Image by Couleur - Pixabay One of the greatest joys in gardening is to take something that looks dry, brown and almost dead, and bury it in the earth. Seeds and bulbs don’t look like much but their shrivelled appearance is deceptive. Each little seed and bulb is a powerhouse of energy, just waiting for … Continue reading Buried Treasure
Yesterday, October 2nd, was World Smile Day. I hadn’t ever come across World Smile Day until I was doing a bit of research into International Days. There are so many International Days that there is just about one for every day of the year, but this one, World Smile Day, is certainly worth celebrating. Especially … Continue reading World Smile Day 2020
It’s the first weekend of the September School Holidays, the flowers are out in full bloom and the local parks and gardens are crowded with visitors and tour buses. It must be Carnival time. The Carnival of Flowers is Toowoomba’s premiere event of the year, a festival that celebrates flowers, local wine and food, and … Continue reading Carnival of Flowers – Celebrating 70 Years
Increasingly we are becoming a nation of city dwellers. The migration from the bush to the coast in search of study and employment opportunities expands the urban sprawl of our major cities and empties our once thriving rural towns. But the city can be a busy, noisy and polluted place, especially in its heart - … Continue reading Laurel Bank Park
Yesterday was the first day of spring. The sky was a perfect shade of blue, the sun was shining, and there was just a little breeze. It was the perfect start to a new season. I am so glad to see the back of winter, even though this winter has been unseasonably warm. When … Continue reading Spring – At Last!