkness …

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
You know how I sometimes say that a headline made me jaw drop?  This headline sent a very cold chill down my spine, and not in a good sort of way: CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity “The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s…

10 things that marriage equality won’t do

Originally posted on Meeka's Mind:
A co-worker brought in a pamphlet yesterday. The heading read ‘3 ways gay marriage will change the classroom’. And I quote ‘More radical gay & lesbian sex ‘education’ programs in schools‘ like Safe Schools which ‘..already teach kids about various forms of sexual activity and encourages sexual experimentation from…

Farewell to a man of grace and dignity

I was going to write a different  post. However, today I listened to the broadcast of the state funeral for Anthony Foster, and wanted to acknowledge him and his work. I never met him, but I know that our society is better because he was in the world. Most of you have probably not heard…

Email to the PM re #Adani

Originally posted on Meeka's Mind:
I just sent this email to the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull: Just for the record, I do not know the PM, but I did ‘chat’ with him by email after he lost to Tony Abbott, way back when. At the time, I wanted to congratulation him on…

How does my garden grow?

Before I show you my garden, I just want to remind you of my tree painting giveaway. If you would like to be in the draw to win it, head to my last post to leave a comment. Hugs to those of you who have already entered. Last year my veggie patch in the front yard…

#stitchingsanta reveal #1

You may remember me telling you about the #stitchingsanta swap organised by Sheila at  Sewchet. You could opt in to either a knitting/crocheting secret santa, a sewing secret santa or both. Then Sheila matched us all up. What a fabulous idea, and what an organisational nightmare it must have been! Thank you so much Sheila. 🙂…

Back in Menindee

Life was busy lately, organising the house and packing the van to get away to Menindee. Organising the house so that my friends could move in while we are away. But now I am up here. If you have followed my blog for awhile you will know that I am up here as part of…

How to fail.  Epically. 

Originally posted on Danny Gregory:
I just read that Roadies has been cancelled. So was Vinyl. No one gives a shit about TV shows about the music industry. It can’t be mythologized. It’s dead. Whoda thunk it ten years ago? What about publishing ? Another myth-ridden beast, gasping. As is advertising, replaced by algorithms and…