I am a writer and nature photographer, living in a small rural village in the Samford Valley. Here on Australia’s east coast, surrounded by the Samford State Forest and enclosed by four rugged mountains, I enjoy exploring new and interesting ways to engage with the beauty of the natural world.
My poetry, written in the Japanese verse forms of haiku, tanka and haibun, is published in the United States by Red Moon Press, the MET Press and Kei Books. My writings also appear in anthologies and literary journals: Atlas Poetica, Take Five, Gusts, and Paper Wasp. In 2010 Blemish Books (Canberra) published a suite of twenty poems in Triptych Poets volume 1. My historical novels and short stories are available through Amazon’s kindle store, clifibooks.com and The Adelaide Digital Publishing Group.
My husband and I often roam around Australia as we visit the outback and cities of interest. Our favourite destinations also include the islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean. With my notebook, pen and camera at hand, I’ve enjoyed researching the stories about these places, and photographing the amazing scenery, stunning flowers and foliage found in these unique parts of our world. This blog―Nature as Art and Inspiration―is a work in progress that has developed through my love of nature, writing and travel.
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