Au Revoir, Spring

I said goodbye to spring for the second time this year. December 1st marks the first day of summer in Australia. As the hotter days settle in I think of how privileged I am to have witnessed the array of colours that define the season of growth in Australia.



The pale purple of the jacaranda tree is something out of an elven forest. The weeks that these flowers bloomed made me believe I was in a fantasy wonderland.Read More »



Once in a while we are privileged enough to have a dining experience we will always remember. It may be a combination of outstanding food, an exciting atmosphere, but mostly its the person you’re with:shy smiles as you catch each others eye, the tender touch on the other’s hand across the table, a conversation that makes you connect with each other like never before.

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I Miss You, Winter

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Time passes differently without seasons. There is nothing to mark its change. August… September… October… November… All marked by nothing but the rising and setting sun. In all that time, half a world away, the balmy winds of summer give way to arctic gales. The trees shiver and shed their tangerine leaves. The land suspends life in silence and icy snow.

I left Canada suddenly on the warm tail of August. Australia is all August.Read More »