Frost on a blackberry leaf

Seasons

Autumn seemed to go by in a flash this year! The highlight for me was the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra in April. Preceded by some serious costume sewing, I went to Canberra with my friend Emily, and my niece Lauren, who lives there, joined us for the three days of the festival. Dance classes,…

Bellingen

Wednesday was a wonderful day – a mini-holiday to one of my favourite places, with some of my favourite people! I left home shortly after 8am, heading east across the tablelands to Ebor, then winding along the ridges towards the Dorrigo Plateau. The sun shone, the road was quiet, and the views were gorgeous –…

Friday Photos: Winter

The lovely thing about this climate is that, although we do get cold, frosty mornings, once the sun rises it quickly melts the frost, and we (usually) get crisp, clear, sunny days. (But writing novels set in high summer on the plains further west is a bit of a challenge during our winters!)

Friday Photo – and Feast!

I’m visiting the talented Cathryn Hein over on her blog today for her regular Friday Feast – so do come and join us for some sourdough fruit toast and a chance to win a copy of Dead Heat! Even the bread is smiling:   I didn’t get to take any photos today, other than sleeping…

Friday Photo: Sunset walk

I often walk the dogs in the western paddock just as the sun is setting, and I love the last golden rays of low, slanting sunlight through the bush:   My canine companions were relatively patient while I was waving the camera around. Skye has learned to ‘sit’ (and can do so for seconds at a…