One of my disappointments this year has been the loss of a contract in the Wheatbelt region. I loved working in those communities and enjoyed the landscape that is so rich in diversity, so I was thrilled to be offered a one off visit during spring.
Needless to say the first place I visited was Foxes Lair in Narrogin. It was festooned with wildflowers as far as the eye could see.
But as always, my eye searched for that one flower that lit me up from the inside.
I’ve been working a lot in the Midwest region and in the Murchison outback. I’ve had to drive to Geraldton, sometimes more than once a month, a trip of over 800 km return that I enjoyed but it started to take a toll on me. Fortunately the flights there have resumed on a regular basis. My base is Geraldton when I travel through the Murchison by small plane. The flight across this vast landscape allows me to view it differently. It is an ever changing canvas.
Heading to the Gascoyne region I’m impatient to fly over Shark Bay. The area is stunning on land and from air.
I visited some small towns in the Eastern Wheatbelt I hadn’t visited before and was delighted to see some old buildings preserved as is. This was in the small town of Pingelly.
And to find a corner store in Popanyinning, one that no longer exists in the city, that sells everything including petrol. This road is the main highway to Perth!
“You can’t miss it!” she tells me. The signage that guides me to homes is sometimes amazing! This was 30 kms off the highway on an unsealed road and the landmark to turn into the farm I was visiting.
Spring ended with the first of the art work arriving. I met Sobrane, an artist who lives in Broome, some years ago. I knew one day her work would find a place in my home as it had in my heart, but I didn’t expect it to arrive with love.
My house is transforming into a home. The beautiful brolga dances with joy, and do so I.
May the journey you take through the seasons be the one that enriches your spirit and the change you experience, be the change you want.
Until next time
a dawn bird
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