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Tableland 2

Today, however, when I reached the part of the trail where I had been stopped, I could follow on until I came to a very different, more pastoral landscape. Here I crossed among rolling hills and strode down into groves, … Continue reading

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The Table Land

On a bitter, wintry day I walked up onto the Tableland to have a look at the beginnings of things. Any day now, the snow would come. Already there was a dusting in crevices and on a few dark green … Continue reading

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Dreamtime

Dreamtime. This is the welcome time, hovering between Autumn and Winter. The gardens have been put to bed under a blanket of leaves. Even the lingering golden asparagus fronds have been clipped and burned. Next week, with the end of … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Tribe

Two years ago, we saw three does and their four yearling fawns roamed the neighborhood as they always did, following their habitual trails up from the valley, boldly gleaning twigs, rose canes and compost. Then, just before Easter, we witnessed … Continue reading

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The Alien

Only once, ever, have I felt an alien presence in the land, and that was the year the coy dog appeared. Some nights I lie awake listening to the wild, gleeful hunting calls of a small pack of coyotes echoing … Continue reading

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