Sunflower…A Christmas Miracle.

This sunflower growing in my garden finally unfurled the last of its petals today. By the afternoon, it had turned its golden, yellow face towards the warm Australian sun, oblivious to the long and winding road which brought it here. What it doesn’t know, is that it’s “grandparent” witnessed the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines […]

Sunflower Seedlings…Lessons in Kindness.

This morning, I carefully packaged the sunflower seedlings up into a protective box. It wasn’t Fort Knox but they looked safe, especially once I’d strapped them into the back seat with a seat belt. I know this might sound over the top and I don’t know if you can be a helicopter parent to plants. […]

Sunflowers…Sowing the Seeds.

You wouldn’t believe how difficult it’s been for me to plant a few seeds. That’s because these are no ordinary seeds. These sunflower seeds were grown in Australian Quarantine from the seeds brought back from the MH17 crash site in the Ukraine. You’ll no doubt recall MH17 was the Malaysian airlines flight, which was shot […]

Sunflowers-My Budget Van Gogh

“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way” Vincent Van Gogh Nothing like buying a million dollar painting for $20.00 from your local Opportunity of Charity Shop. While unfortunately […]

An Oasis of Gold: Sunflower Seeds MH17

A sunflower among sunflowers in a sprawling field, her face shines brighter than the sun. So glorious, her luscious, golden smile weaves its magic: captivating poets, painters, dreamers… as well as a wee child’s heart. Stretching her green leaves ever upwards, her time has almost come. Thousands of seeds all set to burst into the […]

Compassion in Action!! Sowing those precious sunflower seeds…

Back in December as the New Year approached, I posed a new vision: “Ask not what the world can do for you but what you can do for your world.” – Rowena. It’s an ambitious question particularly as I’ve been largely parked at home for the last month with a broken foot and what I’ve […]

Saturday Night in Byron Bay…January 5, 2019.

Although blogging is supposed to be an immediate medium, there was something about announcing to the world that we’ve abandoned the house to go to Byron Bay, which didn’t sit well despite leaving the three dogs in charge of home security. So, I’ve decided to write about our week that was a week in arrears […]

Tazmazia- Thursday Doors

Welcome to Another Thursday Doors! This week, you’d better hold onto your horses. We’re setting off on an incredible journey to Tazmazia, located in a town quite literally called the Promised Land. As if that didn’t sound like its from the realms of magic carpets and Aladdin’s Cave, within Tazmazia, you’ll find the miniature village […]

Reflections- Letters to Dead Artists…A-Z Challenge 2018.

Welcome Back to Letters to Dead Artists, my theme for the 2018 A-Z Challenge. For the entire month of April, and a few weeks leading up to the big launch, I have been traveling the world with my ball of red string  and exchanging letters with 26 Dead Artists, bringing together quite a divergent group […]

Z- Shibata Zeshin, Letters to Dead Artists…A-Z Challenge.

Welcome to Z…the very last day of the Blogging A-Z April Challenge. As you may be aware, my theme for 2018 is Writing Letters to Dead Artists and the last artist I’ll be writing to during the challenge, is Japanese artist Shibata Zeshin (1801-1891). During this series, I’ve revealed a raw honesty which is somewhat […]