Posted on December 20, 2016
So many flowers and so much green after a wet winter had the western Queensland desert transformed. Expecting dry and more hostile conditions we were greeted with a lush environment so different to the one in our minds’ eyes.
Posted on November 29, 2015
In January 2013 the Warrumbungles was devastated by severe bush fires. The landscape was in tatters. Visiting there in July 2013 was sad indeed, although there were signs of recovery as this earlier post shows.
In going to the Warrumbungles in July this year there was indeed a changing, growing post fire landscape. Sadly it will never be the same as before the fires. One thing which is noticeable two years on is the quiet. There are a few birds singing their way through the day, but not as many as you would expect in this once diverse landscape.
Nevertheless the Warrumbungles are not going to give up!
Posted on May 14, 2015
At Serendipity we have been carefully restoring the property back to nature. We recently had a release of a gorgeous blond brushtail possum at Serendipity to enjoy some of our hard work so far.
She was very keen to inspect her new abode from the safety of her supplied nesting box from Wilvos here on the Sunshine Coast.
Posted on May 25, 2014
Stretching for 1472kms, even further if you include its tributaries, the Darling is a wonderful river system. Unfortunately it has been overused and somewhat abused since early settlement. It needs looking after so the shades of the Darling can be captured for many centuries to come.
Posted on February 27, 2014
While they are not a native species, olive branches are symbolic of peace. This tree in our paddock will stay as a symbol of peace at Serendipity. It will symbolise reaching out to nature, bringing peace, safety and serenity to the land we share.
Perhaps the world would benefit from more olive branches?
Posted on December 24, 2013
The appreciation of life’s simple gifts and rewards will last you all year, unlike the gifts you may find under your tree today.
Here are 10 reflections on life’s gifts I have captured during the year.
1 Enjoying the company of your best friend
2 Soaking up the fresh air at the Hillbilly Hilton on the Noosa River
3 Falling in love again when you never thought you would
4 Caring for someone or something who has lost their way and needs your helping hand
5 Strolling down a country backroad with a favourite person in your life
6 Feeling the rush of the cool fresh water wash over your body from the Kondalilla Falls
7 Blowing an air kiss across the room to someone you love
8 Building a swing to share with others near Lake Weyba
9 Standing back and admiring your Mum and being grateful for all she has done for you
10 Staying strong and recovering from adversity, no matter how harsh
Posted on September 6, 2013
you thought you could destroy me
in this January just gone
your licking flames and searing heat
panting for the signal of defeat
I did not surrender to your call
my strength is now returning
green tips are young and eager
birds upon my branches as yet so meagre
silence lingers in the ‘Bungles
no chirping chomping or chatter
no hikers campers or forest friends
until the day our nature mends
Rains have come to the rescue and recovery is happening. The silence on the walks is eerie, awaiting the return of the creatures to the Warrumbungles.
Be powerful. CREATE!
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