This tiny little spider caught the light and my attention as it diligently spun her thread while dangling from the kitchen lamp. Such an elegant creature, dancing on a string, with her long legs moving with precision and grace. Up and down, round and round she worked on a thread so light it almost wasn’t… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #365: Spinning Spider
I rescued a tiny succulent from a crack in the concrete on a street in Parramatta several years ago. I brought it home, found it a pot, and it keeps growing towards the light. Its curious leaves hold so many happy memories from that weekend – of strolling the streets and op-shops with a kindred… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #356: Curious momentos
Turns out there are several rampant grape vines in my neighbourhood. I spotted this beauty in its takeover bid on my evening walk. The setting sun lit it up like a stage light in all its conquering glory.
The soft green of eucalypts is a particularly Australian colour and one that warms my heart. Over my back fence, near the creek is a big space of young native trees, all growing like mad. I’m particularly fond of the leaves with wobbly edges resplendent in the late afternoon sun.
What on earth is a carved rug, I hear you ask. It’s exactly as the name suggests – a rug that has some lines carved out to create more definition. I love my lounge-room rug with its big floral pattern on a background of navy blue. It’s bold and warm and pure wool. I picked… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #334: Carved Rug
This glorious autumn weather and the new slow pace of life is certainly good for one’s health. Lounging in the sun like a lizard on a rock has become a part of my daily routine. Sunshine, fresh air, feet up.
Early spring brings with it such joy and hope, particularly when the sun comes out after a few chilly days. Everyone seems to be smiling and taking their time as they stroll down the street, hearts brightened by the bright blue sky and verdant green growth. I tried to be virtuous and go to Modern… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #152: Spring days