Archive | April 2015

Life is full of change

Twilight Vine

Looking at the reddish vine leaves in golden evening twilight, I’m reminded how, for all of us, plants, animals and people, life is full of change.

For more information about Michele, her writing or her latest book,¬†Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me,¬†check out Michele’s website:

Text and image: copyright Michele Gierck

A Peaceful Moment

a peaceful garden scene


Autumn arrives. The air chills, the earth moistens, and leaves fade and fall. Rake leaves; then stop and stare. A moment of peace. One that lingers.

As a writer, time out, time in the garden, is precious; especially when the sun bursts through on a grey, cool, wet day.

Thanks also to readers of my latest book, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me, for writing comments on this blog. It’s great hearing from readers, particularly those who really relate to the story, or the character my mother was … and continues to be in print.

For MELBOURNE (Australia) readers, my next talk is on Mother’s Day Eve, (9 May at 2.30pm) in conversation with Morag Fraser at the artists’ colony, Montsalvat (in the Barn Gallery). $15 gets you entry, a glass of wine and nibbles, and the conversation, which is guaranteed to be memorable. Bookings required: (03)9439 7712.

For more information about Fraying, and associated events, or to listen to an ABC podcast interview with the author about the book, check out my website:

Michele’s other blog, focusing on writing rather than the garden:

Photos and text copyright Michele Gierck