Thoughtful Gifts Influence Lives

Dear Sister, If you’re with Auntie Sheila when you get this message, remind her that for Xmas 1976 she bought me this book about woodland insects.

Sheila encouraged me to pursue my interest in nature, saying that a knowledge of pollinators is as important as a knowledge of fruit trees, and that knowing both is the perfect marriage.

Seasonal Sizzling

It’s sizzling outside. Just enough cloud cover to bathe everything in a white UV glow. It’s certainly humid. Here’s some local gossip: a gardening friend says a local water diviner told her that in February Brisbane will see rain like it’s never seen rain before. I’m sure that’s reliable testimony. I’ve chocked everything up under…