Our long established cherry trees have burst into flower this week. The warmer weather has arrived and the garden is returning to life. Cherry blossom Detail of a cherry blossom Detail of a cherry blossom My work is keeping me trapped inside for the bulk of the day but, when I can in the late evening, I am outside. Detail of plum blossom Read more →

Snake in the Grass

Snake in the grass The texture of the snake gave it away. The light reflecting off the skin seemed out of place, somehow unnatural and unnerving. It took a moment to figure out what had caught me off guard. Once found, my only thought was getting the camera. Read more →

Easter Baking and Brambles

After too many years without, this is our first Easter with a proper oven. What better time than to bake some hot cross buns? Ring of hot cross buns cooling on a rack. Hot cross buns cooling. Hot cross bun split apart. Spring and Brambles Spring has officially arrived but the weather has yet to take note. I have never been so keen to see the greenery return to the landscape. Read more →