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how to drown in the desert

“If you have any doubt about it, first know that the desert begins with the creosote.”

Land of Little Rain, Mary Austin

a wide vista… 794 more words


Helping To Prevent Chimney Fires

I’m delighted to be supporting National Chimney Fire Safety Week, which starts tomorrow. It’s seven days dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of chimney fires, and what you can do to prevent them. 499 more words

General Advice

Feel The Burn

Sheila sent me an old picture of the du Plessis’ beautiful pool in Harrismith. Joan and Jannie built a big one as they had three amazing swimmers in their stable. 238 more words


Almost Home

In the middle of a monsoon

with my eyes pressed down tight

gulping in moist mellow lungfuls

of saturated air

I am almost


home where… 112 more words


Amber Flash by Tauerville

Amber Flash

Tauerville, 2015

Nose: Andy Tauer

My first impressions of the perfume are of honey, dense and thick, sticky and gooey in the jar… Honey from woods, definitely, darker in olfactory and colour palette. 379 more words

Perfume Reviews

A Forest in the Desert

Yesterday, during #MondayBlogs, I was reading a post by Colleen Story on Forest Bathing. I had never heard the term before, but loved the immersion it called to mind. 237 more words

New Normal

Desert light....

By far, I have found it best to be on these desert trails shortly after sunrise, or within the first hour thereafter….

…the light is more pleasant and provides for greater character in the subjects found along the way. 187 more words

Photos - Outdoors