How to plant a tree

Over the years our little cul-de-sac has been eroded of council planted shade trees in front of the houses. We are all meant to have one. Last year I counted that there were 4 missing. And with new houses being built, there will be a need for even more. So I contacted the council requesting … More How to plant a tree

Two Amazing Rose Bushes – the world’s largest and the world’s oldest

The largest living rose is in Tombstone, Arizona.  When it is in bloom it has over 200,000 blossoms, and is supported by an arbour under which people can sit.  It is a white Rosa banksiae. The bush was planted in 1885, back when Tombstone was a boomtown for silver mining. The tree officially covers 9,000 square … More Two Amazing Rose Bushes – the world’s largest and the world’s oldest

Saving Bees

What’s all the buzz about bees? Bottom line is we need them.  When I did a google search for ‘save the bees’ I got 2,950,000 results in 0.65 seconds.  There is a lot of initiatives out there about what is happening world-wide to help save them. You can go big – or you can local … More Saving Bees

Dad’s Song

My father could not hold a note. When at school he was the only kid who was excused from singing lessons. Over the years he did learn to hold a tune relatively well.  And certainly well enough for little kids to be lulled to sleep as he rocked us and sang his favourite RUSSIAN song. … More Dad’s Song

Things that people do

This Aussie mum makes food into works of art This man paints masterpieces with his feet These people rescue vervet monkeys   Raili Tanska Steps for Peace The less you open your heart to others,  the more your heart suffers. Deepak Chopra