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Posts tagged ‘water’

Why I can’t give up my lawn

I learned to ride a bike on the lawn. Not a rough-as-guts Aussie lawn, but the softer, feathery kind from my UK childhood. The lawn cushioned the blows when I grew too old for training wheels but not old enough for the open road. Read more

Scent of the soil

It’s been raining and the colours in the garden are more vivid than ever. The water cranks up the green yet blackens the soil. It’s a garden of contrasts.

When the rain stops and the temperature lifts a little, the smell of damp soil beckons me outside. I can thank the molecule geosmin for that. Read more