The leaves on local deciduous trees have turned the most glorious colours and the temperatures have dropped. We have had two frosts this month! I love that we have distinct seasons here and that they don’t just merge into each other. Autumn is the most glorious time.
Here are some of the things I’ve been reading in the past few weeks. I hope you find some of them interesting.
The years condemn: Australia is forgetting the sacred trees planted to remember our war dead
Topical article for this week’s ANZAC Day commemorations.
‘A poor man’s rainforest’: why we need to stop treating soil like dirt
Discover the mysterious world under our feet.
Bees bounce back after Australia’s black summer: ‘Any life is good life’
The Wonder of Seeds (and How to Successfully Germinate Them)
Germination – it’s a miracle every time.
Growing Through Grief: Derek Jarman on Gardening as Creative Redemption, Consecration of Time, and Training Ground for Presence
True, that. (Thanks to Ruth for the heads up about this article.)
Nigel Slater: If things get broken, they get broken. It’s as simple as that
Writer and cook Nigel Slater on his enduring love for ceramics.
Me and my ‘she shed’: women on the joys of their garden retreats
The heading says it all, really.
Who will deal with your online presence when you die? How to create a ‘digital will’
Worth considering. I still get shocked by Facebook memories from dead friends.
A week to remember – a novel by Esther Campion
I do enjoy a feel-good read, especially when it features Irish and Australian characters.
This has been absolutely lovely – a novel by Jessica Dettmann
A story about family obligations and whether it’s ever too late to start over.
Enjoy your weekend!
Penny Smith says
Glad you liked Jessica Dettmann’s book. I’ve know her family for a long time and it’s great to see her success as an up and coming published author
It was a great story, Penny. I am full of admiration for any writer whose work is published.