Christmas Bell Dog, original ink drawing created by Sheila Buchanan Buell during the Vietnam War. Peace Good People Peace
Australia Equals Home The revised book is available on Kobo, as an ebook and it should soon also be available as a paperback through various outlets including Barnes and Nobel. The paintings in the paperback are grayscale, I will be publishing the color versions on this website. If you purchased the original version of the … Continue reading Visions from Two Continents Revised paintings Chapter 1
I have been up close and personal with plastic pollution the last few weeks. The Yarra River which flows through downtown Melbourne, Australia, has been flooding into Wilson Reserve, a nature preserve in East Ivanhoe. Flooded track in Wilson Reserve No houses are allowed to be constructed within the 100-year flood line on the flood … Continue reading Yarra River Floods and Plastic
Urban canopy is being destroyed more than replace.
I was happy to be back weeding in Wilson Reserve today. The birds sang and the soft spring sun filtered through the trees, warming my back and drying the damp spring soil. The spot we were working had been weeded many times before, so the trad (wandering jew-see post Trad February 2021) was under control. … Continue reading Angled Onion – Weeding and Eating
Pluck the day. Not seize it, but simply pluck it. I must force myself to open my eyes to the beauty around me. I arrived Down Under last week. They didn't require any tests, or even proof of vaccination, The trip was grueling but uneventful. No delays, no bad weather no missed planes. I flew … Continue reading Carpe Diem
"Twisted strands to a single center flow. Life is living."
Yesterday, Blackburn Lake, Melbourne, Australia, Reflections Looking at clouds up and down, reflections all around. The reflections are my memories, the good, the bad, and the ugly. A cliché that speaks truth. I love the concept that true happiness comes from solving problems. It seems the only constants in this world are change and problems. … Continue reading Happiness
The Resurrection by Patsy Buell Stierna Description at the end I feel Easter in my soul. It is life, death and rebirth. It begins on Ash Wednesday which brings home the fragile nature of our short stay on this planet. Some would say life is just decay and rebirth through the cycle of life and … Continue reading Resurrection – Easter
Unfinished Portrait of me by my mother Sheila Buchanan Buell It's been another extended week of editing. Going out pulling invasive weeds here in Australia, then locking myself up with my computer, with comments from my Beta Reader and my editor. Based on their feedback I pull out and plant more words into my memoir. … Continue reading Memoir Writing, Undressing My Soul