Monday, March 6, 2017

lovely melbourne

i've been in australia a few days now
staying with anne and tony
and sleeping in an eyrie
that has a hideaway 
porch, too.
 i love this little place
 a morning visitor
has not interefered
with me catching up: 
i'm no longer jet lagged (quickest adjustment yet.)
 beautiful old brick abounds
at their home
 and i like this little baby...
 their home has the perfect floor space
for rolling out
bolts of cloth
 for students at my grampians texture
master class
(master means lots more work,
right guys?)
anne shows the way the bolt's cocoon works.
 having a friend who is a kick-ass cook
means that she also knows the best places to eat!
(our neighbor took a selfie with her plate after being served)
 this salad was the world
and the chai was the best i've tasted.
these people understand food.
we've been very busy 
prepping pulp and materials.
i have not one photo
of making pulp at barb's house
from which we returned
happily exhausted
after having started a small pulp fire
that fortunately damaged only her outdoor cooker
not the neighborhood.
driving home the truth
that it's hard to concentrate when you have so much
wonder to share
with dear friends.


  1. good fortune in friends and work...nothing better!

  2. michelle, this trip has been really rich.

  3. welcome back Velma. I hope it's not so hot in Gariwerd this year!

  4. hi jill, thank you--it's great.

  5. JILL!!! it's YOU! wish we could catch up!

  6. Hi Velma, glad you are acclimatising, hope I may catch up in Halls Gap, only there for the week end, Penny

  7. penny, hello! we'll be at branbok (sp) where your class was for all 6 days. would love to see you.

  8. Yes, it's me Velma!
    Are you in Melbourne next week? Would love to see you. I won't be at Halls Gap this year.

  9. enjoy, enjoy! I waved as you flew over.

  10. mo, i am indeed!
    jean, i saw it!
    jill, i am leaving friday until next wed and then off we go to hall's gap. back after grampians, then a few days before i fly away. drop an email if you have any time after...

  11. Looks like you are having fun and enjoying a warm welcome - hope the rest of the trip is stupendous!

  12. fiona, i've been pretty busy, for sure.


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