Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

Sails

Pink, orange, yellow, and red: the sails stand out against the deep emerald green of the sea. This way and that, the sails move as the class of eight learn to wind surf. Squeals of laughter reach the shore. Walking along the promenade I stop to watch one swimsuit-clad student followed by another lose their…

Just Because

Away from the city noise. Away from roads choked with impatient motorists going nowhere fast. Walking in a quiet suburban area of one-way streets and no-through roads, I happened upon a quaint street. A quiet street lined on both sides with tall, mature trees; their canopy casting much needed shade on a hot summer’s day.…

Thirst

Belonging. A sense of home. A need. It is true: 'home is where the heart is'. I was visiting my niece who lives near a country town, far from the big smoke. After months of planning, this day, our day was finally here. Just us two enjoying each other's company. 'That's the only thing I…

Collage

Snatches of images: here, and then gone. Over there! One followed by another: a horse, a drover, and an open-air carriage with white trimmings. Clop, clop, clop goes the horses’ hooves on the hard surface of the city bitumen road. And then silence as each drover waits for the traffic lights to change to green.…